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CVS/pharmacy Enhancing Accessibility for the Visually Impaired To Its Web Site and Store Point of Sales Devices

... Foundation for the Blind, American Council of the blind and California Council of the Blind. ... with organizations committed to advocacy for the blind and introduce service enhancements in our stores ... tactile devices. "Without tactile keys, blind and visually impaired people have no choice but ...

National Federation of the Blind Awards $50,000

... -- The National Federation of the blind presented $50,000 in cash awards to individuals ... toward achieving the full integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality. The second ... blindness field at the National Federation of the blind annual convention in Detroit on Wednesday, July ....

Over One Thousand Blind Americans to March in Detroit

... -- The National Federation of the blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the United States, will hold its third March ... held as part of the National Federation of the blind convention, which will take place in Detroit this ...

Enhanced Vision Supports America's Leading Event for Blind and Visually Impaired

... only 5k championship race in the country where blind athletes compete directly against sighted ... the following outstanding groups that support the blind and visually impaired, including Carroll Center ... designed specifically for people who are legally blind and have macular degeneration and other ...

National Federation of the Blind Congratulates NASA on Successful Mission

... inventor of the reading and writing code for the blind and is the first United States coin to contain ... be used to support the National Federation of the blind "Braille Readers are Leaders" campaign. The ... initiative created to double the number of blind children learning Braille by 2015. Dr. Marc ...

Becoming Aware of Veterans' Vision Needs

... online resource center, can help veterans who are blind or have low vision and their families continue to ... American Veterans, and National Association of blind Veterans. Scheduling a low vision ... real-life interviews with men and women who are blind or have low vision. ...

In retinal disease, sight may depend on second sites

... the same genetic disease, why would one person go blind in childhood but the other later in life or not ... to predict whether or not he or she will go blind and how quickly." To identify modifiers of ... According to Katsanis, whether a patient goes blind depends on modifiers like A229T. "A229T increases ...

Preventing Dangerous Slips and Falls: The American Foundation for the Blind Launches New Video Series on Staying Safe at Home

... Americans Month, the American Foundation for the blind (AFB) has launched a new series of videos on ... The American Foundation for the blind created AFB Senior Site ( www.afb.org/seniorsite ... age. The American Foundation for the blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit that expands ...

Martha Reeves to Participate in the National Federation of the Blind Motor City March for Independence

... -- The National Federation of the blind (NFB) announced today that Martha Reeves, former ... 2009, as part of the National Federation of the blind convention, which will be held in Detroit this year. Over a thousand blind people from across the nation will march to raise ...

Playing with Fashion: New 'Phenominoes' Pendants Feature Blind Artists' Phenomenal Artwork on Real Dominoes

... images created by two inspirational and talented blind painters for reproduction onto the company's ... collection features artwork by two acclaimed blind painters: Art of Possibility Studios founder ... over adversity. Founded by award-winning blind painter Ketra Oberlander, the agency locates and ...

NGOs Unite to Bring Awareness to Inequities in Eye Care for Women

... Nearly two out of three people who are blind or visually impaired are women WASHINGTON, ... and Blindness Of the 45 million bilaterally blind in the world, two thirds are women, yet they ... account for about two-thirds of the cataract blind because they do not receive surgery at the same ...

Video: CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Awards $4.2 Million in Grants Benefiting Children with Disabilities, Uninsured

... for children with disability including Junior blind of America of Los Angeles, for its program that ... House Ear Institute, Los Angeles Junior blind of America, Los Angeles Latino Center for ... Association, New York Association for the blind and Visually Impaired - Goodwill Industry, ...

Rigorous Visual Training Teaches the Brain to See Again After Stroke

... several months, patients who had gone partially blind as a result of suffering a stroke were able to ... brain the stroke occurred, most patients will be blind in one-quarter to one-half of their normal field ... further and further into what was the patient's blind area, as a way to challenge the brain, to coax it ...

