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Archive: August 2014


Two Reactions to Cracked.com’s: "Five Shocking Ways the Modern World Screws Blind People"

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 by Kyle Coon & Marinela Ortiz

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Two Reactions to Cracked.com’s: Last week an article provocatively titled, “Five Shocking Ways the Modern World Screws Blind People” made its way around the Internet stirring up interest and sparking debate within both the blind /visually impaired (BVI) community and the sighted community.

First posted on the humor site, Cracked.com, the author, who is sighted, unflinchingly lays out what he characterizes as abuses faced by the BVI community by elements within the sighted community. Having a father and three uncles who are blind, the author draws upon intimate, first-hand knowledge of these perceived injustices.

Could Macular Degeneration Become a Disease of the Past?

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 by Lighthouse Central Florida

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Could Macular Degeneration Become a Disease of the Past?The United Kingdom’s Macular Society has been serving the needs of its citizens with macular degeneration for over 25 years. Until recently, the charity focused solely on improving the lives of those diagnosed with this condition by focusing their programs and offerings on living and coping with its effects. However, the new chief executive, Tony Rucinski, sees an even bigger purpose for this organization--finding a cure.

Are Texas Legislators Turning a Blind Eye to the Blind Services Department?

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 by Lighthouse Central Florida

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Are Texas Legislators Turning a Blind Eye to the Blind Services Department?As corporations and governments try to find efficiencies in their operating procedures, a multitude of programs and services are being reviewed. Health systems are no exception and right now in Texas, they’ve fallen under the microscope. Legislators are currently holding discussions to carry out reforms on the current health rehabilitation system in place. One of the items that is up for debate is the future of the Department for Blind Services.
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