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Quality of Life Study Seeks Participants

From the mailbag: Researchers at Old Dominion University are conducting a study examining the relationship between health-related behaviors and quality of life among individuals with visual impairments. To conduct this study we need the participation of adult aged-individuals (aged 18 … Continue reading

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A Study on the Lived Experiences of Employees with Visual Impairments

From the mailbag: Be part of an important research study… A Study on the Lived Experiences of Employees with Visual Impairments *         Do you have a visual impairment? *         Are you actively working? *         Have you experienced a negative attitude … Continue reading

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Learn UEB Online!

Note:  I haven’t tested this program myself, so I can’t vouch for it.  I’m also fairly sure Nemeth is the preferred braille format for mathematics in the US rather than UEB math (particularly if your student is going to do … Continue reading

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Study on Employment Experiences of B/VI Folks

From the mailbag: Invitation to Participate in Research on Employment Experiences of BVI Individuals Are you legally blind and age 18 or older?  Are you comfortable verbalizing your thoughts in English?  Have you at some point in the last five … Continue reading

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Coelho Center Disability Law Fellowship

If you are B/VI and wish to be an attorney, this could be a fabulous opportunity. From the mail bag: The Coelho Center Law Fellowship Program is launching this Summer 2019. Central to the mission of The Coelho Center for … Continue reading

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Easter’s a-comin’

As Peanut’s visual acuity declines, Easter becomes more of a challenge.  He’s not really able to see things on the ground, even if they’re high-contrast, so the color of the eggs doesn’t matter.  The commercial beeping eggs I’d tried a … Continue reading

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Time to grow a reader with Seedlings

Seedlings Book Angel program is open for 2019!  B/VI kiddos in the United States and Canada up to age 21 can receive three free books by registering here:  http://seedlings.org/bkangel2009.php  Aside from the awesomeness of getting books, Seedlings is extra awesome … Continue reading

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Online Research Study Regarding Autonomous Vehicles

From the mailbag: Transportation is seeing all kinds of disruptive transformation. Ridesharing, electric cars and automated vehicles are only a few examples.  While all these innovative technological advances will hopefully have a positive impact within our communities, the needs of … Continue reading

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Want to go to the No Barriers Summit? Apply for a Reach Scholarship Now!

From the mailbag: Meet our first two recipients and APPLY NOW. The Reach Scholarship recognizes folks who have broken through barriers, and are Elevating others while continuing to climb in their own lives. Reach Scholarship recipients receive a two-person scholarship to … Continue reading

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Research Survey on Board/Card Games

So far, Peanut has discovered a love of Exploding Kittens, Don’t Step in It!, Uno, and traditional RPGs (ala Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons).  I would love to find more games that are adaptable and appropriate for his interests.  Maybe surveys like this … Continue reading

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