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Archive: March 2014


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...
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