Prodigy releases new Count-a-Dose.
Count-a-dose is a
medical device that allows a blind or vision impaired person with diabetes
to fill an insulin syringe independently without assistance. In addition
to the release of the count-a-dose, Prodigy is pleased to announce a new
Low Vision Center on their website, this center contains information about
the Prodigy® Count-a-dose, Prodigy Voice Meter, and soon
to be Prodigy IQ Pump information. For additional information or to place
your orders for the Count-A-Dose please call: 866-908-9201. You can also
order these products from the NFB Independence Market.
Do you love your new Digital Talking Book Player, but don't like
to download books on to a flash drive which sticks out of the side of
the machine? Now you can buy a blank, 1 GB talking book cartridge for
$14.95, and a 36 inch USB compatible cable for $3.95 from Adaptive Technologies.
Have you always wanted to play a musical instrument, but don't
know where to begin? Check out Bill Browns beginner audio series for guitar,
piano, harmonica, saxophone, violin and flute. Visit www.musicfortheblind.com
or call 1-888-778-1828 for more information.
Movie Theatres with audio description come to CT!
Rave Accessible Theatre Locations (each has one equipped auditorium)
Rave Motion Pictures Buckland Hills (Manchester)
Rave Motion Pictures Connecticut Post 14 (Milford)
Rave Motion Pictures North Haven (North Haven) Rave Motion Pictures Southington
Two New Online Resources For
Described Movie Fans: www.describedmovies.org will get folks to a page
which lists DVD and Blu-ray titles that have description, and offers an
Amazon click through option to go directly to Amazon to purchase the movie.
A separate page, linked from that URL, lists all the movies Rave has described
since DVS debuted in 1990.
Speaking of descriptive movies
you can download free descriptive movies at www.blindmicemart.com. You
will need to register (which is free) then enter the site, click on the
movie vault link, and browse the hundreds of movies which are available
Public Release: 26-May-2010
Journal of Neuroscience Methods
UCI researchers create retina from human embryonic stem cells UC Irvine
scientists have created an eight-layer, early-stage retina from human
embryonic stem cells, the first three-dimensional tissue structure to
be made from stem cells. Lincy Foundation, private donations, Contact:
Tom Vasich, email@example.com or 949-824-6455.
Are you frustrated by not being able to read nutritional facts or directions
on the food you purchase at the grocery store? Now there is a web
site with thousands of product labels available in either large font or
in a speech friendly format. Visit: http://directionsforme.org to see
what you've been missing.
In September 2010, the Connecticut Office of State Ethics ruled
that while employees and Board members of BESB (the Board of Education
and Services for the Blind) are public officials, they are entitled to
receive services from BESB, and there is no inherent conflict of interest.
Members of the Deaf Blind Advisory Committee, the Agency Consumer Advisory
Committee (ACAC), the Statewide Committee of Blind Vendors and the State
Rehabilitation Council (SRC) were determined not to be public officials
as their roles are more advisory in nature.