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Marshall Flax in the News: Cycle for Sight Event & Interview

Marshall Flax in the News: Cycle for Sight Event & Interview

Marshall Flax of Fork in the Road was interviewed by Madison magazine in conjuction with his involvement with the upcoming Cycle for Sight Event. Read the interview: Madison Magazine Article Cycle for Sight is an annual indoor cycling fundraiser on spinning bikes sponsored by the McPherson Eye Research Institute. All funds raised support research on vision and blinding illnesses by UW-Madison researchers. It is a fun event that brings together several hundred (or more) riders, both sighted and blind, with the proceeds supporting research into blinding diseases. People can ride as individuals or form teams. Cycle for Sight will be...

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The Center for Sensory and Complex features Fork in the Road

The Center for Sensory and Complex features Fork in the Road

The Center for Sensory and Complex disabilities at The College of New Jersey has a website banner photo of a student using a low vision simulator. CSCD focuses on conducting research, professional development and the creation/promotion of professional practices relative to the education, habilitation and support of individuals with varying degrees of vision and/or hearing loss or those individuals considered as presenting low incidence disabilities. Used with permission - it is the featured image of this post.

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Attending the Envision Conference 2015

Attending the Envision Conference 2015

The next Envision Conference 2015 will take place September 9-12 in Denver, Colorado Tenth Anniversary celebration events with Blessing Offor (NBC’s The Voice) and Brooke Fox (Singer/Songwriter and President, Visionary Media) Skilled presenters in clinical education and low vision research and The United States Association of Blind Athletes Leading edge low vision technologies on demonstration for attendees to experience and add to their practices Look for us there!

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Conference Photos IMC 15, Montreal

Conference Photos IMC 15, Montreal

Orientation and Mobility Specialists trying Fork in the Road Low Vision Simulators at the International Mobility Conference in Montreal, July, 2015. Low vision simulators are a great way to help family, friends and co-workers better understand the potential abilities and limitations imposed by low vision Fork in the Road was interviewed by Accessible Media Inc (www.AMI.ca), a non-profit multimedia organization serving 5 million Canadians who are blind, partially sighted, deaf, hard of hearing, mobility or print restricted. AMI is included for free with basic cable packages by most providers. What a great idea! Look for this interview to be on...

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White Cane Day - the book

White Cane Day - the book

My friend, colleague and former O&M intern, Kristin Grender, has written a children's book about White Cane Day which is on October 15. It's a really cute book and a fun way to teach children about what President Obama called "Blind Americans Equality Day". We do not sell it from our site, but you can get it at The Book Patch or from Amazon. Read more on our home page: White Cane Day Author: Kristin Grender is a Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Orientation and Mobility Instructor in Wisconsin. The book's Illustrator: Jacob Slovacek is a local artist and...

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