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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 Michael Marrone / 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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An employee using the rubberband machine.

US Census Rubber Band Contract

By Michael Marrone / 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 Michael Marrone / 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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A picture of an Apple desktop with a plants around it and coffee/notepads

Tools for Working from Home with a Visual Impairment

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

How to Properly Guide a Visually Impaired Person Outside

By Michael Marrone / July 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

People who are visually impaired are everyday people. While people who are visually impaired may need help from time to time, it is important to allow them the freedom to navigate their surroundings in a way that works best for them. Listed below are good practices to follow when interacting with someone who is visually […]

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Two people in the produce section of the grocery store, once of whom is visually impaired, using a cane and carrying a basket of groceries.

Living With a Visual Impairment

By Allison Kollar / December 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

There are over 25 million people in the U.S. that experience some kind of vision loss. Many people believe that going blind leads to a complete loss of independence. People with some kind of visual impairment do lose the ability to do some everyday tasks, such as drive a car, but many individuals with vision […]

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A guide dog leading a visually impaired woman across the street.

Guide Dogs: Giving Freedom to the Visually Impaired

By Allison Kollar / November 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

Man’s best friend: the dog. Many of us had a beloved pet growing up, who was there during all of the good times and the bad. A thunderstorm, sickness, or that first break-up, but did you know that dogs are capable of so much more than slobbering on that new couch and eating that sandwich […]

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A visually impaired girl kicking a soccer ball.

Sports and Recreation Essential for Children with Visual Impairments

By Allison Kollar / November 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

Approximately 70% of children in the U.S. who are visually impaired do not participate in a physical education curriculum due to lack of adaptive sports and misconceptions surrounding their abilities. Because many physical education teachers do not realize that visually impaired students can take part in sports, children with impairments are often given the role […]

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