- Get A Free Currency Reader from the U.S. Department of Treasury
Read Maureen Duffy's post about what is going on in the world of accessible currency.
- Nearly $4 Million Awarded to Western Michigan University for Personnel Preparation
Western Michigan University's Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies recently received four grants totaling $3.7 million from the U.S. Department of Education for the purpose of filling the severe shortage of specialists trained to assist people with visual impairments. The five-year personnel training grants will help prepare orientation and mobility (O&M) specialists, vision rehabilitation therapists, rehabilitation counselors, and teachers of children who are visually impaired.
- New Vision Rehabilitation and Vocational Training Center is Coming to Maine
Construction on a new vision rehabilitation and training center in Portland, Maine, the only such facility for individuals "who live north of Newton, Massachusetts," according to Bangor Daily News, is expected to be completed in the spring of 2015, thanks to $1.1 million in grant funding from the Rehabilitation Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Education.
- January is Glaucoma Awareness Month
Read about VisionAware and NEHEP resources
- U.S. Pharmacy Chain Enhances Accessibility Options for Prescription Labels by Adding Braille and Large-Print
Through the ScripAbility program, prescription medicines ordered through CVS/pharmacy's online pharmacy can now be delivered with large print or braille labels. These new accessible prescription label formats are in addition to the audio prescription labels, known as ScripTalk, which were made available to the customers of CVS/pharmacy in March 2014.
- The Braille Challenge 2015 Is about to Begin in the United States and Canada
The annual braille reading and writing competition for students who are blind or have low vision, Braille Institute's Braille Challenge, recently announced the dates and locations for the regional competition in the United States and Canada.
- Patients Not Referred for Low Vision in Timely Manner
Read the latest research