Low Vision Blog

The Paciello Group is now TPGi!

Posted on: Feb 22, 2021

The Paciello Group Announces Rebranding, Changes Name to TPGi We are thrilled to unveil the next evolution of accessibility as we integrate the best methodologies, software, analytics, and industry expertise into a unified organization under a new brand. Effective February 22, 2021, our organization will be officially known as TPG Interactive (doing business as TPGi). […]

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Join Us for a Webinar on DaVinci Pro

Posted on: Feb 12, 2021

DaVinci Pro, HD Video Magnifier with Full Page Text-to-Speech When: March 11, 2021 at 12:00pm EST Register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WcpS3mdNTPqKUwgYx2XCIA Description: Are you searching for a desktop magnifier that is compatible with your computer and offers flexible viewing modes with maximum picture detail? Do you need full-page text recognition with speech? If so, please join us for a […]

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Join Us for a Webinar on Transformer HD

Posted on: Feb 09, 2021

Are you looking for a portable video magnifier with built-in Wi-Fi to use alongside a desktop/laptop computer, tablet, Chromebook, or HDMI monitor? Do you need a full-page text-to-speech solution? Join us Thursday, February 11 at noon Eastern time for a live webinar, “Transformer HD, Portable and Multi-Functional.” What Is the Transformer HD? The Transformer HD […]

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Protect Your Vision from the Thief of Sight During Glaucoma Awareness Month

Posted on: Jan 07, 2021

Did you know that Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss in the United States? It affects more than 3 million Americans and is expected to double by 2050. Worldwide glaucoma effects more than 80 million people. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and a good time to take control of your […]

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Let Your Voice be Heard with the Access and Engagement Survey

Posted on: Nov 10, 2020

Were you one of the more than 1,400 people who completed the Access and Engagement 1 Survey? This survey examined the impact of COVID-19 on the education of students with visual impairments, their families, teachers of students with visual impairments (TVIs), and orientation and mobility (O&M) specialists. What did we learn from this survey? 13% […]

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My Retina Tracker Program

Posted on: Aug 31, 2020

My Retina Tracker Program (MRT) is a volunteer registry for those who have been diagnosed with an inherited retinal degeneration (IRD). The program provides testing for 266 retinal disease genes. Usually, one or more gene defects are the cause of most inherited retinal degenerative diseases. The genetic testing will be used to help determine which […]

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Macular Hole

Posted on: Aug 24, 2020

Leslie, I have a macular hole, my friend Laura tells me over the phone after being seen at an urgent appointment with a retina specialist. Laura could usually see and read without the need for her reading glasses, but when her vision started becoming blurrier, she noticed that her glasses didn’t seem that helpful despite […]

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Usher Syndrome – Deaf-Blind and Thriving

Posted on: Aug 04, 2020

Though it is considered a rare genetic disorder, Usher Syndrome is the main cause of deaf-blindness and the most common condition that affects both vision and hearing. Usher Syndrome is a loss of hearing and an eye condition known as Retinitis Pigmentosa. Usher Syndrome is categorized into three types: Usher type I: People with Usher […]

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ADA 30th Anniversary

Posted on: Jul 24, 2020

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into Law 30 years ago on July 26th, 1990. Here are some of the reasons we are thankful for all of the contributions that have taken place since then. Enjoy the video.

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Americans with Disabilities Act – Low Vision and Health Care Accessibility

Posted on: Jul 15, 2020

In the United States more than 4 million adults and nearly 3% of children 18 and younger are blind or have a vision impairment that cannot be corrected by glasses or contacts. “Vision disability is one of the top 10 disabilities among adults 18 years and older and one of the most prevalent disabling conditions […]

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