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White Cane Laws in the United States

ByUnknownDecember 18, 2013ImageMost people probably don’t realize that there are laws regarding white canes and pedestrians who are blind in the United States. And these laws vary by state.

The American Council of the Blind (ACB) has compiled a detailed description of white cane safety laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This website also includes the penalties for breaking the law as well as links to the state statutes.

On October 15 each year, we hold National White Cane Safety Day, a day of awareness-raising and advocacy. Events are held throughout the country to teach the community about the safety and rights of pedestrians who are blind.Post a CommentRead More »

UPDATED! Oldies but Goodies: “Established” APH Products

ByMichael McCarty-December 12, 2013Imageby Monica Turner
As a Field Services Representative, one of my responsibilities is to go to conferences and exhibit APH products. Oftentimes I will display many of the new and exciting products that we have to offer in order to provide consumers an opportunity to see the items firsthand before making the decision to purchase them. While it is wonderful that APH has been producing so many new products over the past several years, I find that I’m not often able to take along as many of the wonderful, older products that we still have available. We give you information about our new products each month as they are released, and we have been thinking that it might be beneficial to also go back and revisit some of the “oldies but goodies.” We hope you agree and we welcome any suggestions you may have about products that you would like to see highlighted.

Please send your comments and suggestions to Monica Turner at mmturner@aph.org.

More “oldies but goodies” added t…Post a CommentRead More »

APH News: December 2013

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Resources for Accessible Nutrition Education

ByUnknownDecember 04, 2013ImageThe holidays are upon us; atime for friends, family, good cheer, and unfortunately for some, badnutritional habits. With all the shopping to get done and parties to attend, whohas time to make good, nutritional choices, let alone teach proper nutrition?Well, APH may be able to assist you with some free tactile graphics and onlineresources to get you started.

In 2011, as part of MichelleObama’s campaign against childhood obesity, MyPlate was introduced as asimplified replacement for the government’s food pyramid. In response, APH hasadded several MyPlate tactile graphics to the Tactile Graphics Image Library(TGIL), available for free download at http://www.aph.org/tgil/.

Before you start clicking onall the great links below, we want to take a moment to remind teachers andparents why nutrition is such an important topic. According to Centers forDisease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity prevalence amongchildren and adolescents has almost tripled since 1980[i].In 2010, mo…1 commentRead More »More postsPowered by Blogger

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