It's December! Tune into VisionAware and Explore Our New Look and Holiday Gift Guides

Changes to VisionAware Home Page

Have you checked out the VisionAware Home Page lately? We have made some awesome changes to make it easier for people to find helpful information. Be sure to start with the new home page on your next visit to the site.

Gift Guides

There is still time to shop using our Gift Guide, our VisionAware peer advisor picks, and our guide for kids of parents who are blind or visually impaired. While you're browsing be sure to check out AccessWorld’s holiday issue and read about holiday shopping at Best Buy and QVC and what’s new with Apple Watch. And don't forget FamilyConnect’s gift guide for parents of children who are blind or visually impaired.

Watching TV –It’s not Just a Console Anymore

To help with your gift decision making—when it comes to the cyber world, Steve Kelley, VisionAware’s all things TECH correspondent, has written some very informative articles on watching television. Prepare to be amazed by the myriad possibilities of watching TV with vision loss and using the Internet to watch TV.

Steve has also written about the pros and cons of digital assistants, which can tell you the time, weather, transcribe a simple list, or set a timer!

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Readers Digest Calendar Now Available

For a limited time, update your VisionAware profile or sign up on VisionAware and get a free large print 2017 Reader’s Digest Calendar! Your friend or relative with low vision may enjoy a subscription to Reader's Digest Select Editions Large Type. A whole year of great reading (5 volumes with 2 stories in each volume) for just $20. The best in current fiction, romance, mystery and adventure -- all in easy-to-read large print. You will also get a large print calendar with your paid order.

Other News Bulletins

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In case you missed the alert, the VisionConnect App is now out in android version. (It came out in iOS last year.) If you purchase an iOS or Android phone or tablet, be sure to add this free app. It will help you or your loved ones find helpful services and resources.

Interested in being informed and proactive about low vision? A must read on the VisionAware blog is Be Informed and Proactive About Low Vision Services, Protect Yourself, and Always "Buyer Beware".

Find out about the latest research from Google labs on diabetic eye disease.

Learn about new research on how studying the behavior of Alzheimer's-related proteins can provide insight into the retinal damage that accompanies macular degeneration.

Speaking of Alzheimer’s, be sure to read Steph McCoy’s post on caregiving, vision loss, and Alzheimer’s.

For the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, VisionAware offered several posts dealing with disability etiquette as it applies to people who are blind or visually impaired.

Grandparents, be sure to read A Grandma’s Thoughts, the latest post in our Blind Parenting Series and Accepting Life as it Comes . Also stay tuned for our next post on grandparenting by Sheila Rousey as she discusses her feelings about her new grandchild.

Finally, as we bring this year to a close, enjoy Gratitude, A Healing Resource for People Experiencing Vision Loss by guest blogger Laura Bratton.

And from all of us at VisionAware, we wish you safe and Happy Holidays!

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