Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Albino's grave mysteriously dug

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Study finds trabeculectomy does not decrease mean IOP of fellow eye

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Albinism--Grave mysteriously dug

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AFB Press Newsletter - October 2010

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Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

AFB Press Newsletter - October 2010

The cover of the JVIB Special Issue on vision and the brain, print edition.

JVIB Releases Special Issue on Vision and the Brain

The Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness has just released a special issue on vision and the brain, a topic that has been rapidly moving to the forefront of medical, educational, and rehabilitation services for children and adults with vision impairment. Edited by Gregory L. Goodrich, Ph.D. and Amanda Hall Lueck, Ph.D., this special issue strives to offer current and relevant information for readers on this critical topic. The issue includes opening commentaries on terminology, children with cortical visual impairment (CVI), vision rehabilitation services, and vision rehabilitation practitioners; articles on involving the participation and input of parents when working with children with CVI, functional vision assessment, and functional outcomes; and a Roundtable section on the ways personnel preparation programs have changed to include instruction in CVI.

The issue also features opportunities for certificants of the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) to earn approved continuing education units (CEUs) by reading JVIB articles. This month's CEU opportunities include a personnel preparation article on neurological vision rehabilitation and how to conduct a functional vision assessment with children who have CVI.

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New Editions of Foundations of Low Vision, Foundations of Orientation and Mobility, Now Available Through International Distributors

International customers of AFB Press wishing to purchase the new editions of Foundations of Low Vision and Foundations of Orientation and Mobility can expect faster delivery time and less expensive shipping by ordering these and other AFB titles through international distributors. AFB Press has an agreement with Lightning Source, Inc. - an international, print-on-demand provider – to make its books more readily available to customers abroad. Books are printed at Lightning Source's UK facility and can be shipped within the UK, Europe, Africa and Australasia.

Nearly 40 AFB Press titles are available through this arrangement, including the newly released second edition of Foundations of Low Vision: Clinical and Functional Perspectives and the third edition of Foundations of Orientation and Mobility. They can be ordered through the following international distribution partners:

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The covers of the 5 paperback books that comprise the CareerConnect Collection.

Special Offer: CareerConnect Collection - Five Career Titles for $25

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, CareerConnect®, AFB's premiere online employment resource, is proud to offer a collection of classic books on careers and employment from AFB Press at a very special price.

The CareerConnect® Collection includes five books that describe exciting career possibilities for people who are blind or visually impaired. They include Jobs to Be Proud Of: Profiles of Workers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired; Career Perspectives: Interviews with Blind and Visually Impaired Professionals; Health Care Professionals Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired; Business Owners Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired and Teachers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired. These books are designed to inspire young people by expanding their knowledge of available career choices and profiling successful workers.

For a limited time this collection of five books is available for only $25. This special offer provides professionals and educators an opportunity to expand their libraries at a fraction of the list price.

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Title Profile:Art Beyond Sight: A Resource Guide to Art, Creativity and Visual Impairment

504 pp.
Available in paperback and ASCII on CD-ROM
Edited by Elisabeth Salzhauer Axel and Nina Sobol Levent, Ph.D.

Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month is being celebrated in October. It is an international initiative to promote art by and for people with vision loss and other disabilities, and to encourage multimodal approaches to education and creativity. Organized by Art Education for the Blind (AEB) and its more than 200 partners around the world, it recognizes that exposure to the arts and cultural institutions is crucial for the advancement of many key issues in the education and rehabilitation of people with disabilities.

Art Beyond Sight: A Resource Guide to Art, Creativity and Visual Impairment, co-
published by AFB Press and Art Education for the Blind, is a one-of-a-kind resource that provides vital information on all aspects of exploring art and creativity by people who are blind or visually impaired. This beautiful, fully illustrated manual is the result of a decade-long international collaboration among researchers, art educators, teachers of visually impaired students, psychologists, museum professionals, and blind and sighted art enthusiasts. It includes a section of reproducible pages for classroom or workshop activities.

