VisionAware Celebrates Its 6th Birthday

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VisionAware launched six years ago, in partnership with Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation, as a free, easy-to-use, online resource for adults with vision loss, their families, caregivers, healthcare providers, and social service professionals. We have reached 4.5 million pages viewed to date this fiscal year alone and over 17.1 million pages viewed over the course of six years. VisionAware has had 9.4 million visitors during its lifetime. We do all this with a wonderful cadre of VisionAware peer advisors and contributors.

VisionAware Spring Highlights

What’s New on the Technology Front

Steve Kelley During the past few months, VisionAware has focused on new developments in technology with posts written by Steve Kelley, CVRT, CATIS, (Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments), a highly trained expert who specializes in working with individuals who are blind, visually impaired or who have functional visual limitations, and empowers them to achieve their life goals for education, employment, avocation and independence through the use of assistive technology.

Peer advisor Sandra Burgess has also written her take on the Orbit Reader 20, a new and more affordable refreshable braille device that she is testing.

Speaking of Technology—Check Out This Awesome Resource

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Need an inexpensive computer complete with accessible software? Check out VisionAware’s Featured Agency: Computers for the Blind. This organization offers refurbished computers with assistive technology to persons who are blind or have low vision.

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Father’s Day Is Right Around the Corner

Take him camping! Read Beckie Horter’s post on camping with low vision. It’s all about making memories!

And check out our Father’s Day gift list.

Help Us Continue the Conversation on Aging and Vision Loss

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The American Foundation for the Blind has been holding national conversations about aging and vision loss. Read what others have said about their concerns. Add your own comments by taking our national survey on aging and vision loss.

Have A Wonderful Summer!

As we finish our sixth year, we are preparing to transition to a new home at the American Printing House for the Blind. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting new chapter for VisionAware!

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