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Archive: October 2013

Cosplay Dress Up for Halloween

Wed, 30 Oct 2013 by Marinela Ortiz

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Cosplay Dress Up for HalloweenWith the coming of Halloween in a week, it’s time for a special post. Last month, Sci-Fi Channel ended the first season of a show known as Heroes of Cosplay, which takes a look into a group of cosplayers’ (costume player) ways of putting amazing cosplay for competition at certain conventions, including Orlando’s very own MegaCon. With such creations the group made up, like a Storm Trooper with a cyber punk look to Lydia from Beetlejuice the animated show, this series shows how people become creative day to day. As a convention goer myself, I dab in the cosplay art as well. How you may ask? Let’s see!

NFB Mourns Passing of Dr. Abraham Nemeth

Thu, 24 Oct 2013 by National Federation of the Blind

Dr. Abraham NemethNational Federation of the Blind Mourns Passing of Dr. Abraham Nemeth: Honors His Pioneering Work to Enhance Braille Baltimore, Maryland (October 2, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind today mourns the death of Dr. Abraham Nemeth, the scientist who invented the Nemeth Braille Code for Mathematics and Scientific Notation and was a lifelong champion of Braille.

White Cane Day

Wed, 23 Oct 2013 by Division of Blind Services

White Cane DayPresented by Division of Blind Services, Lighthouse of Central Florida, the National Federation of the Blind Greater Orlando Chapter, and Greater Orlando Council of the Blind, White Cane Day was celebrated this October with a gathering of people (both visually impaired and sighted) in Downtown Orlando to raise awareness of White Cane/Guide Dog Law. Participants walked the cross walks of Orange Avenue carrying signs, guiding blind-folded city officials and police officers and passing out information on this very important safety law.

Applying for Disability Benefits with Vision Loss

Mon, 21 Oct 2013 by Ram Meyyappan, Social Security Disability Help

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Applying for Disability Benefits with Vision LossIf you are blind or visually impaired, you can qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). You will have to qualify medically as well as financially in order to be approved for benefits.

Medically Qualifying for SSD - To medically qualify for disability with vision loss, you must be considered legally blind. Legal blindness results from.....

Once Upon a White Cane

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 by Marinela Ortiz

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Once Upon a White CaneWhen it came to using a white cane for mobility, it took a while to get used to. But having it in my hand grew on me, especially when my eyesight started getting worse. I didn’t know these existed until my old mobility instructor back in high school handed it to me thinking I would have enough eyesight to get around, but also gave it to me in case the day came that it would become a part of my life forever. Like many high school students I felt awkward, especially with something that would be a part of me and would show who I was for the rest of my life. It would show that I was blind...

A story of Low Vision and the Love of Reading

Wed, 09 Oct 2013 by Lighthouse Central Florida

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A story of Low Vision and the Love of ReadingHenry is a 57 year old man with Usher’s Syndrome who has been deaf since childhood and is now slowly losing what vision he has remaining. Henry came to Lighthouse with his mother, who signs for him, to see what could be done to allow him to continue to read his Bible studies, his mail and other reading that he feels is important to his independence. He lives in his own apartment and hopes to continue doing so for years to come...

Lighthouse Employees Honored with Awards

Wed, 02 Oct 2013 by Lighthouse Central Florida

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Lighthouse Employees Honored with AwardsOctober is National Blindness Awareness Month and Lighthouse Central Florida and Lighthouse Works is proud to announce professional accolades of three of its employees...