According to the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP), about 10% of the U.S. population has diabetes and at least 1 in 3 are pre-diabetic. Kaiser Permanente reports blurry vision is often an early warning sign of diabetes. Elevated glucose levels in the blood can… Continue Reading Stay on TRACK of Your Diabetes
Gardening can be a fun way to grow your own food, enjoy the outdoors and create something beautiful to share with friends and family. Spring is an excellent time to make a plan, buy some seeds, and dig into the dirt. Adapting gardening for people… Continue Reading Gardening Ideas for People with Vision Loss
Different kinds of lighting in a room can play an important role in accomplishing tasks, but not all lighting is created equal. There are differences between ambient lighting and task lighting, and both can be utilized to meet your needs. Continue Reading Making the Most of Lighting
What is a Smart TV? The term smart TV refers to a television, or an external box connected to a television, which can run apps, or software, much like a computer or smartphone. These apps allow users to stream content from the internet, such as… Continue Reading Smart TVs: Are They Accessible?
A New Year’s party or a holiday gathering is an excellent reason to bake a treat for loved ones. Many of us have favorite family recipes that are used to prepare holiday meals. “My go-to family recipe is for Pfeffernüsse Cookies—German gingerbread cookies that I… Continue Reading News You Can Use: 15 Tips for Baking with Low Vision
Assistive technologies, such as magnifiers and screen-readers, have increased accessibility to information now more than ever before. As someone new to magnification, consider utilizing the built-in accessibility options before purchasing equipment or installing software. “I use these settings every day,” says Kathy Brockman, Council board… Continue Reading Built-in Screen Magnifiers: A Free Way to Get the Accessibility You Need, Right on Your Computer
Age-related macular degeneration affects more than 10 million Americans. It is a common eye condition and a leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 50. The condition affects the central part of the retina – causing distortion or loss of central… Continue Reading Macular Degeneration Symposium
Fall is a time for new beginnings–especially for students. This year’s college freshmen might be both nervous and excited, as they are not sure what to expect when it comes to the differences between high school and college. To ease this transition, the Council would… Continue Reading Preparing for College