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Founded in 1936, the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB) is dedicated to the improvement and preservation of sight and quality of life by providing services and education, and by championing healthy vision and innovation to everyone in our area. For more information, visit www.youreyes.org
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June 22, 2021 - Accessible Activities in the Community - National Gallery of Art, Northern Virginia Rides, Metro Washington Association of Blind Athletes, and Washington Blind Hockey Club

Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington Event Replay ChannelJun 21, 2021

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May 17, 2023 - Learn About VisionAware

May 17, 2023 - Learn About VisionAware

VisionAware is an online platform with hundreds of helpful articles, resources, tips, and tricks from experts and others with vision loss. Join Kathryn Frederick from VisionAware to learn more about this useful resource!

May 17, 202301:20:15
April 19, 2023 - Advocacy Update from American Council of the Blind

April 19, 2023 - Advocacy Update from American Council of the Blind

Paul D'Addario, ACB Northern Virginia Chapter President, joins us to discuss the different advocacy initiatives they are working on the Hill. Paul has decades of expertise in this arena and is easy to understand while he navigates us through these initiatives.

Apr 20, 202301:17:29
March 29, 2023 - Living and Leaving a Legacy

March 29, 2023 - Living and Leaving a Legacy

As we age, we begin considering what we leave behind, from your people to your philanthropy. The scary thing is many do not have a plan for this! Join us as we cover ways you can leave your legacy behind! Perry Hammock has spent decades helping individuals create and sustain creating legacies. This information is not intended or relied upon as legal, tax, or financial advice.

Mar 29, 202339:17
November 16, 2022 - Learn About the State Agencies

November 16, 2022 - Learn About the State Agencies

We are honored to be joined by Timothy Brown, Northern Virginia Regional Manager of the Department for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI), and Maria Proschan, Vision Rehabilitation Therapist in the Maryland Department of Rehabilitation Services. Hear from them as we discuss the services available and how you can access them. Moderated by Dr. Suleiman Alibhai.

Nov 16, 202201:25:33
October 20, 2022 - Preparing for Your Eye Exams:

October 20, 2022 - Preparing for Your Eye Exams:

Hear a special interview with Dr. Suleiman Alibhai as we discuss the different eye care professionals, questions to ask, preparing for an appointment, and some specifics about low vision exams.

Oct 20, 202201:24:08
September 21, 2022 - Falls Prevention: Stay Up, Stay Healthy

September 21, 2022 - Falls Prevention: Stay Up, Stay Healthy

Vision impairment can increase your chances of a fall in the home. Join us to learn about fall prevention and how you can keep your balance strong, regardless of your vision. Falls can create many health problems.

Sep 21, 202201:21:59
June 16, 2022 - Americans with Disabilities Act and Reasonable Accommodations

June 16, 2022 - Americans with Disabilities Act and Reasonable Accommodations

Kenneth Saunders, Director of the Fairfax County Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs, educates us about the Americans with Disabilities Act, what it provides, what a reasonable accommodation is, and helpful information to utilize these services. Timestamps coming soon. Visit youreyes.org for more information.


0:00:00 Opening Announcements

0:04:00 Introductions (Dr. Nguyen, Dr. Alibhai, Ken Saunders)

0:06:45 Presentation Begins

   0:07:30 What is the ADA?, Who is a qualified individual?

   0:11:30 How is a person without a disability covered by ADA?

   0:14:00 What locations/businesses must abide by ADA?

   0:16:30 Basics of reasonable accommodations

   0:32:00 Who is exempt from ADA?

   0:38:00 Buildings and ADA

0:42:30 Q&A

   0:43:15 Commuting and reasonable accommodations?

   0:49:00 Some gray areas in the previous questions

   0:51:30 How to justify shortfalls?

   0:54:30 Hearing aids and reasonable accommodation process?

   0:57:40 Federal v. state v. private jobs and ADA

   1:02:30 Where to go with employment issues?

