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Blindness and Vision Loss: It’s Raining Awards

[25/02/2009] The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) announces the 2009 winners of awards which recognize individuals and companies who have significantly contributed to the blindness and vision loss field.Blindness and Vision Loss: It’s Raining Awards - Read more

Vision Problems Prompt Older Drivers to Put Down the Keys

[07/01/2009] A new study finds that a decrease in vision function is a key factor in bringing about this decision for drivers in the US aged 65 and over to recognize when they can no longer drive safely.Vision Problems Prompt Older Drivers to Put Down the Keys - Read more

New Bluetooth System for Blind and Sighted Pedestrians

[15/10/2008] A new Bluetooth system designed primarily for blind people places a layer of information technology over the real world to tell pedestrians about points of interest along their path as they pass them.New Bluetooth System for Blind and Sighted Pedestrians - Read more

Eyes: Genes Linked to Dry AMD

[03/09/2008] Scientists have discovered a genetic mutation that offers protection against a type of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease of the eye.Eyes: Genes Linked to Dry AMD - Read more

Website to Connect Parents of Visually Impaired Children

[30/04/2008] To help families with visually impaired children connect with each other the online community "FamilyConnect" was launched.Website to Connect Parents of Visually Impaired Children - Read more

New Device Helps Visually Impaired to Drive

[17/10/2007] A team of researchers from the University of Granada in collaboration with the University of Murcia, has developed a visual aid device which significantly improves the vision of sight impaired patients. New Device Helps Visually Impaired to Drive - Read more

Teens Become Perfumers

[30/05/2007] Five teens with vision loss are heading to France to study fragrance design at L'Occitane's summer perfume workshop, Provence dans tous les sens (Provence in every sense). Teens Become Perfumers - Read more

Vision Loss: New Web Site

[20/04/2007] To help families, caregivers and people directly affected by vision loss, the American Foundation for the Blind, New York, launched a new, totally accessible, multimedia web site.Vision Loss: New Web Site - Read more

Public Health and Vision Loss

[31/01/2007] The Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness published special issue outlining need for partnership between public health sector and vision loss field.Public Health and Vision Loss - Read more

Alternate-Format Service for Users with Vision Loss

[17/03/2006] Canadians with vision loss can now request all their correspondence from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in the alternate format of their choice, including braille, large print, e-text (computer diskette and CD), audio MP3, and audio-cassette. Alternate-Format Service for Users with Vision Loss - Read more

 
 

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