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A Ray of Light in a Dark World: Project RAY

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 by Lighthouse Central Florida

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A Ray of Light in a Dark World: Project RAYIn today’s world, when a task is difficult or tedious and a complaint is voiced, the ubiquitous response has become, “There’s an app for that.” So it’s no surprise that smartphones and portable devices, along with the apps they provide, have been hailed as some of the most helpful blind-assistive technologies since braille. Still, some of the technology can be lacking for those with a visual impairment. With multiple devices and user interfaces, the world of tech for the visually impaired can be just as much work as the help it provides. But now, there’s a phone for that.

Making Waves: An Inspiring Visually Impaired Aquatic Athlete

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 by Lighthouse Central Florida

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Making Waves: An Inspiring Visually Impaired Aquatic AthleteDerek Rabelo, a 22-year-old surfer from Brazil, has been making waves lately – quite literally. He recently took on and conquered Pipeline, one of the most challenging surf locations in the world and a pinnacle achievement for any surfer. This alone is quite an accomplishment but when people, including veteran surfers, learn that Derek has been blind since birth, they’re even more impressed with his accomplishment.

April Showers Don’t Only Bring May Flowers: SPREE Event

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 by Lighthouse Central Florida

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April Showers Don’t Only Bring May Flowers: SPREE Event Mark your calendar because it’s SPREE season in Winter Park! Spring is the perfect time to refresh your wardrobe and The 2nd Annual SPREE Pop-Up Consignment Shop Event is the perfect place to do it. This posh event features gently-used clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories from high-end designers and the casual, comfy brands you love. With styles for women, men and children, you can refresh your entire family’s wardrobe and still have money leftover for a relaxing lunch with the girls…all while helping your community.

Going for Gold: A Record-Breaking Year for The Paralympics

Wed, 02 Apr 2014 by Lighthouse Central Florida

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Going for Gold: A Record-Breaking Year for The ParalympicsWith the descent of the Paralympic flag and the extinguishing of the flame that oversees the events, the 2014 Paralympic winter games in Sochi Russia have come to a close. Like their Olympic counterparts, the athletes of the Paralympic games came from all over the world to compete and go for the gold – and based on this year’s previously unsurpassed ticket sales, the world was glad they did...

Lower Confidence + Lower Understanding = Lower Employment Rates

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 by Lighthouse Central Florida

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Lower Confidence + Lower Understanding = Lower Employment RatesFor many people the act of “going to work” isn’t just about income, it’s also about self-confidence and the chance to showcase their skills and have them be appreciated on a daily basis. It’s a societal norm that takes place every day – except when it suddenly doesn’t, or worse, when it never did. In 2011, the National Federation of the Blind estimated that only 36.8% of adults between the ages of 21 and 64, who reported significant vision impairment, were employed.

Tech Spotlight: Refreshabraille 18

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 by Lighthouse Central Florida

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Tech Spotlight: Refreshabraille 18At Lighthouse Central Florida we like to keep up with the newest technology hitting the market. As advances in technology continue to provide a great number of resources for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, one particularly helpful invention comes in the form of braille displays. These devices convert the text on computer monitors or portable device screens to refreshable lines of braille. So maintaining your privacy while keeping up with the latest headlines when you’re on the go has never been easier!

Quality of Life and Eye Disease: How Age-Related Optical Conditions Can Affect You

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 by Lighthouse Central Florida

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Quality of Life and Eye Disease: How Age-Related Optical Conditions Can Affect YouThe vision of “growing old” is changing. Continuing advances in quality of life are making getting older something to look forward to, a reward for all the hard work of your youth. Adults living into their nineties, while never getting “elderly,” are becoming common place. With that in mind, age-related eye disease can come as a deep shock to adults on the cusp of, or in, retirement...

Students who are Visually Impaired Face Virtual Hurdles at Tech Olympics

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 by Lighthouse Central Florida

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Students who are Visually Impaired Face Virtual Hurdles at Tech OlympicsWith technology ranging from the functional to the entertaining, it seems like just about everyone has a love for tech, especially kids. There was no better place to see this then at the recent Technology Olympics competition for students who are visually impaired. The event, hosted by the Texas Region III Education Service Center, featured a group of 19 students from a number of grade levels and skill sets. They came from 11 different counties to compete in the one-day tech competition.
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