- Virginia Murray Sowell Center Receives Five-Year, $1.25 Million Grant to Fund Assistive Technology Training for Teachers
The five-year grant will fund the center's Collaboration and Assistive Technology for Students with Sensory Impairments (CAT-SI) project, which is intended to train teachers to collaborate with students' educational teams and family members and to evaluate and instruct students in assistive technology.
- Scott Davert Talks About What's New in iOS 9
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- Housing Development in the U.K. to Include Supported-Living Facilities for People with Vision Loss
In a southeastern suburb of London, a residential development plans to integrate community housing for people who have visual impairments with homes for private sale. The result of a collaboration between the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and Countryside Properties, the housing development is expected to "set a new standard for supported living."
- John Haight Maxson, Former Director of the American Association of Workers for the Blind, Has Died
John Haight Maxson, former director of the American Association of Workers for the Blind (AAWB) and former training director of the National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision at Mississippi State University, died August 23, 2015, in Crescent City, California.
- Talking Scientific Calculator is Designed to Function in "Exactly the Same" Way as Inaccessible Version
According to its developers, a newly available talking scientific calculator for advanced mathematics "functions . . . exactly the same as" the version of the product that does not include speech.
- Dog Guide School Pairs First Dog Certified to Assist a Runner with Vision Loss
The first running dog guide professionally trained to assist an athlete with vision loss was recently placed with his handler, marking the initiation of the Running Guides pilot program at the Guiding Eyes for the Blind dog guide school.
- Judy Scott, Long-Time Vision Loss Champion, to Retire from AFB
Dallas, TX (August 3, 2015)—Today the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) announced that Judy Castle Scott, a longtime champion and pioneer in the field of vision loss, will retire in the fall of 2015, after 46 years of distinguished service. Scott is currently the director of the AFB Center on Vision Loss and Web Programs, a role that allows her to fulfill her dream of providing hope, help and connection to people affected by sight loss.