Category Archives: From the mailbag

Study: Impact of Overweight Status & VI on PE in K-12

From the mailbag: We are conducting a study exploring the experiences of individuals with visual impairments who were also overweight or obese during in physical education. We are looking at how having a visual impairment and being overweight or obese … Continue reading

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Survey: B/VI Patients Health Care Experiences

From the mailbag: I am a blind researcher at the University of Texas, El Paso, examining the experiences of blind and low vision patients interacting with their healthcare providers. If you are 18 or over, identify as blind or low … Continue reading

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Celebrate the ADA with the Whole Person

From the mailbag: July Jubilee Coming to Midtown! The Whole Person is celebrating the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with our 4th annual July Jubilee, a 2-day festival at our offices at 3710 Main Street, on Friday, … Continue reading

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Museum Survey

A year or so ago, Peanut and I went on a touch tour at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art–it was pretty neat, and I even discovered facets of some of the pieces that I’d entirely missed as a sighted person.  … Continue reading

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Senior Retreat 2018

From the mailbag: SENIOR RETREAT 2018 Learn to Live the Life You Want Learn from experienced blind instructors techniques and skills of blindness to enhance your quality of life. Become empowered­ remain independent and actively engage in hobbies, work and … Continue reading

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Recent Changes to ABLE Accounts

This is from the IRS Newswire Issue IR-2018-139, so is a reliable source. From the mailbag: Tax reform allows people with disabilities to put more money into ABLE accounts, expands eligibility for Saver’s Credit WASHINGTON – People with disabilities can … Continue reading

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Office for Civil Rights: Feedback Needed

From the mailbag: Have you ever filed a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR)? If so, please complete our short survey by July 15 (https://nfb.org/doe-ocr-survey). We need your help as we fight to reinstate your … Continue reading

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Coding Camp for B/VI Kiddos

From the mailbag: This is a program developed and run by blind professionals for youth who are blind or low vision. OSOP Coding Camp Learn Today – Prepare for Your Future Date: July 9 – July 13, 2018 Time: 10:00 … Continue reading

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B/VI Folks: Help a PhD Candidate by Taking a Survey

From the mailbag: I am currently finishing my dissertation on various challenges and negative experiences that people who are severely visually impaired or blind experience in the workplace. Below is a link to a 10 to 15 minute survey inquiring … Continue reading

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FREE (Yes, FREE!) Books for Big Kids

I love Seedlings:  their Book Angel program, among others, has been life-changing for our family.  I am delighted to share today’s From the Mailbag–a SEEDLINGS GIVEAWAY for older kids!!  This is quick and easy to do–you only need to snap a … Continue reading

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