Category Archives: From the mailbag

VI Doctoral Student Needs Your Help

From the mailbag: Hello Everyone! I am a visually impaired clinical psychology doctoral student. I am looking to recruit participants for my dissertation research study concerning visual impairment and child development. Information about my study is below. Advertisement for Research … Continue reading

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Please Donate to Seedlings’ Annual Auction

Seedlings is by far one of my favorite charities:  they provide free and low-cost braille and twin-vision books.  We’ve been fortunate beneficiaries of their contests and their annual Book Angel program, and they’ve been instrumental in building Peanut’s braille library … Continue reading

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Study: Use of Camera-Based Assistive Tech by VI People

From the mailbag: Hello, We are researchers from Indiana University Bloomington conducting a study to understand the use of camera-based assistive technologies by people with visual impairments. We invite you to participate in this study by taking part in a … Continue reading

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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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