February- It’s Low Vision and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Month

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Low Vision Highlights

AFB AccessWorld ® Magazine Will Present a Special Issue on Low Vision

This issue is being created in partnership with the National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University, which has a grant from the Rehabilitation Services Administration to provide training and technical assistance to programs serving older adults with blindness and low vision. The purpose of this AccessWorld issue is to introduce seniors and others with low vision to technology they can utilize in their everyday lives. Look for it soon.

Join our 21st Century Agenda on Aging and Vision Loss Discussion

Join the discussion on Wednesday, February 15 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. eastern with speakers talking about technology for older adults with vision loss (based on above-mentioned edition of AFB AccessWorld).

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VisionAware Blog Brings Updates on Low Vision and Macular Degeneration

Find out about New Age-related Macular Degeneration Research on the VisionAware Blog.

And check out the Readers Want to Know post by Maureen Duffy on low vision.

This Month's Featured Support Group

VisionAware’s featured support group is a new low vision group started by Friedman Place.

Happy Valentine's Day

Looking for that special gift for your Valentine. Checkout the VisionAware Gift Guide.

Enjoy a special day with your loved one at a museum. Be sure to read Lynda Lambert’s post, Six Tips for Your Out-of-the-Box Museum Visit.

And watch for some special Valentine poetry coming soon on the Visually Impaired: Now What? blog.

New Series on Crime and Disabilities Launches This Month

With Valentine’s Day occurring this month, VisionAware is bringing you a new series on crime and disabilities. Why this month? Domestic violence is often at a higher rate this month and we wanted to share resources and information, personal stories on domestic violence and crime.

The series also includes information on self-protection techniques including:

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