   1:07:00 How to advocate for self v. without using accommodations

1:11:20 Open conversation about topic

Jun 17, 202201:27:57
May 18, 2022 - Low Vision, Public Health, and Being Your Own Advocate

May 18, 2022 - Low Vision, Public Health, and Being Your Own Advocate

0:00:45 Opening Announcements

0:06:00 Introduction of Speaker

0:08:30 Public Health and Low Vision Presentation, Omar Mohiuddin, OTR/L, MS, MPH, CLVT

   0:10:30 Why increase of low vision?

   0:14:00 What is the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP)?

   0:18:30 Public Health in Low Vision

   0:24:00 Being an Advocate for Low Vision

0:26:45 Q&A

   0:27:00 Getting message out about low vision resources

   0:30:40 What is it like in North Carolina for low vision care?

   0:33:00 Myth of as we age we should go blind

   0:35:00 Reaching immigrant/non-English speaking communities

   0:41:00 Emotional side of coping with vision loss

   0:50:00 How Omar got into low vision 

   1:00:30 Question of being "labeled" as vision impaired

   1:03:00 "It takes a village" to provide low vision service

   1:04:30 What can a blind person do tomorrow to advocate for low vision?

   1:10:00 Lighting in the bathroom

   1:17:50 How can we get more low vision OTs and O&M professionals?

1:22:00 Closing Thoughts

May 18, 202201:24:08
April 20, 2022 - Low Vision and Vision Rehabilitation Update

April 20, 2022 - Low Vision and Vision Rehabilitation Update

0:00:15 Opening Announcements

0:05:50 Introduction (Suleiman Alibhai, OD; Hang Nguyen, OD)

0:09:15 Presentation Start

   0:10:00 What is a low vision evaluation? Is it just a new pair of glasses?

   0:21:15 Understanding how to use the vision you still have and your limitations

   0:22:45 Types of assessments completed at a low vision exam

   0:28:50 Importance of knowing what you want to still do

   0:33:20 Finding the right tool or visual aid

   0:48:00 More strategies, trial and error

1:02:00 Q&A

   1:02:20 What are other ways to enjoy reading?

   1:08:30 How to help someone who fights technology?

   1:16:00 Benefits of the support groups?

1:18:00 Closing Announcements

Apr 20, 202201:19:53
March 16, 2022 - Using Ears in Place of Eyes, MaryBeth Wise, NLS Networking Consultant; Joel Snyder, PhD, ADP; Sylvia Rosenthal, Metropolitan Washington Ear

March 16, 2022 - Using Ears in Place of Eyes, MaryBeth Wise, NLS Networking Consultant; Joel Snyder, PhD, ADP; Sylvia Rosenthal, Metropolitan Washington Ear

0:01:00 Opening Announcements

0:06:15 Speaker Introductions

0:11:15 MaryBeth Wise; Talking Books Program

0:15:50 Joel Snyder, Audio Description Project

0:30:00 Sylvia Rosenthal, Metropolitan Washington Ear

0:41:30 Q&A

   0:41:45 How do people transition from visual to auditory?

   0:52:30 Will additional venues for audio description services be coming?

   1:03:30 How to get a book not on NLS converted to audio?

   1:06:20 Aren't cable providers required to provide audio description?

   1:10:20 Using the BARD app?

1:23:20 Closing Announcements

Mar 16, 202201:24:23
February 16, 2022 - COVID-19 Testing Accessibility, Clark Rachfal, ACB Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs

February 16, 2022 - COVID-19 Testing Accessibility, Clark Rachfal, ACB Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs

0:03:15 Opening Announcements

0:08:30 Clark Rachfal, ACB Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs

   0:10:00 COVID Testing Accessibility Advocacy Efforts

   0:17:10 Q&A with Mr. Rachfal

0:23:30 Sean Curry, POB Associate Director of Programs

   0:24:00 How to Get a COVID Test with Low Vision (as accessibly as possible)

   0:43:00 Q&A on Testing Options

0:51:10 Closing Announcements

Feb 16, 202253:20
December 15, 2021 - Coping During the Holidays with Special Guest, Nina Glasner

December 15, 2021 - Coping During the Holidays with Special Guest, Nina Glasner

Dr. Alibhai and Nina Glasner discuss navigating conversations and situations during the holidays, as well as ways to cope. Nina, a certified Low Vision Therapist, brings more than 20 years of experience in working with individuals with low vision.


