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Make Your Cane Your Own

By administr8tor / September 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

What is white with a touch of red, and is a basic Mobility tool allowing great independence for blind travelers? Yes, it is the “long cane.” Its white color is exactly the feature that makes it effective during outdoor travel. People understand what it means, and that fact can lead to increased safety for cane […]

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A visually impaired man and women using their white canes to track the path of tactile paving.

What is Tactile Paving?

By Malik Gayle / August 31, 2020 / 0 Comments

When you walk, you probably notice a series of small yellow domes in a grid pattern on sidewalks. While these may seem like an aesthetic choice, they are there to help those living with a visual impairment safely navigate their surroundings. What is Tactile Paving? These patterns are called tactile paving (also known as ground […]

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A visually impaired man using a white cane to cross the street. A sighted guide is walking next to the visually impaired man.

What Are The Different Types of White Canes?

By Malik Gayle / August 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

The white cane. A tool that many who are blind or visually impaired rely on to navigate their surroundings. While at first glance, these canes might look the same. However, they are many variations on the simple white cane that allows users to safely navigate the world around them. Here are some of the different […]

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Reading Books with Visual Impairments

By Malik Gayle / August 12, 2020 / 0 Comments

Books can transport you to new worlds, help you learn about new topics, and expand your way of thinking. Vision loss can make experiencing those stories a struggle. However, adaptive technology makes it possible to enjoy your favorite stories. Here are a few ways to read books with a visual impairment: Using Magnifiers and Screen […]

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A screenshot of the video game "The Last of Us Part 2". Ellie, the main character, is riding a horse into a abandoned city.

Last of Us II and Accessibility in Video Games

By Malik Gayle / August 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

Video games are a great way to transport players to new worlds and tell new stories. However, video games are a very visual medium, while also needing fast reflexes, good hearing, and great vision to be able to play. These can make it hard for those who are blind or visually impaired to interact with […]

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US Census Rubber Band Contract

By Malik Gayle / August 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

If you noticed a rubber band when you filled out this year’s US Census, we had a hand on that band. The rubber bands are part of the AbilityOne program, meaning that we have the rights to sell this product to the federal government. Mike Blake, the product manager for the rubber bands, oversaw progress […]

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A hand holding a cellphone. The screen shows several social networking apps.

How You Can Make Social Media More Accessible.

By Malik Gayle / August 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

Social Media is a great way to connect with family, friends, and people all around the world. It’s how we celebrate important moments in life, and also, cat pictures. However, social media platforms were not designed to accommodate those with visual impairments. In recent years, platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter rolled out features dedicated […]

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A screenshot of the CABVI.org homepage.

Welcome to the New CABVI.org

By administr8tor / July 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

Welcome to the New CABVI.org! We are excited to reveal the new design for our website. However, we didn’t just improve our design, we introduced and improved several new accessibility features for those who are blind or visually impaired. As time changes, we have to change as well. These features will make accessing our website […]

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Tools for Working from Home with a Visual Impairment

By Malik Gayle / July 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Students and employees across the country are starting to work and learn from home. It is becoming the standard, but steps need to be taken to ensure that accessibility is not sacrificed at the cost of convenience. Thankfully, various applications are closing the gap that is being left open. Here are a few tools to […]

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Two females in a kitchen learning vision rehabilitation therapy skills by cutting up celery

How to Cook Food Safely with a Visual Impairment

By Malik Gayle / July 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Cooking is a vital skill in a person’s everyday life. It can be a fun hobby or a way to try new foods at home. However, when vision loss gets involved, navigating the kitchen may seem like a monumental task. Vision loss does not have to mean the end of cooking, so here are a […]

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