Blog Posts by AFB Staff

Why I Have Written Three Series of Articles About My Experience with Macular Hole and Pseudo Macular Hole

by Joy R. Efron, Ed.D.   People have asked why I have written three series of articles about my experiences with macular hole and pseudo macular hole. The simple explanation is that I am attempting to reciprocateto thank the many people who helped meby helping others. My impressive visual recovery would not have been possible without


Appreciating Disability Employment Awareness Month

by Suzanne Turner, Guest Blogger October has become one of the months that is known for many celebrations of awareness. This month highlights Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Hispanic Heritage Month, White Cane Safety Day, Meet the Blind Month, and my favorite, National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The reasoning behind my enthusiasm for Disability Employment Awareness is that I have come a long way from my days of working in a sheltered workshop. As a teenager with hopes of attending college in the Department of Music at Jackson


Re-Imagining Health Care for the 21st Century: With Value and Access for All?

By Ann Pilewskie, AFB Public Policy Intern, guest blogger Health Care. Such loaded words these days. ACA, AHCA, BCRA, Private Insurance, Medicaid, Medicarewhat does all of this mean? Of course, it means different things to different people. If you are covered by your employer, generally that is a good thing. If you are covered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), for those who never had insurance for a multitude of reasons, it is a good thing. For those whose premiums have skyrocketed, pay large


Protect Amtrak: An Important Part of Our Transportation Infrastructure

Editor's Note: In our Independence Day post, we discussed the 21st Century Agenda on Aging and Vision Loss and the first goal of increasing funding for services to maximize independence for older persons with vision loss. In today's post, we cover one of the initiatives of goal three of the Agenda, the need for good and available transportation for all phases of life as noted in this quote from


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