0:00:25: Opening Announcements

0:04:45 Special Announcement, Nick Farano, POB Senior Director of Development and Marketing

0:07:00 Guest Introduction, Dr. Suleiman Alibhai

0:10:45 Coping During the Holidays, Nina Glasner

   >0:38:05 How do I explain my vision to loved ones?

   >0:44:00 Having loved ones in doctor office with you

0:46:15 Q&A

   >0:46:40 Do rehab professionals (assistive living facilities) receive training on social aspects of low vision?

   >0:55:30 How to connect with others experiencing vision problems - social media??

   >1:04:30 Virtual meeting benefits

   >1:11:00 More benefits of support groups - in-person and virtual

   >1:15:10 When to get medical help for anxiety/depression

1:20:00 Final Wrap up and Closing Announcements


Dec 15, 202101:24:08
November 17, 2021 - Meet the New Low Vision Doctor, Dr. Hang Nguyen

November 17, 2021 - Meet the New Low Vision Doctor, Dr. Hang Nguyen

0:00:20 Opening Announcements

0:06:00 Speaker Introduction [Dr. Alibhai Introduces Dr. Hang Nguyen]

0:09:45 Dr. Hang Nguyen Interview

   >0:11:00 What interested you in Low Vision?

   >0:14:00 Experiences at Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute

   >0:18:30 ARVO Conference Research Recap

   >0:21:40 Benefits of a Multidisciplinary Approach to Low Vision Rehabilitation

   >0:25:10 The "Ideal" Model of Low Vision Rehabilitation

   >0:29:40 Challenges of Low Vision Rehabilitation

   >0:34:15 Why choose POB and Low Vision Services, PLC?

0:40:50 Q&A

   >0:42:00 How can we address people who have been vision impaired for most of their life?

   >0:51:10 Bringing a family member to an evaluation?

   >1:05:00 Experiencing difficult situations in public (ignorance of what blindness/vision impairment means among gen pop)

   >1:12:00 Guide dog training

   >1:19:00 Low Vision Technology Benefits

1:24:00 Closing Announcements

Nov 17, 202101:24:41
October 20, 2021 - MetroAccess Update, Guest Speaker: Brigid Doherty, MetroAccess

October 20, 2021 - MetroAccess Update, Guest Speaker: Brigid Doherty, MetroAccess

0:00:00 Opening Announcements

0:03:10 Presentation and Speaker Introduction - Brigid Doherty, MA, COMS, MetroAccess 

0:06:30 Brigid Doherty Presentation

   0:07:10 Special Modifications and Adaptations to COVID

   0:16:20 Non-traditional MetroAccess Formats (Abilities Rides, etc.)

   0:30:00 Who Qualifies for Paratransit?

   0:35:00 About Applying for MetroAccess Service

   0:47:00 MetroAccess Service Area

   0:50:00 Final Thoughts

0:54:30 Q&A

   0:54:40 Brigid Doherty Contact Information

   0:57:00 Can we verify what ride share is picking us up?

   1:00:00 How to apply for Abilities Ride program?

   1:01:30 Uber v. Taxi v. MetroAccess Van?

   1:10:30 How do I get an application?

   1:13:00 If signed up for Abilities Ride, can I still choose to have the MetroAccess van?

