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Category Archives: PAB Blog

Spring 2018 Newsletter –

PA Assoc. for the Blind  announces the retirement of their CEO, Elaine Welch.  Read a message from her along with articles regarding “Fostering Independence Through Assistive Technology”      

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February is Low Vision Awareness Month

Low Vision is any visual impairment not correctable by standard glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery that interferes with a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Low Vision can result from a variety of diseases, disorders, and injuries to the eyes.   Currently, there are over 14 million Americans and about 135 million people around […]

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Announcing Mobile Friendly Site

We are pleased to announce a mobile friendly site ….please let us know what you think    

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

The leading cause of vision impairment for individuals over 50 is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Approximately 15 million Americans are affected by this, with 200,000 new cases reported annually. What is AMD? AMD is a progressive condition which causes blurry or blank spots in your central vision when the macula is damaged. The macula is […]

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Helpful Gifts and Life Hacks for People with Visual Impairment

Beth was almost done with her holiday shopping list, but she was struggling to find her final few gifts. Her grandparents posed the biggest shopping challenge. They still lived independently in their own home, although they both had some degree of vision impairment and weren’t as active as they once were. Beth decided that she […]

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