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Cataract Awareness Month – Coping with Changing Vision

Posted on: May 25, 2021

The most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40 is cataracts. They are also the principal cause of blindness in the world. Fifty percent of all Americans will develop cataracts by the age of 80. What is a cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens and […]

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10th Celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Posted on: May 18, 2021

Help us shine the light on the need for digital accessibility! May twentieth marks the 10th Global Accessibility Awareness Day which brings attention to the need for digital access and inclusion for more than one billion people with disabilities or impairments. “Someone with a disability must be able to experience web-based services, content and other […]

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Do you use our Low Vision Products? We need your help!

Posted on: May 11, 2021

Do you use our low vision hardware products? If so, we need your help! We want to make changes that ensure a hassle-free experience for you when using our products. Please take our three-minute survey to tell us what is most important to you. In appreciation of your feedback, you will be entered to win […]

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Join Us for a Webinar on the Acrobat HD ultra

Posted on: May 11, 2021

Join Us for a Webinar on the Acrobat HD ultra Do you need a compact, versatile desktop video magnifier with multiple viewing modes? Join us Thursday, May 13 at noon Eastern Time for a webinar on the Acrobat HD ultra. What Is the Acrobat HD Ultra? Acrobat HD ultra is a desktop magnifier with a […]

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Join Us for a Webinar on DaVinci Pro

Posted on: Mar 09, 2021

Are you searching for a versatile HD video magnifier? Need an all-in-one device with full page text-to-speech? Join us Thursday, March 11 at noon Eastern Time for a live webinar on the DaVinci Pro. What Is the DaVinci Pro? The DaVinci Pro is a desktop magnifier that is compatible with your computer and offers flexible […]

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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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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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