1:16:30 Closing Remarks and Announcements

Oct 20, 202101:17:58
September 15, 2021 - Aging and Your Eyes, Guest Speaker: Howard Weiss, MD, MPH, Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons

September 15, 2021 - Aging and Your Eyes, Guest Speaker: Howard Weiss, MD, MPH, Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons

0:00:30 Opening Announcements

0:05:20 Presentation and Speaker Introduction - Howard Weiss, MD, MPH

0:08:10 Topic Overview

0:08:30 Healthy Aging and the Eye

0:10:45 Normal Aging Conditions - Refractive Errors, Eyeglasses Care, Basic Eye Anatomy, Cataracts

   0:24:00 Cataract Surgery Factors

   0:33:30 Dry Eye

   0:36:30 Floaters

0:40:30 Abnormal Eye Conditions

   0:40:50 Glaucoma

   0:48:45 Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

   0:52:30 Diabetic Eye Disease

0:56:00 Q&A

   0:56:10 Glaucoma and Eye Pressure "normal pressure" glaucoma?

   1:02:00 Precautions for one with abnormal vision and shape of eyeball and cataract surgery?

   1:12:00 I have glaucoma. Should I see an optometrist, ophthalmologist, or both? Brief history of eyecare professionals.

1:18:30 Closing Announcements

   


Sep 15, 202101:19:30
June 22, 2021 - Accessible Activities in the Community - National Gallery of Art, Northern Virginia Rides, Metro Washington Association of Blind Athletes, and Washington Blind Hockey Club

June 22, 2021 - Accessible Activities in the Community - National Gallery of Art, Northern Virginia Rides, Metro Washington Association of Blind Athletes, and Washington Blind Hockey Club

Listen to an engaging discussion about getting back out in the community and enjoying accessible activities. 

Special Guests:

0:00:00 Introduction & Announcements

0:04:38 Lorena Bradford, National Gallery of Art (NGA)

0:12:26 Qudsiya Naqui, Metro Washington Association of Blind Athletes (MWABA)

0:23:18 John Guzik, Washington Blind Hockey Club

0:30:15 Jennifer Kanarek, Northern Virginia (NV) Rides

0:42:15 Other ride services, MetroAccess

0:45:45 Q&A

   0:45:45 Sculpture Gardens

   0:46:49 NV Rides of out area?

   0:51:25 Virtual tours at NGA and Smithsonian

   0:53:00 What is "Described Art"?

   0:56:36 Metro Washington Ear (MWE) Audio Description for Kennedy Center

1:00:40 Closing Announcements

Jun 21, 202101:01:14
May 19, 2021 - Healthy Vision Month with the National Eye Health Education Program! Special Guests Jullia Rosdahl, MD, PhD and Mark Wilkinson, OD

May 19, 2021 - Healthy Vision Month with the National Eye Health Education Program! Special Guests Jullia Rosdahl, MD, PhD and Mark Wilkinson, OD

Hear Dr. Jullia Rosdahl, the new NEHEP Chairperson, and Dr. Mark Wilkinson, chair of the NEHEP Low Vision Committee, talk about ways to keep your eyes healthy and preserve your sight!

0:00:00 Opening Announcemetnts

0:05:07 Speaker Introduction, Dr. Alibhai

0:09:20 Jullia Rosdahl, MD, PhD - What is NEHEP?

0:13:24 Mark Wilkinson, OD - NEHEP Vision Rehabilitation program

   > 0:16:14 General recommendations for persons w/LV

   > 0:18:24 Resources available

0:21:40 Q&A for speakers

   > 0:24:50 Possible volunteer activities for persons w/LV?

   > 0:26:30 Research opportunities

   > 0:27:34 Is referral necessary for NIH?

   > 0:34:12 Can anything be done to prevent problems causing LV?

   > 0:37:40 Stem cell therapy successes

   > 0:40:10 Preventing/Slowing vision loss progression

   > 0:46:36 Eye health tips

   > 0:51:18 Retina research

0:56:30 POB Announcements

0:58:43 General Q&A

   > 0:58:53 Using an iPad - eye risk?

