Posts Tagged ‘American Foundation for the Blind’

AFB Launches the eLearning Center for Aging and Visual Impairment

© AFB eNews, New York City — The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) has launched a comprehensive web-based learning center for professionals working with seniors with age-related eye conditions, the eLearning Center for Aging and Visual Impairment. Developed by AFB Senior Site® and featuring 21 mini courses on topics related to aging and vision loss, the eLearning Center’s goal is to give service providers the knowledge and skills needed to help older Americans with vision loss live active, independent lives…. READ ARTICLE

CVS/pharmacy Enhancing Accessibility for the Visually Impaired To Its Web Site and Store POS

Woonsocket, RI — CVS/pharmacy, the nation’s largest retail pharmacy, announced today that it is implementing functional improvements to benefit its customers with visual impairments and other disabilities. The Company has installed tactile keypads in all CVS stores and it will enhance its website in 2009…. READ PRESS RELEASE

AFB Partners with AOL to Explore the Feasibility of Accessible Walking Directions from MapQuest

© AFB eNews — Ever wonder whether an online service designed to provide driving directions to the sighted could provide relevant information to the blind, or others with vision loss? So have AFB TECH and AOL. Together the organizations are developing early prototype technology intended to harness the vast amounts of data available from AOL’s MapQuest to create Accessible Walking Directions (AWD)…. READ STORY