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Verizon Awards $1.5 Million Grant to Expand American Foundation for the Blind's Web Site for Seniors With Age-Related Vision Loss
Date:10/2/2007

Patrick Gaston. "We're proud to partner with the AFB on this innovative project to continue to help seniors with low vision live independent, active lives."

The AFB launched its Senior Site earlier this year to assist the nation's growing senior population with low vision. According to a Prevent Blindness America study, diseases like age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy are expected to double as the nation's 78 million baby boomers reach retirement age.

"There was a real need for more information on how to live well with conditions like glaucoma and macular degeneration, and we are thrilled to be providing it with Verizon's help," said Carl R. Augusto, president and CEO of AFB. "This extraordinarily generous grant enables AFB to help seniors with vision loss to live independently and productively, without sacrificing their quality of life."

In addition to informative written material, the AFB Senior Site contains a library of videos. There are demonstrations on everything from meal preparation, to instruction on using adaptive devices, to tips on shaving and applying makeup. The site also includes inspiring video testimonials from seniors who refuse to allow their vision loss to slow them down.

Visitors can also participate in message boards designed to foster a sense of community among seniors and family members dealing with vision loss. Topics include exercise, travel and recreational opportunities.

Like all of AFB's Web sites, the Senior Site is designed with adjustable text, color and contrast to make it accessible to those with low vision. The site meets Web Content Accessibility Guidelines to allow blind or low-vision users to navigate content using voice-browser technology.

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit that expands possibilities for people with vision loss. One of AFB's top priorities is promoting independent and healthy living for people with vision los
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