   > 1:02:08 LV aids catalogue?

   > 1:07:32 Vision rehab v. physical rehab?

   > 1:11:20 Eye doctor referrals to NIH

   > 1:23:34 Find resources and low vision eye doctors

May 19, 202101:25:18
April 21, 2021 - Learn Your "O's": Eyecare Professions & Their Role in Low Vision, Guest Speaker: Teresa Narayan, OD Georgetown University

April 21, 2021 - Learn Your "O's": Eyecare Professions & Their Role in Low Vision, Guest Speaker: Teresa Narayan, OD Georgetown University

0:00:00 Opening Announcements

0:09:28 Topic and Speaker Introductions

0:13:10 Dr. Narayan Interview

   > 0:13:10 Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, and More

   > 0:29:55 Should I see an Ophthalmologist or Optometrist

   > 0:31:20 General Eye Doctor v. Specialist

   > 0:34:22 Medical v. Vision Insurance

   > 0:42:48 Which Eye Implants are Covered by Insurance

0:46:50 Q&A

   > Do opticians require DC registration?

   > 0:48:45 Can an optician prescribe glasses?

   > 0:51:12 Locating an optician for complex prescriptions

   > 0:54:10 Online v. local optical shops

   > 01:01:54 Find makers of custom lenses

   > 01:06:55 Dr. Narayan's research activities

   >01:08:03 Is it better to have polarized lenses?

   >01:17:50 Do we need different pairs of sunglasses for different activities?

1:24:37 Closing Announcements

Apr 23, 202101:25:24
March 17, 2021 - Dry Eye, Eye Strain, and What can be Done? Suleiman Alibhai, OD and Lind Stevens, OT

March 17, 2021 - Dry Eye, Eye Strain, and What can be Done? Suleiman Alibhai, OD and Lind Stevens, OT

0:00:00 Opening Announcements

0:08:23 Topic and Speaker Introductions

0:10:12 Dr. Alibhai Interview

   > 0:10:12 What is Dry Eye?

   > 0:12:06 Causes of Dry Eye and impact on vision

   > 0:14:53 How do tears work?

   > 0:18:20 How Dry Eye is treated

   > 0:23:01 Does low vision cause Dry Eye?

   > 0:26:14 Screen time and Dry Eye

   > 0:30:20 Eye Strain

0:38:18 Lind Stevens, OT interview

   > 0:40:04 Ways to prevent eye strain and dry eye symptoms

0:50:17 Q&A

1:28:42 Closing Announcements

Mar 17, 202101:29:18
SPECIAL: Signing-up for a COVID-19 Vaccination, Speaker - Sean Curry, MPH, Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington

SPECIAL: Signing-up for a COVID-19 Vaccination, Speaker - Sean Curry, MPH, Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington

0:00:00 Opening announcements

0:02:00 Introduction to the topic

0:07:15 Vaccines available & eligible groups

0:11:37 General process of getting vaccinated

   > 0:13:21 Pre-registration

   > 0:15:17 Private Outlets (supersites, healthcare providers, Veterans Affairs, etc.)

   >0:16:43 Importance of Self-Advocacy

0:18:10 District of Columbia

0:21:28 Maryland

   > 0:23:42 Montgomery Co.

   > 0:26:51 Prince George's Co.

0:27:52 Virginia

   > 0:29:18 Fairfax Co. (special process)

0:30:37 Questions to ask when scheduling your appointment

0:34:15 Q&A

0:52:11 Closing announcements

Mar 05, 202153:03
February 17, 2021 - Age-related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision with Dr. Stephen S. Pappas, Jr.

February 17, 2021 - Age-related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision with Dr. Stephen S. Pappas, Jr.

