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A Wake-Up Fall: Do You Need to Refresh Your Mobility Skills?

July 16, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Polly Abbott, CVRT

  For many people, the challenge of walking along a crowded train platform is intensified by the fear of falling off the edge onto the tracks.  A person could be hurt by the fall, hit by an oncoming train or zapped to death by the electric third rail.  To avoid taking the ‘L’ is to […] Read More »

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Genetic Testing: Is It Right for You?

May 15, 2018 | Leave a Comment

by Kathy Austin, CVA

  Research in preventing vision loss and restoring vision due to inherited retinal disease (IRDs) has been advancing at an amazing pace. News of ground breaking new treatments was recently featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes program on April 29. For those of you with retinitis pigmentosa, stargardt, usher’s syndrome and other inherited retinal diseases, it […] Read More »

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Making Us Tick: Volunteers Who Make it Happen

April 2, 2018 | 3 Comments

by Kathy Austin, CVA

Second Sense is a small organization – we are a staff of eight people, but each year we serve over 500 individuals with vision loss. How do we do it? One huge reason is the generous gift of time and effort from our dedicated volunteers. As we celebrate National Volunteer Appreciation Week this April, we’d […] Read More »

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Service Enterprise: Matching Volunteers’ Skill to Clients’ Needs

February 21, 2017 | Leave a Comment

by Kathy Austin, CVA

  Volunteers Have Always Been an Important Part of Our Second Sense Family. Volunteers have been readers, tutors and administrative support. But with shrinking resources for nonprofits and the expanded roles we have been asked to play, it is increasingly necessary to find new ways to provide the services our clients need. How do we […] Read More »

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Windows 10: Should I Upgrade?

November 5, 2015 | Leave a Comment

by David Flament, Manager of Adaptive Technology Services

I have been receiving a good many calls about whether to upgrade to Microsoft’s July 29th release of Windows 10. Windows 10 is a free upgrade from Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. The upgrade will remain free for 1 year, until July 29, 2016. If you wait to upgrade until after that date, you may […] Read More »

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

November 20, 2014 | Leave a Comment

by Kathy Austin, Community Engagement Specialist and Meg Dowel, Social Media Intern at Second Sense

Finding and treating diabetes is the best way to prevent complications such as diabetic retinopathy. However, diabetic eye diseases tend to surface without warning, often resulting in vision loss. Loss of vision alters many aspects of life, and managing conditions such as diabetes on top of changes in sight might seem impossible for many. Staying […] Read More »

Take A Second Look — Date Someone Blind This Valentine’s Day!

February 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

by Polly Abbott, CVRT, OMS, Director of Rehabilitation Services at Second Sense

A co-worker recently commented with how lucky I was to have a blind husband because I was able to bring a gigantic Christmas gift in the door right under his nose, let the bag crinkle at my feet as I greeted him and store the item in plain view in a corner of a room […] Read More »

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