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Assistance Center
for agencies promoting independence, community involvement, and well-being for older individuals who are blind.

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  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2018

    International Day of Disabled Persons is observed annually on December 3, as proclaimed by the United National General Assembly resolution 47/3 in 1992. The 2018 theme is empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality. 

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  • National Diabetes Month

    Did you know that November is National Diabetes Month? Diabetes impacts millions of Americans. The most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes is diabetic retinopathy. Learn more about, steps to prevent, and how to manage diabetic eye disease by visiting the following:

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Tip of the Week

One cause of confusion in older adults can be a urinary tract infection (UTI). Do not just assume dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease is setting in, get tested.

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Funding Statement

The Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center is a development of the National Research & Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University, focused on agencies serving older individuals who are blind (OIB). This grant (#H177Z150003) is funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) under the U.S. Department of Education.