Kathleen Strauss to Help Launch Braille Literacy Campaign

... join members of the National Federation of the blind of Michigan to launch a Braille Literacy Campaign ... am in the Rotunda of the Michigan State Capitol. blind persons will kick off an $8 million campaign to ... rate by 2015. The National Federation of the blind of Michigan is joining in a nationwide campaign ...

Singapore Gives New Sight to the Blind

... Eye Centre (SNEC) has given new sight to 25 blind patients with 100 percent success through a ... Eye Center (SNEC) has given new sight to 25 blind patients with 100 percent success through a ... front of the eye only. So those who are born blind from retinal or optic nerve disease will not ...

A new soldier in the war on cancer: The blind mole rat

... ) shows that cellular mechanisms used by the blind mole rat to survive the very low oxygen ... effect of this discovery is two-fold: first the blind mole rat can serve a "living tumor" in cancer ... andperhaps more importantthat unique gene in the blind mole rat becomes a prime target for new ...

USAID Blindness Program Assists One Million Children in 23 Countries

... sight-restoring surgery, and education for blind children. USAID has supported programs to ... receiving therapy services at Resources for the blind in the Philippines, a Perkins School for the blind partner supported by USAID since 2006. For the ...

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers to Participate in the National Federation of the Blind Motor City March for Independence

... -- The National Federation of the blind (NFB) announced today that the Alliance of ... the convention of the National Federation of the blind that is to be held in Detroit. Over a thousand blind citizens from across the nation will march to ...

National Federation of the Blind Praises Bill to Create Work Incentives and Opportunity

... blind Persons Return to Work Act of 2009 Introduced by ... has introduced legislation designed to help blind persons receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to return to work. The blind Persons Return to Work Act of 2009 (H.R. 886), ...

National Federation of the Blind Rejects Nelson-Collins Amendment

... the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, said: "The purpose ... to accomplish this goal for Americans who are blind or have other disabilities, state vocational ... adequately funded. The National Federation of the blind urges all members of the United States Senate to ...

AFB Survey Finds Drug Labeling Puts People with Vision Loss at Serious Medical Risk

... Legally blind parents almost miss dangerous pharmacy error in ... recent survey by the American Foundation for the blind (AFB) found that people with vision loss were ... A husband and wife who are both legally blind are parents of an infant and are unable to read ...

MIT develops camera for the blind

... visitor photos she's taken and can see with her blind eye. The demonstration comes more than 20 ... machine" that can allow some people who are blind or visually challenged to access the Internet, ... feel I'm able to express myself visually with my blind eye, and there's value in that, I think." ...

National Federation of the Blind to Exhibit at Consumer Electronics Show

... Exhibit Will Highlight Products blind People Can Use BALTIMORE, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, in partnership with ...

'Blind' Man Navigates Obstacle Course Without Error

... a case of second sight: Scientists report that a blind man in Switzerland was able to make his way ... the man also has a skill not seen before in the blind -- the ability to navigate a maze, in this case ... The researchers wrote that the man walks like a blind man and only gets around with the assistance of ...

Moshi Names Independent Living Aids Exclusive Distributor in Blindness and Visual Impairment Field

... a great position to let the visually impaired and blind community know about this amazing new ... and is officially endorsed by the World blind Association. Using the initial command of ... has become a trusted source of products for the blind and visually impaired. All the items offered are ...

Serotek First to Offer 64-Bit Support

... operating systems. This is a breakthrough for blind and visually impaired consumers and IT professionals alike. blind information technology professionals have long ... field for skilled IT professionals. Without it, blind IT professionals would be locked out of ...

Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired Celebrates Opening of New Student Dormitory

... at the Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the blind and Vision Impaired, and see how instructors there empower the blind and visually impaired to lead productive, ... CONTACT: Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the blind and Vision Impaired Melody Lindsey, Director ...

