Don’t be a Statistic. Prevent a Fall.

This year, the United States observes Falls Prevention Week September 21 to 25. Why is this important to readers of VisionAware? Did you know that 46.7% of adults aged 65+ with severe vision impairment fell vs. 27.7% of those without severe vision impairment (Crews, Chou, Stevens & Saaddine, 2014)? What Can You Do to Avoid … Continued

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Documentary on the Paralympics Coming to Netflix

If you haven’t heard of Rising Phoenix yet, you will be hearing more about it in the coming days, weeks and months. In this Netflix documentary, “elite athletes and insiders reflect on the Paralympic Games and examine how they impact a global understanding of disability, diversity and excellence.” But it’s not just a story of … Continued

Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center: A Resource for All

By Sylvia Stinson-Perez The Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC) is focused on agencies promoting independence, community involvement, and the well-being of older individuals who are blind. It is a part of the National Research & Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC). The OIB-TAC provides a variety of training and technical … Continued

The ADA in the Age of COVID-19

With the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act approaching, it is important to reflect on how this pandemic has affected the independence and rights of people with disabilities, and the importance of advocacy to make freedom ring through continued accessibility of basic necessities. To learn about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on … Continued

COVID-19 Resource List for People with Vision Loss

CDC Recommendations for How to Protect Yourself Symptoms and Protocol to Follow Resources on the Coronavirus for People with Vision Loss National Braille Press book on food delivery options Managing Anxiety Around the Coronavirus American Academy of Ophthalmology Eye Protection National Council on the Aging Resources on Covid-19 for Older Adults National Council on the … Continued

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November is National Diabetes Month

VisionAware Is Full of Information and Resources On Diabetes and Vision Loss Read about diabetes and diabetic retinopathy. Get a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year. Find out how to monitor your diabetes. Read about the difference between hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. Check out our Diabetes Guides in English and Spanish. Read Personal … Continued