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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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  • White Cane Day 2018

    Monday, October 15, is White Cane Safety Day in the United States. Visit the following websites to learn more, and post any further questions on the Forum. 

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  • Blindness Awareness Month

    Did you know that October is Blindness Awareness Month? Learn more about blindness and vision loss by visiting the OIB-TAC Resource page to find these helpful tools and more!

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  • Older Americans Month 2018

    Older Americans have been recognized and celebrated in the month of May since 1963. The theme for 2018 is "Engage at Every Age." Check out the promotional materials from the Administration for Community Living. 

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  • Low Vision Awareness Month

    February is Low Vision Awareness Month.

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  • Lessons for Living with Vision Loss

    Lessons for Living with Vision Loss, brought to you by AFB VisionAware, is now available! Through this series of 19 lessons, users with vision loss and professionals will learn about eye conditions and develop basic techniques to perform daily tasks. 

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  • Falls Prevention Awareness Day

    According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans.  The 10th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day will be observed on Sept. 22, 2017.

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  • ADA Anniversary - July 26

    The anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is July 26th.

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  • June is National Safety Month

    June is National Safety Month, and when discussing safety with older individuals, especially those with visual impairment, the issue of falls often comes up.

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  • Older Americans Month

    Older Americans have been recognized and celebrated in the month of May since 1963. Most recently, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution with that designation, and President Trump made an official proclamation.

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  • Mentors/Mentees Needed!

    WANTED! We are looking for experienced supervisors or vision rehab therapists and for first time supervisors or new direct service personnel to pair up to field test our new Mentoring Manual. Commitment? Only one to two hours per month. Outcome?

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  • Intensive Training Applications

    Applications for OIB-TAC intensive training and technical assistance for DSA's will be available on June 1st.

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