- AFB Center on Vision Loss in Dallas is April Agency of the Month
Center on Vision Loss Brings Hope and Independence.
- AFB Welcomes George Pocheptsov to National Board
AFB announced the election of George Pocheptsov to its national board. Pocheptsov was elected during the organization's February 2014 Board of Trustees meeting.
- Researchers discover that diabetes is no longer the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults in the U.K.
Researchers from Moorfields Eye Hospital in London recently published findings that revealed that diabetes-related eye disease is no longer the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults in England and Wales.
- CVS/pharmacy Now Offers "Talking" Prescription Labels for Individuals with Vision Impairments Through its Online Pharmacy
Paul Schroeder, AFB's Vice President of Programs and Policy, applauds CVS for taking steps to provide speech access to label information for customers with vision loss.
- AFB Names Recipient of its First-Ever Stephen Garff Marriott Award
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) has named Richard Chen the first recipient of the Stephen Garff Marriott Award. The award honors a blind or visually impaired individual who has served as an extraordinary mentor or who has attained remarkable professional success.
- Anne Sullivan Macy Bill on Its Way! Historic Special Education Legislation
Historic introduction of the most comprehensive special education legislation for blind/visually impaired and deaf/hard of hearing students—H.R. 4040: The Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act
- Two athletes with visual impairments nominated to U.S. Paralympic Team
Two visually impaired athletes have been nominated to the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Nordic ski team.
- Chief architect of the Individualized Education Program has died
James J. Gallagher, an internationally recognized expert on special education and chief architect of the Individualized Education Program (IEP), died on January 17, 2014, at age 87.