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In the News: Mastercard Unveils New Cards for Blind and Visually Impaired Users
Mastercard extends its commitment to inclusivity by introducing a new accessible card standard for blind and partially sighted people, called the Touch Card. There are few effective ways for the visually impaired to quickly determine whether they're holding a credit, debit or prepaid card, particularly as more cards move to flat designs without embossed name and numbers. Mastercard is addressing this challenge with a simple yet effective innovation.
In the News: In The News: Special Cane Developed For Young Children With Visual Impairments
VISIONS Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT) Tara Olsen worked with one of the recipients of a new innovative cane, developed for children ages 1-5 with visual impairments. Ms. Olsen felt that it gave 3-year-old Jorge Alcantara the opportunity to be independent and free.
In the News: She Went Blind, Then She Danced
In these uncertain times, we can look to our participants to show us there is more to life than the things we are afraid of. Our very own dance instructor Marion Sheppard showcases this in her featured article, "She Went Blind. Then She Danced," by Frank Bruni of The New York Times. In her expose, Marion shares her road through degenerative blindness, and how despite it all, she continued to stay positive, and find joy in dancing, and now encourage others to do the same at VISIONS Center on Aging! “We’re alive! As long as we’re alive, we have to keep moving.”
In the News: Internship Offers Visions of an Independent Future
AIRMONT — On a recent morning, Ebony Chase was busy answering phones and sorting mail in the supervisor's office at Ramapo Town Hall.
The 21-year-old Spring Valley woman was in her second week as an intern through the VISIONS Vocational Rehabilitation Center. She's also written memos, filed documents and learned other clerical skills...
In the News: Brooklyn Woman Overcomes Losing Her Vision To Keep Cooking Christmas Eve Dinner For Family
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Brooklyn woman who lost her eyesight doesn’t let that stop her from making Christmas bright
Cooking is her favorite activity and thanks to a local non-profit she’s still able to do it. She invited CBS2’s Lisa Rozner over to show her how it’s done.