With this issue of the RDPFS Resources for Partners Bulletin, we are altering the format for our articles, based on reader feedback. For each piece, the first few lines will be included in the Bulletin email, with a link to continue to read the entire article. The intention is to shorten the email and provide easier access to all of the items featured. We welcome your input. Please send any feedback to Janet Weinstein, Editorial Director, at [email protected].
by Connor Courtien, RDPFS Intern: According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), more than half of Americans over the age of 80 either currently have cataracts or have undergone surgery to remove them. Additionally, as noted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss among Americans, and[...]
As Healthy Vision Month nears its conclusion, it’s an opportune time to recognize the role nutrition can play in maintaining eye health year round. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) website features an article with pointers for a “vision-healthy” diet. Generally, the same foods that help your heart and your body, such as fruits, vegetables,[...]
by Connor Courtien, RDPFS Intern: In a press release from Apple, the technology company previewed accessibility features that will launch later this year focused on cognitive, visual, hearing, and mobility accessibility. For individuals who are blind or have low vision, one major new feature will be added to the Magnifier app on iPhone and[...]
by Connor Courtien, RDPFS Intern: The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that their commitment to allocating $1.5 million to the Center for Advocating Policy on the Employment of Youth (CAPE-Youth) this year, with a total anticipated availability of $7.5 million for the Center over the next five years. The funding comes through the[...]
The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) has announced its call for nominations for the ninth annual Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award. This honor recognizes significant achievements by an individual or organization to “improve public health approaches for children’s vision and eye health at the state or[...]
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), one in six children ages two through eight years has a diagnosed mental, behavioral, or development disorder. Diagnoses increase as children get older. Although this number may seem high, Perkins School for the Blind explains that this is a positive statistic, since it means that[...]
The highly recognized film, “Going Blind: Coming out of the Dark about Vision Loss,” is now available at no cost to anyone who wishes to experience it. This announcement has been made as part of the “Going Blind and Going Forward” campaign underway through A Closer Look, Inc. The film, which chronicles the experiences of[...]
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