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Closing the Gap

Address:
526 Main Street, PO Box 68
Henderson , MN  56044
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(507) 248-3294
(507) 248-3810 (Fax)
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Closing The Gap, Inc. is an organization that focuses on assistive technology for people with special needs through its bimonthly magazine, annual international conference and extensive Web site. Published six times a year, the Closing The Gap magazine highlights hardware and software products appropriate for people with special needs, and explains how this technology is being implemented in education, rehabilitation, and vocational settings around the world.

Dialogue

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PO Box 5181
Salem, OR  97304-0181
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(800) 860-4224 (Toll Free)
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DIALOGUE is an international news magazine edited for individuals who are experiencing vision loss or are blind, and their friends and families. It reviews low vision aids and devices, provides tips and techniques for coping with vision loss, reports personal experiences of people living successfully with vision impairment at home, in school, on the job and in the community, interviews professionals working in the field of blindness and low vision, and is designed to inform, instruct and entertain in the discussion of blindness issues. DIALOGUE publishes articles, personal essays, interviews, news and resources on all aspects of coping with a vision impairment.

AccessWorld: Technology and People with Visual Impairments

Address:
1000 Fifth Avenue, Suite 350
Huntington, WV  25701
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(800) 232-3044 (Toll Free)
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A bi-monthly magazine providing in-depth evaluations of screen magnification, speech and Braille technology used by people who are blind or visually impaired. AccessWorld also includes on-the-job profiles of people in a variety of careers using assistive technology, interviews with leaders in the field, articles on key issues including accessible ATMs, voting machines and blood glucose meters, and the latest news. AccessWorld is available online with a password, in large print and Braille, on ASCII disk and audiocassette.

Disaster Preparedness for the Visually Impaired

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This is an online publication from SightConnection that details what you should do to prepare for a natural distaster if you have low vision or are blind.

Lighting Research Center

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Everyone's vision deteriorates with age, but there are ways to lessen its impact. Good lighting can make the difference between seeing and not seeing for older adults. Find tips and a how-to for lighting adjustments for seniors. Also, check out: Lighting the Way: A Key to Independence by Mariana Gross Figueiro.

AARP

Address:
601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC  20049
Phone:
(888) 687-2277 (Toll Free)
(877) 434-7598 (TTY)
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