DBS Media Report
Friday, April 2, 2021
The Eye Opener: Ryerson Alum Paves The Way For Disability Fashion With
Braille Beaded Clothing
Jovanovic always loved beaded clothing and, after a day out shopping, she
began to question why beaded clothing didn't have a function beyond its
aesthetic value. She ultimately decided to work on braille beaded clothing
to make fashion more accessible for those who are visually impaired.
Jovanovic did some preliminary research and quickly found that nothing
remotely similar existed. As a sighted person herself, she closely studied
braille, consulted with the visually-impaired community on what they'd want
to see on the products and its legibility. She then began to develop the
brand which would become Aille Design-pronounced 'eye.'
Fox 13 News: Tampa Businessman
uide-dogs-to-visually-impaired-veterans-children> 'Steps Up' To Help Provide
Guide Dogs To Visually Impaired Veterans, Children
Walking has become a way of life for Ron Pierce. "About a year ago I started
this personal commitment to myself of walking 10,000 steps per day," Pierce
shared. Pierce took his commitment a step farther and decided to walk for a
cause. "Southeastern Guide Dogs, the incredible work that they do for
veterans and the visually impaired and obviously having animals tied to that
made it an easy decision to support them," explained Pierce.
Braille Institute: This Is What Blind Looks Like
Join us for an informative webinar from Author and parent, Kim Cox. This Is
What Blind Looks Like is a book that aims to help students educate their
peers on the challenges faced on a day-to-day basis and how peers can be
supportive in creating an inclusive environment. We welcome all
participants! Please call 1800-BRAILLE (272-4553) with any questions. Our
National and Youth Programs team will be hosting this online event.
Hunker: IKEA Just Released An Audio Version Of Its Catalog
There's also a great accessibility component for IKEA fans who can't flip
through the pages of a physical catalog. And, of course, it's a fun
alternative to visiting the store IRL. "You can think of this audio piece as
a tour for your ears," the narrator tells us. And for some design lovers,
maybe it could even make for a good bedtime story?
National Disability Institute: National Disability Institute Celebrates
National Financial Literacy Month With Tools, Resources And A Call For
April is National Financial Literacy Month. Nonprofits, government agencies
and businesses nationwide celebrate the month by urging all Americans to
increase their knowledge of personal finances. National Disability Institute
(NDI) recognizes Financial Literacy Month as an opportunity to emphasize
tools and resources that can help to realize NDI's vision of a society in
which people with disabilities have the same opportunities to achieve
financial stability and independence as people without disabilities.
Future Of Personal Health: What Parents Need To Know About Protecting Their
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From Too Much Screen Time
The simple fact behind the headaches, blurry vision, and tired, dry eyes is
that we don't blink as often while using computers and other digital
devices, leaving eyes dry and irritated. And when we focus at the same
distance for a long time, it can cause our vision to blur temporarily, and
the muscles around the eye to tire, which can cause headaches. Extended
reading, writing, or other intensive near work can also cause eye strain.
Rochester: First-ever Lab Model Of Human Eye Offers Hope For Macular
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which leads to a loss of central
vision, is the most frequent cause of blindness in adults 50 years of age or
older, affecting an estimated 196 million people worldwide. There is no
cure, though treatment can slow the onset and preserve some vision.
Recently, however, researchers at the University of Rochester have made an
important breakthrough in the quest for an AMD cure. Their first
three-dimensional (3D) lab model mimics the part of the human retina
affected in macular degeneration.