VisionAware March Madness

Let us take you through the “hoops” to find out about all the great new information and features on VisionAware.

Access to Prescriptions

CVS Pharmacy just announced that it now provides ScripTalk talking prescription labels for prescriptions ordered for home delivery through its online pharmacy, CVS.com. Customers can obtain a free ScripTalk reader from Envision America that will enable them to listen to the information on the ScripTalk label. For more information about accessibility of prescriptions and new guidelines for pharmacists, read Talking to Your Pharmacist.

Improved Features for VisionAware Subscribers

VisionAware has created “Your VisionAware” to help you find new information in which you are interested. Log in on the home page to find a listing of the latest documents, events, blogs, and announcements that relate to the interest categories you have indicated in your profile. Message boards are not included in this new feature. You can also “track” the blogs and message boards in which you are interested.

The popular ”Getting Started” Kit is now being offered in Spanish in a text version.

And speaking of Spanish, AFB Press is releasing a new publication on April 8th, Basic Spanish for Orientation and Mobility. It will be available in paperbook, e-book, online subscription and ASCII formats.

March Observances

World Glaucoma Week 2014 Was March 9-15.

March is also Brain Injury Awareness Month. Peer Advisor Mary D’Apice has written a fascinating article about an innovative program the Veterans Administration offers at the Western Blind Rehabilitation Center. Learn how this program improves visual functioning for patients with hemianopsia.

Featured Support Group

Peer Advisor Listeners (PALS) of Jacksonville, Florida are featured for March.

New Research on Eye Conditions

This month the VisionAware blog included posts on:

Technology

Keep up with the latest in technology. VisionAware brings you AccessWorld product review teasers.
If you are an iDevice user, be sure to read Scott Davert’s articles and tips.

Peer Advisors

  • VisionAware introduced a new peer advisor (also CareerConnect mentor), Audrey Demmitt who discusses adjusting her nursing career to vision loss.
  • Empish Thomas tells how the AFB Leadership Conference helped her in her work and professional life.
  • Sue Martin was recently featured on Maria Shriver's blog and on a television newscast about suicide prevention.

VisionAware In the News

Maureen Duffy recently wrote, “What to Do When There is Nothing More That Can Be Done”, which appeared in NEI Outlook and on the Discovery Eye Foundation blog.

VisionAware was also featured on the Eyes on Success Podcast.

Finally, a reminder that it’s not too late to comment on Design Guidelines for the Visual Environment.

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