Technology Helping Visually Impaired ‘See’

It is estimated that 285 million individuals are affected by some form of visual impairment globally.  Among this population, 246 million have low vision and 39 million are blind.  Visual impairments date back to primitive times, and for centuries scientists and medical professionals have sought cures.  Though there is yet to be a cure-all, recent advanced technologies such […]

Watching Films with a Unique View

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing It’s the film award season! It’s the time of the year between November and February when most of the important film award ceremonies take place — everything from the Hollywood Film Awards and Golden Globe Awards to the Screen Actors Guild Awards and culminating with the Academy Awards. The big […]

Pay-it-forward with ‘Be My Eyes’ app

The App Store offers countless apps to get us through both our personal and professional lives.  The possibilities are virtually limitless with the many productivity, social networking, navigation, reference apps (and more!)–all readily available at our fingertips.  However, the Be My Eyes app goes beyond the daily grind, offering users the ability to help others without leaving the comfort of their couch. Oftentimes, daily […]

Visually Impaired Can ‘See’ with Enactive Torch

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 3.4 million Americans aged 40 and older are legally blind or visually impaired.  By 2030, that number is expected to rise to 6 million as more baby boomers develop diabetes and age-related disease.  The CDC also notes that vision loss is among the top 10 causes of […]

5 Fun Sensory Holiday Crafts!

“Ohh, the weather outside is frightful…”  So doesn’t staying inside sound so delightful?  As temperatures decline and snow begins to blanket the ground, many parents seek ways to keep their children entertained.  Instead of reaching for that tablet computer, try engaging their senses with these holiday craft ideas! 1. Stained Glass Mittens Adorn the windows of your house […]

Aukey Special Edition Video Magnifier

Are you looking to buy an affordable video magnifier for yourself or maybe for a loved one?  Well, search no longer!  MaxiAids is offering their Aukey Special Edition Video Magnifier specially priced for the holidays! Children and adults with low vision find that reading text on the go–or even at home–can be quite challenging.  With this Aukey Special Edition […]