- Historic International Accord to Address the Global "Book Famine" Finally Sent to Senate
At long last, the Obama Administration took action yesterday to send to the U.S. Senate the landmark international agreement that will, when fully implemented, dramatically address the "book famine" faced by people with vision loss or who have other so-called print disabilities around the world. Contact your U.S. Senators to ask them to ratify this historic treaty immediately. Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty requires a two-thirds vote in the Senate.
- February is Low Vision Awareness Month
Find out about low vision services
- Valentine Gift Ideas for Friends and Family
- Philip "Phil" Hatlen, Creator of the Expanded Core Curriculum, Has Died
Dr. Hatlen, who died January 14, 2016, once said, "Stand tall, be proud of your profession. . . . Be gentle, be creative, and respect the dignity of all children. Love life, work hard, live with a passion for everything that you do. Laugh a lot, and help your students to learn to laugh."
- Survey of Older Workers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
Take this survey and win a chance at a gift card.
- Stepped Care for Coping with Visual Impairment and Depression
Read about this new research
- New Research on Patient Education and Support Related to Use of Marijuana for Treatment of Glaucoma
New glaucoma research from The George Washington University in Washington, DC indicates that the factors associated with patients' intentions to use marijuana for glaucoma include their perceptions of the legality of marijuana use as well as satisfaction (or not) with their current standard of glaucoma care. The researchers conclude that patients need to be educated about marijuana and its specific effects on glaucoma, which they note is not supported by scientific evidence.
- Enjoy an interview with Maureen Duffy, author of Making Life More Livable
Read this very informative interview by Mary D'Apice