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The Low Vision Center is a nonprofit organization that helps people with low vision maintain their independence. Located in Bethesda, Maryland, we offer information services as well as a demonstration area full of a variety of low vision aids and ideas.LowVisionCtr@aol.com
The Low Vision Center offers its resources without charge, relying entirely upon personal contributions to fund its varied services.
I invite you to browse our web site for more information about our services, as well as
helpful hints for improving your vision. Some examples include:
Used CCTVs for saleLVC has received several more used CCTV reading machines which you can try at our center in Bethesda. If you find one you like, you can buy it for much less than the price of a comparable new machine. We're anxious to get these machines into the hands of people who can use them. Follw this link to a list of what's currently available.
PG County Resource Day Oct. 25County Resource Day for Blind and Low Vision Persons
Explore Services and Activities available in Prince Georges County!!
Do you know you can:
Let us help you find out! There will be answers to these questions and many more!
Confirmed Speakers and Groups:
Receive a wealth of information for local and state resources. Come, bring a friend or relative, have a good time and learn together while we help ourselves!
Questions? E-Mail: email@example.com
Sponsored by: The National Harbor Chapter, National Federation of the Blind of Maryland
A story about job huntingDavid Goldfield, an assistive technology instructor, posted this article on his personal blog:
We found it interesting. (To read more of David's blog posts, click on the blog title at the top of the page.)
Readers neededColumbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB) has a need for readers to provide reading services to people with visual impairments and reading disabilities. This service, coordinated through CLB, is on a fee basis. If you can read print and would like to earn some extra money, please contact Amanda Painter at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 240-737-5179.
CLB's Click n Go DC Metro launch Nov. 7Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, WMATA, and Click n Go will launch their new collaboration which allows passengers who are blind or visually impaired to navigate not only the Metro stations, but to surrounding landmarks as well. This launch event will explain and demonstrate this revolutionary new technology.
Friday, November 7, 2014
We have a site mapWe've added a site map to our web site. We hope this will make navigating our site easier for people using smaller screens, such as on a smart phone or tablet. The site map presents the contents of LowVisionInfo.org as a single column of simple text. Selecting the second link on any page of this site will take you to the site map.
Window-Eyes screen reader software is now available free to licensed users of Microsoft Office (version 2010 or later). Learn more in the GW Micro press release at http://www.gwmicro.com/News_&_Events/Latest_News/?newsNo=299, or download Window Eyes at www.WindowEyesForOffice.com.
Free U.S. currency reader deviceThe U. S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) plans to add tactile features to our paper money in the next round of redesign. Meanwhile, if you have an Apple iPhone or other IOS device, or an Android smart phone or device, you can get a free app to identify the denomination of a U. S. bill by using the device's camera. For Apple devices the app is iNote, and for Android devices the app is IDEAL. More information is on the BEP web site at http://www.bep.gov/currencyidmobileapps.html
For those without smart phones or who want another option, in January 2015 the BEP will begin providing iBill talking banknote identifier devices free of charge to eligible blind and visually impaired individuals. As a test of the ordering procedure, participants in the NLS Talking Book program can pre-order a device now. Distribution of the currency readers and ordering for eligible non-NLS participants will begin in January. For details, see the BEP press release at http://www.bep.gov/uscurrencyreaderpgm.html
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