0:00:00 Opening Announcement

0:07:50 Speaker Introduction, Dr. Suleiman Alibhai

0:10:32 Guest Speaker, Dr. Stephen Pappas, Jr., discusses Age-related Macular Degeneration medical and functional aspects

   > 0:26:30 Structured Q&A w. Dr. Alibhai

      > 0:26:47 Does AMD lead to blindness?

      > 0:31:07 Charles Bonnet Syndrome

      > 0:37:04 Eye and vision strain

      > 0:46:10 Surgery or implants?

   > 0:51:15 Open Q&A - AMD v. Stargardts; self-monitoring tests; visual v. macular atrophy; stem cell research; RP v. AMD; OTC supplements

1:21:35 Closing Announcements

Feb 17, 202101:23:10
January 27, 2021 - Life with Vision Impairment: You can still do a lot!; DC RSA Update

January 27, 2021 - Life with Vision Impairment: You can still do a lot!; DC RSA Update

0:00:00 Opening announcements

0:08:18 Dr. Alibhai, Introduction to the topic and speakers

0:10:45 Lavonne Chambers, ILS and William Engeler, O&M Spec., DCRSA - update on services available

   >0:22:17 Q&A for DCRSA representatives - eligibility criteria, income limit?, difference between Ind. Living and Ind. Living Older Blind Program

0:34:15 Melissa Loughlin, PhD Interview

   >1:10:01 Q&A with Dr. Loughlin and Dr. Alibhai

Jan 27, 202101:25:43
November 17, 2020 - Optimal Lighting in Your Home w/Low Vision Lighting and Interior Design Experts

November 17, 2020 - Optimal Lighting in Your Home w/Low Vision Lighting and Interior Design Experts

0:00:00 Opening announcements

0:07:43 Dr. Alibhai, Introduction to the topic and speakers

0:12:37 Erin Schambureck, Interior Designer. A talk on lighting for seniors and people with low-vision:

   >0:14:30 IES Consumer Guide on 'Lighting your way to better vision'; 

   >0:15:40 Basic Terminology and types of lighting; 

   >0:22:20 What to consider for lighting your home; 

   >0:25:50 Practical applications and how to shop for lighting; 

   >0:32:30 Secondary ways to improve lighting at home (interiors and contrast); 

   >0:38:30 Conclusion 

0:47:08 Greg Guarnaccia, Design Engineer. More helpful tips

0:51:03 Q&A 

1:22:45 Closing announcements

Nov 16, 202001:24:49
October 14, 2020 - NEI Research Update, Dr. Emily Chew

October 14, 2020 - NEI Research Update, Dr. Emily Chew

0:00:00 Opening announcements 

0:08:12 Dr. Alibhai, Introduction to topic and speaker

0:13:45 Dr. Emily Chew, Director, Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Application, National Eye Institue, National Institute of Health, Talk on the latest research, clinical trials, and new advances on aging eye diseases 

0:50:00 Q&A 

   >0:50:00 Why do doctors have a different schedule for eye injections?; 

   >0:52:05 Are Dry ARMD studies still enrolling patients?; 

   >0:53:14 Can fish be substituted with Omega 3 Fatty Acids?; 

   >0:56:04 Telescopic Implant for AMD?; 

   >01:06:03 How to participate in eye research trials; 

   >01:12:12 Diabetic Retinopathy laser surgery;

   >01:18:19 Retina scanning with Nystagmus and diseases for which trials are active; 

   >01:20:32 ARED Vitamins for other eye diseases than AMD? 

