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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

People with diabetes are more likely to develop diseases that cause blindness, such as diabetic retinopathy. Even with the prevalence of diabetes, there is still a lack of awareness that these are potential diseases that can occur. Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that develops when the blood vessels in the eye are damaged. Type 1 […]

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

Facilitated by the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many contributions Americans with disabilities make in the workplace. This year’s NDEAM theme,“The Right Talent, Right Now,” emphasizes the essential role that people with disabilities play in America’s economic success, especially in an era […]

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FREE Orientation and Mobility Services for Visually Impaired and Blind Residents of the Washington, DC Region

FREE Orientation and Mobility Services for Visually Impaired and Blind Residents of the Washington, DC Region

CLB’s O&M Training Services Include: E-mail or Call Jocelyn Hunter at jhunter@clb.org and 202-454-6400.

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Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind awarded Maximus Grant for Summer Programming

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August 6, 2019, Washington, DC – Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB) is pleased to announce that the MAXIMUS Foundation received a generous award to support CLB’s annual summer Pre-Employment Transition Program for youth.  CLB’s President and CEO, Tony Cancelosi remarked, “We are honored that MAXIMUS acknowledges people with disabilities and the importance of access […]

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Protecting Your Eyes from the Sun

Protecting Your Eyes from the Sun

We are in peak-summer and that means lots of sunshine.  And lots of potential for sun-related damage to your eyes and skin.  Sunlight contains ultraviolet(UV) light/radiation, which is known to damage vital parts of the eye, specifically the lens and the retina.  Blocking UV light will reduce the risk of early cataract (clouding of the lens), and retinal […]

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LEGO Set to Debut Braille Bricks

LEGO Set to Debut Braille Bricks

Only 10% of the blind population can read Braille. New technology has lessened the need for a blind person to know Braille. However, of those who do know Braille, 90% are employed. With employment comes a long list of benefits such as higher self-esteem, confidence, and independence. Video Credited to Prince George’s County TV Learning […]

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