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[CEUD-ICT] Low Vision in the News

Gerry Ellis gerry.ellis at feelthebenefit.com
Sat Oct 12 21:02:35 IST 2013


Hi,

This is from a U.S. company called Clarix. I thought you might be interested
...


Take care,

Gerry Ellis

If you don't know where you're going,
How will you know when you get there?


Low Vision In The News is a collection of the latest hand picked news
articles from our staff about low vision. They range from technology
advances to human interest stories.

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People Who Undergo Cataract Surgery to Correct Visual Impairment Live Longer
<http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130904094035.htm> 

 <http://www.sciencedaily.com/images/logo.gif> People with cataract-related
vision loss who have had cataract surgery to improve their sight are living
longer than those with visual impairment who chose not to have the
procedure, according to an Australian cohort study published this month in
Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. After
comparing the two groups, the researchers found a 40 percent lower long-term
mortality risk in those who had the surgery... Read more...
<http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130904094035.htm>  

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Visually impaired couple bike 16,000 miles
<http://www.wpxi.com/ap/ap/pennsylvania/visually-impaired-couple-bike-16000-
miles/nZ5Np/> 

COOPERSBURG, Pa. - Tauru Chaw decided he wanted to see the world before he
lost his vision entirely. His girlfriend, Coopersburg native Christi
Bruchok, decided to be his traveling companion. Fully blind in her right eye
since age 19, her left eye also is visually impaired, providing her with
20/200 vision. They spent 14 months in 2007 and 2008 traveling Asia. But
Chaw's vision was gradually deteriorating due to his Retinitis Pigmentosa,
so they realized that they could no longer see the world via car..... Read
more...
<http://www.wpxi.com/ap/ap/pennsylvania/visually-impaired-couple-bike-16000-
miles/nZ5Np/> 

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<http://images.apple.com/support/assets/images/products/iphone/hero_iphone4-
5_wide.png> What's new in iOS 7 accessibility for individuals who are blind,
deaf-blind, or who have low vision
<https://nfb.org/blog/atblog/what%E2%80%99s-new-ios-7-accessibility-individu
als-who-are-blind-deaf-blind-or-who-have-low> 

Just like the last several autumn seasons, this one comes with another new
iOS release. And just like other releases, this release brings a lot of new
features and functions to supported iDevices. Major changes include
enhancements to Siri, a new Control Center available from anywhere within
the OS giving you instant access to several essential controls, a revamped
Notifications Center, and much more.... Read more...
<https://nfb.org/blog/atblog/what%E2%80%99s-new-ios-7-accessibility-individu
als-who-are-blind-deaf-blind-or-who-have-low> 

________________________________

Clarix is leading the way by designing state of the art assistive technology
devices for helping individuals maintain their independent lifestyles.
Whether you are a student, business executive or retiree, there is a Clarix
device to help. 

http://www.clarixusa.com/

2385 Cimarron Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95051

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