Ongoing research to prevent and treat eye diseases has the potential to change the lives of millions in the United States living with vision loss. For the 100,000 people in Wisconsin with conditions including glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, childhood disorders and more, these… Continue Reading Clinical Trials Hold Promise for Eye Diseases
With cell phone technology constantly evolving and more new models appearing every year, it can be hard to know which device is best for you. So how do you decide which phone to buy? The answer depends entirely on how you want to use it.… Continue Reading Accessible Cell Phones: Which Model is Best for You?
Thanks to technological improvements at the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) over the last several years, people who want to continue reading have more options than ever. And more digital advances are on the way. Created by a 1931 Act… Continue Reading Changes on the Way from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled
Donald Jackson is a veteran with vision loss. The 63-year-old Madison man answers his phone with a hearty greeting. But when asked about his military service and his health care options since that time, he speaks in a quiet tone. Continue Reading Veterans and Vision Loss: Finding Support in Wisconsin
Have you ever taken time to consider the ways your vision loss could impact your daily activities at home?
Think about how you would reply to these questions:
Do you feel your house is accessible and functional to meet your needs for independence?
Do you have difficulties reading the mail, newspaper, or your favorite book? Continue Reading The Benefits of Vision Rehabilitation in Your Own Home
Until just a few years ago, people with vision loss had distinct disadvantages when trying to watch television.
Some shows conveyed intent and descriptions through dialog or other audio queues, but most did not offer an accessible option. Instead, the norm meant switching channels until hearing familiar dialog and voices to identify a program. Continue Reading Tips for Accessible Television Viewing
If you attended a meeting online during the last year, you are in the majority. A recent survey by the National Bureau of Economic Research shows 89% of the people responding to its questionnaire about online meetings say they attended at least one meeting online in the last 13 months. Continue Reading Tips to Set Yourself Up for Success During Online Meetings
Mindy Coulman navigates her Dodgeville subdivision by using skills gained through Orientation and Mobility training on using her white cane. When Mindy Coulman began to lose her vision, she knew that learning new ways to navigate her surroundings would be necessary. “I needed to walk… Continue Reading Using your Senses for Safe and Independent Navigation
While many cleaning tasks are done year-round, spring offers the opportunity to tackle projects that come once a year. Certain chores are best done in spring to keep your home fresh and organized and this can be a great time to open your windows, roll… Continue Reading Spring Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Home Tidy
Wisconsin’s winter months can test anyone, regardless of how much you enjoy the snow and cold. With the temperature drop comes increased time inside and fewer opportunities to participate in outdoor activities. It is important to have some strategies to keep you active and feeling… Continue Reading Staying Active in the Winter