Hi Everyone! I’m Hannah Fairbairn and this is my blog. I’m here to help you with questions you have about personal, home, and social life with vision loss.

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Vision Loss and Personal Recovery

Repost, How Vision Loss Can Affect the Brain, the New York Times

Re-Post How Vision Loss Can Affect The Brain, the New York Times, Studies suggest that  vision loss in older people who do not receive  vision rehab  can suffer from cognitive decline; losing language, memory,    attention and the ability to identify objects in space. The lead author  of one study, Bonnielin Swenor, John Hopkins Eye Institute […]

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How Universal Design Creates Inclusive Infrastructure, Repost from Bloomberg News

How Universal Design Creates Inclusive Infrastructure, Re-Post from Bloomberg News (and AER). This re-post focuses on a community of people with autism not vision loss, but it shows what can be done. Universal design is being promoted for infrastructure projects in the big Bill now in Congress. Universal design in public buildings, historic sites, medical […]

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VisionAware Webinar

  VisionAware celebrated the Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990, with a webinar “When You Can’t Believe Your Eyes, Self-Advocacy and Low Vision” which I presented. The 2 Q and A sessions provided heaps of excellent questions and VisionAware added some real-time expertise. Melanie Pescoe moderated the webinar, with Pris Rogers. Here it is!

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Re-Post Low Vision Podcast

 Re-Post of Low Vision Podcast: Low Vision Tech, The Doctor Said… When anyone loses good vision their doctor may say she can’t do much more for you. But there is a whole qualified profession which can do a lot. Some states offer much more than others, but here is an excellent podcast from Steve Kelly […]

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