#LoveYourEyes on World Sight Day 2021

Today is World Sight Day 2021 and I wanted to share 10 tips so you can carry out this year’s theme “Love Your Eyes.” According to the World Health Organization at least 1 billion people have a visual impairment that could have been prevented or hasn’t been addressed. Visual impairment affects so...

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BAD APPLE

This week I was going to tell you about Apple’s strong history of accessibility features, specifically how to turn AirPods into hearing aids. This amazing technology is easy to set up (see our article with four easy steps) and will help many people with hearing loss. Unfortunately, Apple’s strong...

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Sight Improving? That may not be a Good Sign!

You’d think that if your vision suddenly gets better, it’s a good thing — right? Well, sadly, no. The truth is that if you have poor eyesight and there’s an unexpected improvement it could be a sign that you have diabetes. I know, how does this even make sense? Actually, it’s pretty straight...

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Don’t Turn a Deaf Ear on ZOOM

Last week I talked about Zoom, and the ways it can affect your vision. This week I’m highlighting how Zoom or other video calls can be difficult for deaf or hard of hearing participants. Zoom meetings can be a great source of frustration for deaf workers, as we pointed out in our blog post...

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September Is Deaf Awareness Month!

Learning and being aware of Deafness, hearing loss, Deaf culture, and Deaf identity can be extremely helpful to the Deaf people in your community. Since you never know when you might run into someone who is Deaf,  we’re sharing 10 things to be aware of for Deaf Awareness Month, thanks to...

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ZOOM: Blessing or Curse?

I have a bit if a love-hate relationship with the whole ZOOM phenomenon. In many ways it has been a blessing during the pandemic. Meeting via ZOOM is definitely not the same as meeting in person, but it’s allowed millions of kids to (sort of) keep up with their school work, and millions more...

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Going Electric

A few years back, one of our clients told us a scary story. Ramona Jensen was getting out of her car and, because she couldn’t hear well, she was unaware of an approaching truck. The driver barely stopped in time to avoid hitting her. You can read Ramona’s story here.   I thought...

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