Used Low Vision Equipment

June 23, 2012

Here is a list of places where you can get used low vision equipment. These are primarily second hand CCTVs:

Used Low Vision Store

Low Vision Center

Southwest Low Vision

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Getting More From Television for Low Vision Customers

June 22, 2012

Starting July 1, the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act requires cable operators, satellite companies and the like to provide at least 200 hours per year of programming with video descriptions of programs originated by the four major broadcast networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox) and the top five Nielsen-rated cable networks (e.g., USA, Disney Channel, TNT, Nickelodeon and TBS). This works out to roughly 4 hours each week of prime-time and/or children’s programming (shows for kids 16 or younger).

The descriptions will let television viewers who are blind or have vision loss know what is happening on screen when characters are not speaking. They will be audible only to viewers who request them and they’ll be wedged in between moments when there is no dialogue on screen.

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Adjusting Your PC Set-Up To Cope With Sudden Sight Loss

June 18, 2012

Barence writes “PC Pro’s Davey Winder has written a first-hand account of how he overhauled his PC workstation to cope with a sudden deterioration of his eyesight. Winder contracted wet macular degeneration, a progressive disease that strikes very quickly, and turns items in the field of vision into a grey smudge.

He explains how he continued his work as a journalist by changing his word processor, swapping his desktop monitor for a touchscreen, and by replacing his keyboard with an Accuratus Monster keyboard (or Big Freaky Yellow Keyboard, as he’s renamed it). He also explains why he had to swap his favourite Chrome browser for Internet Explorer, and how a £3.99 iPhone app saved him from spending hundreds of pounds on a dedicated hardware reader.”

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Eye Drops to Treat Wet AMD

June 18, 2012

Ohr Pharmaceutical Inc (Nasdaq: OHRP) announced that its Squalamine Eye Drop formulation was awarded Fast Track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the potential treatment of the wet form of macular degeneration (wet-AMD).

According to Ohr’s CEO, the Fast Track designation underscores the importance of developing an eye drop designed for self-administration for the treatment of wet-AMD. Clearly, self-administrating eye drops to treat wet AMD is preferable over regular intravitreal injections of Roche/Genentech’s Lucentis(R) or Avastin(R), or Regeneron’s Eylea(R), directly into the eye.

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Reversing Macular Degeneration

June 18, 2012

A series of YouTube videos about electo-biological medicine. Watch cautiously.

ZoomText Upgrade Now Available

June 12, 2012

ZoomText 10.0.3 is Released!

Image of the ZoomText logoWe’re excited to announce that the next free update in the ZoomText 10 cycle is here. ZoomText now fully supports Internet Explorer 9! Along with that, we also added reading support in the Thunderbird email client, improved performance when running ZoomText with JAWS, added Portuguese language support, fixed a bunch of bugs, and more.

Already own version 10? Then this is a free update for you!

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Website for the Color Blind

June 12, 2012

About 8% of the male population has some sort of color blindness. The color blind have the inability to clearly distinguish between different colors, they tend to see colors in a limited range of hues. Because of this, the color blind have trouble with a lot of websites. is dedicated to making the web and beyond a better place for the color blind.

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