Prevent Blindness to Hold First-Ever A.S.P.E.C.T. Patient Advocacy and Engagement Summit May 9-11 in Washington, D.C.

By Staff
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, will be holding the inaugural A.S.P.E.C.T. Patient Advocacy and Engagement Summit, May 9-11, 2022, at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Summit will bring together trainees, allies, and program sponsors from across the country. Founded in 2020, the A.S.P.E.C.T. (Advocacy, Support, Perspective Empowerment, Communication and Training) Patient Engagement program at  Prevent Blindness aims to equip participants with knowledge, skills, and confidence to become advocates for vision and eye health at the individual, peer-to-peer, community, state, and/or national levels.

Lighthouse Guild Launches New Technology Center in Manhattan

By Staff
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Advances like artificial intelligence, program learning, virtual reality, facial recognition, and 5G are becoming available to benefit people who are blind and visually impaired. To help New Yorkers with vision loss access these and other technologies, Lighthouse Guild is opening a state-of-the-art technology center here.

How the Visually Impaired Can Experience the World of Gaming, Sports and Movies Through the Power of Sound

By Mary Kane
Friday, October 29, 2021 8:30 AM Have you ever wondered what it’s like for a blind person to experience a movie, follow sports or play a video game? Thanks to the world of podcasts, specifically a program called Twenty Thousand Hertz which reveals the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds, you are about to find out. In honor of October’s Blindness Awareness Month, Twenty Thousand Hertz recently released a three-part series celebrating the auditory experience of the blind community. Throughout the month of October, the leading podcast about sound has explored the extraordinary worlds of audio descriptions in film and TV, blind sports and most recently, blind gaming.

International Sports Vision Association Announces New Executive and Advisory Board Officers

By Staff
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:18 AM MONROE, N.J.—The International Sports Vision Association (ISVA), an interdisciplinary group of professionals dedicated to advancing the field of vision training for athletes of all ages and levels to help them achieve peak athletic performance, has announced the appointments of its new executive and advisory board members.

Connectyx Announces Grant of Exclusive Worldwide License from NEI and NIH for Repurposing Metformin to Treat Degenerative Eye Disease

By Staff
Friday, February 5, 2021 12:24 AM BOCA RATON, Fla.—Connectyx Technologies Holdings Group, Inc., a development-stage biomedical company focusing on novel treatments for rare diseases, announced it has entered into an exclusive patent license agreement to practice inventions contained within the patent applications listed below with the National Eye Institute.

The Easy Reader from Eschenbach

By Staff
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13 Doctors and Researchers Awarded Greenberg Prize to End Blindness

By Staff
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Thirteen doctors and researchers have been awarded the Sanford and Sue Greenberg Prize to End BlindnessNational Geographic Reports. The 13 winners will split the prize of $3 million in gold.

The American Foundation for the Blind Releases Flatten Inaccessibility Research Report

By Staff
Thursday, October 1, 2020 12:21 AM New York—The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) announced the release of the Flatten Inaccessibility research report, the culmination of survey findings from 1,921 U.S. participants who are blind or have low vision. Of those who participated, 65 percent of participants were blind and 35 percent had low vision.