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Archive: April 2014


Blind Literacy Becomes A Part of Literacy

Tue, 29 Apr 2014 by Marinela Ortiz

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Blind Literacy Becomes A Part of LiteracyWe live in a world where everything is fast paced by technology. We used to use pencil and paper as the basic technology with writing and now type on computers and tablets with miniature keyboards and have moved from floppy disks to USB flashdrives for better storage of documents. We also moved from reading pages in a book to downloading digital versions onto tablets and smart phones. Besides using these literacy formats and their digital counterparts everyday; what is interesting and not known is that the blind also have their own literacy and it deals with other ways of doing it.

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...
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