Professor at ISU, who is blind, a testament to ‘can-do attitude’ - NORMAL – When one of Cary Supalo’s students says a chemistry problem is too difficult, he has a standard reply that usually stops them cold. “My being the blind guy,” he tells them, “if I can do that, you can do it, too.” Supalo is an assistant professor at Illinois State University who has an [...]
ISU professor seeks to improve travel for blind in B-N - NORMAL — You might think Cary Supalo would be busy enough just teaching at Illinois State University. You haven’t met Supalo. “He’s always on the go,” said John Bauer, chairman of ISU’s chemistry department. “He’s really dynamic and externally focused and energetic.” Blind since age 7, Supalo wants to form a local not-for-profit similar to [...]
Markey Introduces Legislation to Improve Prescription Drug Labeling for the Blind - Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) recently introduced H.R 4087, the Prescription Drug Labeling Promotion Act of 2012, to ensure that people who are blind or visually impaired have full access to the information included on their prescription drug labels. “No one should have to sacrifice their independence or safety to take their medication,” said Rep. [...]
Prescription Drug Risks Campaign (AFB) - Take a minute to read AFB’s news about accessible prescriptions. You can help! Prescription Drug Risks Campaign from American Foundation for the Blind Each day millions of people with vision loss put their lives – and the lives of those they care for – at risk because they can’t accurately read labels on prescription medications. [...]
Service helps visually impaired read prescription labels - The Journal Courier of Jacksonville, IL, has run a piece on a local pharmacy, The Medicine Shoppe, that is employing the ScripTalk Talking Label program to make prescription use easier and safer for its visually-impaired and elderly customers.
MediaPlanet Special Report: Vision Care & Eye Health - Featured on the Chicago Tribune’s website, this special report by MediaPlanet includes En-Vision America as “a company providing high-tech products aimed at solving problems for those with visual impairments”.
New Eyes to Read Medicine Labels - Sitting at his kitchen table in Houston, Kenny Adams listens for the loud ticking. It’s the sound of a more independent lifestyle.
New Technology Helps Blind Veterans - The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is expanding its services for blind veterans and introducing new devices to assist them with reading prescription labels, shopping, preparing meals, and even choosing matching clothes. The goal is to help these unique veterans enjoy more independent and safe lives.