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Lighthouse Guild and Bionic Sight Announce Partnership
Lighthouse Guild, the leading not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization, and Bionic Sight, the developer of treatments and technologies for advanced stage blindness, have announced that they are entering into a partnership that will change the landscape of treatment for people who are blind. Bionic Sight’s technology focuses on restoring sight to patients with advanced stage blindness due to retinal degenerative diseases, such as retinitis pigmentosa.
New from NBP
NBP recently received a grant from the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation to produce a full-color tactile and braille map of the United States. The map includes state abbreviations and state capitals. A key is included with the full state names and the capital.
Also new is “The Power of PowerPoint: Using a Screen Reader to Create Attention-Grabbing Presentations,” by Judy Dixon. It’s available in braille, BRF, DAISY, or Word. Learn how to create and show presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint with JAWS and NVDA.
Looking for inspiration? Check out “Saturday Morning Quotations - Volume 2,” compiled by K. Wilson. It includes 52 all-new, memorable quotes in a pocket-sized, spiral-bound booklet in braille. These quotes are useful for speeches, toasts, and braille reading practice.
Over in the children’s section, the newest book is “Hurricane,” by John Rocco. It’s available in UEB (with tactile illustrations), for ages 3-8.
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