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A blog about a little girl who is cortically visually impaired with CP. Yes, you guessed it! I have had and have sevral students who are CVI
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--- On Mon, 11/8/10, Blind Access Journal  wrote:

From: Blind Access Journal <>
Subject: Blind Access Journal
To: mskathy
Date: Monday, November 8, 2010, 7:07 AM

Blind Access Journal

Posted: 07 Nov 2010 04:39 PM PST
While Arizona did not observe the Sunday end of Daylight Saving Time, some iPhones in the state configured with default settings did, falling back an hour along with those in the Pacific time zone.
April, an AT&T customer service representative, reported that the issue involves the configuration of time zone support in the iPhone's Mail, Contacts and Calendars settings. By default, time zone support is on and set to Cupertino.
April provided the following instructions for disabling time zone support, so that this information can be obtained from AT&T's network:
These steps will work for sighted users who are not running the VoiceOver screen reader for the blind. Instructions for blind users follow.
  1. Tap Settings on the Home screen.
  2. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Tap Time Zone Support.
  4. Tap the button to turn Time Zone Support off.
If you are a blind iPhone user who relies on Apple's built-in VoiceOver screen reader, follow these steps to turn off time zone support:
  1. Press the Home button to move to the Home screen.
  2. Flick left or right to locate the Settings icon. This will be found on the first page of most iPhones.
  3. Double tap Settings.
  4. Flick right several times to locate Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  5. Double tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  6. Flick right until you locate "Time Zone Support, On."
  7. Double tap "Time Zone Support, On." You are now in the time zone support window.
  8. Flick to the right a couple of times to find a button labeled "Time Zone Support, On."
  9. Double tap the button to turn this feature off. The iPhone will now pull all its time zone information from the cellular network.
Once the time zone support setting has been deactivated, close the settings screen by pressing the Home button and test the time change by following these steps:
  1. Press and hold down the Sleep button on the top of the iPhone for two seconds.
  2. Double tap the Power Off button. Single tap the button if you are not using VoiceOver. The iPhone will announce it is shutting down.
  3. Wait 5 or 10 seconds.
  4. Hold down the Sleep button for two or three seconds to start the iPhone.
  5. Allow 10 to 15 seconds for the iPhone to fully power up. If you use VoiceOver, its active status will be announced.
  6. The iPhone starts in a locked state, with the current time shown. Flick to the left a couple of times to hear it announced. Flick to the right twice and double tap to unlock the iPhone and go on your merry way.
As always, comments, corrections and all constructive feedback is useful.
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Albinism: Persecution against those with albinism in Africa Part2

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[Nick's Walk] Still Human! Devotional for Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Nick Sigur

To: kairos-angola
Sent: Mon, November 15, 2010 4:48:09 PM
Subject: [Nick's Walk] Still Human! Devotional for Tuesday, November 16, 2010

. . . whatever you do, do all to the glory of God —1 Corinthians 10:31

Kairos #50 just finished at Angola and by all accounts it was wonderful, a true hilltop experience. I did not take part but I know what the participants are going through this week.

In the Scriptures, the great miracle of the incarnation slips into the ordinary life of a child; the great miracle of the transfiguration fades into the demon-possessed valley below; the glory of the resurrection descends into a breakfast on the seashore. This is not an anticlimax, but a great revelation of God.

We have a tendency to look for wonder in our experience. It's one thing to go through a crisis grandly, yet quite another to go through every day glorifying God when there is no witness, no limelight, and no one paying even the remotest attention to us. If we are not looking for halos, we at least want something that will make people say, "What a wonderful man of prayer he is!" or, "What a great woman of devotion she is!" If you are properly devoted to the Lord Jesus, you have reached the lofty height where no one would ever notice you personally. All that is noticed is the power of God coming through you all the time.

The true test of a saint's life is not successfulness but faithfulness on the human level of life. We tend to set up success in Christian work as our purpose, but our purpose should be to display the glory of God in human life, to live a life "hidden with Christ in God" in our everyday human conditions (Colossians 3:3). Our human relationships are the very conditions in which the ideal life of God should be exhibited.

To all my brothers and sisters, moving down from the hilltop, I pray for you now as I did during the weekend.

Continue to be blessed and to bless.


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Kairos Kids' Agape--Too Cute

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I took this picture of one of the cards a child made for Angola Kairos #50. We always need stuff like this for the ministry. It can be mailed to POB 74514 Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4514