National Federation of the Blind Launches Largest-Ever White Cane Initiative

... -- The National Federation of the blind (NFB), the nation's oldest and largest ... today announced an initiative to ensure that any blind person in the United States and Puerto Rico who ... the National Federation of the Blind. "It allows blind individuals to travel whenever and wherever they ...

Athletes' Study Shows Pride, Shame Universal Behaviors

... MONDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A study of blind athletes shows that the proud victory stance of a ... of the National Academy of Sciences , shows that blind and sighted individuals displayed pride and shame ... body language of sighted, blind, and congenitally blind judo competitors from around the world. ...

Hybrid Cars Pose Risk to Blind, Visually Impaired

... cars pose a serious threat of injury and death to blind and visually impaired people, says the American ... this danger. "Traditionally, people who are blind or visually impaired learn to rely on their ... safely," she said. Without those sound cues, a blind or visually impaired person is at serious risk. ...

CardPartner and Guide Dogs for the Blind Announce Visa Credit Card That Funds Canine Companions for Blind

... Guide Dogs for the blind and CardPartner, Inc. today announced availability of the Guide Dogs for the blind Platinum Visa® credit card at ... . For every card activated, Guide Dogs for the blind receives $50 plus a percentage of every dollar ...

National Federation of the Blind Awards $100,000

... -- The National Federation of the blind presented $100,000 in cash awards to individuals ... toward achieving the full integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality. ... engagements to advocate for the employment of the blind and their full integration into society. Marc ...

Legislation Brings Hope for People With Disabilities Left Out of New Communications Technologies

... Mark Richert, of the American Foundation for the blind (AFB), stated, "With this measure, people with ... about events on screen for people who are blind or visually impaired." Video description is ... menus. -- Requires easy access by blind people to television controls and program ...

New Web Community Brings Together Parents of Visually Impaired Children

... 24 hours a day, the American Foundation for the blind (AFB) and the National Association for Parents of ... About AFB The American Foundation for the blind (AFB) (http://www.afb.org ) is a ... and resources for their children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with ...

7-Eleven, Inc.'s Upgrade of Point of Sale Equipment Praised by Blind Community

... -- Several organizations representing the blind community today commended 7-Eleven, Inc. ... the Blind (ACB), the American Foundation for the blind (AFB), and the California Council of the blind (CCB). Speaking for the organizations, ACB ...

Position Statement Regarding Lt. Gov. Paterson from Tara A. Cortes, Ph.D, RN President and CEO of Lighthouse International

... impaired -- including people who are legally blind -- for 103 years. People who are legally blind can function and lead effectively -- especially ... serves people who are visually impaired, legally blind and blind. We offer a variety of programs -- from ...

AMERIGROUP Reports Q4 Net Income of $31.1 Million or $0.57 Per Diluted Share; Full-Year Net Income of $116.5 Million or $2.16 Per Diluted Share

... Began serving TANF members as well as the Aged, blind and Disabled (ABD) population in South ... are in both the Medicare Advantage and Aged, blind and Disabled products, these members have been ... are in both the Medicare Advantage and Aged, blind and Disabled products, these members have been ...

Blind Tibetan Teenagers Featured in Award-Winning Film, 'Blindsight,' Unite with Students from Junior Blind of America to Share Life Experiences

... Nationally in March 2008 Tells the Story of Six blind Tibetan Teens Climbing a 23,000 Ft Mountain in the Himalayas with blind Climber Erik Weihenmayer LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 ... America announced today that from February 11-21, blind teenagers featured in the award-winning ...

Blind humans lacking rods and cones retain normal responses to non-visual effects of light

... Biology, researchers have identified two totally blind humans whose non-visual responses to light remain ... task, given that fewer than 5% of totally blind people are thought to retain this response. ... fashion. Just like sighted individuals, the blind patient exhibited acute suppression of melatonin ...

National Federation of the Blind to Award $100,000

... -- The National Federation of the blind today launched the Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award ... Beginning in 2008, the National Federation of the blind will present cash awards to individuals and ... achieving the full integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality. (Logo: ...
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