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Researchers predict greater need for low vision services

The exponential growth in the prevalence of low vision with age reflects the increased risk of vision loss as a result of age-related eye disease each year, according to researchers utilizing data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The 6,016 survey participants ranged from younger than 18 years to older than 45 years. […]

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Technology seeks to preserve fading skill: Braille literacy

For nearly a century, the National Braille Press has churned out millions of pages of Braille books and magazines a year, providing a window on the world for generations of blind people. But as it turns 90 this year, the Boston-based printing press and other advocates of the tactile writing system are wrestling with how […]

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This Lancaster County woman wants to see all 59 national parks before she goes blind [video]

Laura Griffith hiked the rocky trails along the coast of the Channel Islands. She rode a mule to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, paddled a kayak down the Rio Grande and led a group on horseback in the Northern Cascades. She’s seen the crystal blue waters of Crater Lake and the cactus blooms of […]

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Job Fair for Visually Impaired Highlights Homogeneity of Options in Boston Job Market

After the handshake comes the elevator pitch. If that goes well, it’s on to the informational chit chat and the business card exchange. The job fair’s manic waltz is a carefully choreographed, high-stakes romp. And when the dance lights start to shine, sometimes all you can hope is that your cold, clammy hands don’t smudge […]

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