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Research Participants Needed: Development and Validation of a New Barriers to Physical Activity Scale for Adults with Visual Impairments

From the mailbag: Name of Study:  Development and Validation of a New Barriers to Physical Activity Scale for Adults with Visual Impairments To be eligible for this study, participants must: *       Have a visual impairment ranging from low vision to … Continue reading

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Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation

From the mailbag: The National Braille Press’s Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation is now accepting entries! The Touch of Genius Prize was developed to inspire entrepreneurs, educators or inventors to continue the promotion of braille and tactile literacy for … Continue reading

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Above all, VOTE!

People died for your right to vote–please be sure to use it if for no other reason than to honor their sacrifice.  Once you’ve voted, if you’re blind or visually impaired, let the NFB know how it went by completing … Continue reading

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STEM Survey

From the mailbag: You are invited to participate in a survey to share your thoughts and feelings about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The purpose of this survey is to better understand how factors impact interest and motivation in … Continue reading

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Can my blind kid ride a bike?

Pssht.  Of course s/he can. But can my blind kid ride a bike independently? Also a yes! A blind child can ride a bike just like any other kid.  Here’s how we got Peanut pedaling: We found a wide open … Continue reading

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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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This October, Support EAC

To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure how best to convince you to support the Equal Access Collaborative (EAC) and its mission of inclusion for B/VI kiddos like Peanut.  I can give you the snippit from their Web site, describing … 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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Grants Available: United Healthcare Children’s Foundation

If you’re in a position where there’s a gap between what you’re insurance pays and what your kiddo needs, the United Healthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) may be able to help.  As explained on their Web site, UHCCF’s mission is to … Continue reading

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Gage Park’s Animaland

Location: Across from the Topeka Zoo in Gage Park, approx. 10th and Gage Cost:  Free Web site:   http://www.kansastravel.org/topeka/animaland.htm Generations of Topekans have happily played on the giant concrete creatures in Animaland.  There’s a shoe (we always said it was the … Continue reading

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