People just say “Hi” when they meet. They recognize each other’s faces, and connect with their eyes, smile and maybe nod too. All things you probably can’t see. It’s socially awkward when you can’t respond; can’t do the conventional thing. Some people can recognize close friends by the way they hold themselves or how they […]Read more "How To Find Out Who You Are Talking To, a Short Video"
Sylvia and her team have just launched the “Time To Be Bold” website (www.timetobebold.org) to help everyone over 55 with sight loss find services and rehab training. She also directs the Vision Specialist Graduate Certificate Program. Hannah: How old were you when your parents knew you had a vision problem? Sylvia: My parents noticed very […]Read more "An Interview with Sylvia Stinson-Perez, Director of the Independent Living Older Blind Technical Assistance Center ( OIB-TAC) at Mississippi State University"
National public service awaren The TimeToBeBold campaign is designed to educate, engage and empower people who are 55+ with low vision to maintain/regain their independence by utilizing the free or low-cost services provided by the RSA-funded OIB programs. Over 3 million Americans 55 and older have difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses. Almost 1 in […]Read more "Time to Be Bold: Independent Living for Older Blind Individuals Launches National Public Awareness campaign"
It’s important to become aware that appliances now have one of two types of control panel. If possible test any appliance before you buy it because most manufacturers and dealers don’t know how this difference impacts visually impaired users. Resistive touch flat panel controls are the familiar ones. A resistive touch panel means that the […]Read more "Appliances: Resistive versus Capacitive Touch Controls, Guest Post by Doug Rose"