1:27:37 Closing announcements

Oct 15, 202001:28:23
September 16 2020 - Low Vision Services for Veterans

September 16 2020 - Low Vision Services for Veterans

0:00:00 Introduction 

0:06:33 Dr. Alibhai, Introduction to the topic and speakers

0:10:08 Col. Donald Gagliano, M.D., Resources for veterans with low vision 

0:29:44 Donald Overton, Executive Director, BVA, BVA's role in veteran services 

0:46:50 Ellen Rudykoff, VIST Coordinator for Washington DC VA Rehab Services, VISOR Clinics

0:52:38 Dr. Dalia Elkassabany, Introduction 

0:58:12 Q&A

1:25:55 Closing Announcements

Sep 16, 202001:26:50
August 19, 2020 - Voting Accessibility with Low Vision

August 19, 2020 - Voting Accessibility with Low Vision

0:00:00 - Introduction

0:07:15 - Dr. Alibhai - Introduction to topic and speakers

0:10:07 - Terrica Jennings, ADA Coordinator, DC Board of Elections

0:16:45 - Dr. Gilberto Zelaya, Public Information Officer, Montgomery County Public Board of Elections

0:24:00 - Gretchen Reinemeyer, Director of Elections, Arlington County

0:30:30 - Clark Rachfal, Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs, ACB

0:37:50 - Q&A for speakers 

1:17:50 - Q&A, General

Aug 19, 202001:24:47
July 22, 2020 - Using your Smartphone

July 22, 2020 - Using your Smartphone

0:00:00 - Introduction

0:08:48- Dr. Alibhai announcements and introduction

0:14:05 - Nitesh Rathod and Tara Aziz: Accessibility features on mobile devices

   >0:16:27 - Magnifier

   >0:22:10 - Text to speech

   >0:31:00 - Speak screen feature

0:41:15 - Q&A 

0:01:22 - Closing announcements.

Jul 22, 202001:24:43
June 17, 2020 - Low Vision Rehabilitation

June 17, 2020 - Low Vision Rehabilitation

0:00:00 - Opening announcements

0:06:30 Dr. Alibhai, Dr. Weinberg Introduction 

0:10:52 Dr. Weinberg, Vision Rehabilitation from Clinician's viewpoint, what to expect at a low-vision evaluation

0:24:03 Nitesh Rathod, Bioptic driver's license

0:29:21 Dr. Weinberg, "What to Expect at a Low Vision Evaluation" continued

0:32:15 Q&A 

1:25:22 Closing announcements

Jun 17, 202001:27:13
May 28, 2020 - Using Amazon Alexa and Android

May 28, 2020 - Using Amazon Alexa and Android

0:00:00 - Opening Announcements

0:07:28 - Dr. Alibhai, Dr. Weinberg - New policies for seeing patients

0:13:10 - Paul Burden - Amazon Alexa & Echo Voice Assistant products for vision impaired

   >0:36:58 - Q&A

   >0:43:10 - Contact information: Paul Burden

0:45:50 - Stan Gowin - Accessibility on Apple devices

1:03:00 - Nitesh Rathod - Accessibility on Android and Windows platforms

1:15:40 - General Q&A

1:22:50 -New devices from Amazon and Alexa information

1:26:44 - Accessible Remote Control for Comcast, Echo Cube

1:29:14 - Closing announcements

May 28, 202001:30:46
May 21 2020 - In-Home Adaptations for Independent Living

May 21 2020 - In-Home Adaptations for Independent Living

0:00:00 - Opening Announcement

0:15:56 - Marilynn Ward-Tluszcz - "Practical, functional adaptations you can make in your home - how to safely and independently cook, manage medications, and more!"

   >0:30:54 Q&A for Marilynn Ward-Tluszcz

0:42:37 - Valerie Jackson - Advice for pouring liquids, handling medications, Ottlite

   >0:49:00 - Q&A

1:02:55 - General Q&A

May 22, 202001:25:32
 May 14 2020 - Low Vision Open Discussion

May 14 2020 - Low Vision Open Discussion

0:00:00 - Opening announcements

0:12:15 - Dr. Weinberg and Dr. Alibhai - Introductions, updates, and announcements

0:20:47 - Phone Apps

0:39:00 - Nina Glasner

0:50:58 - Sharon Payne 

1:00:40 - Lind Stevens

1:10:40 - General Q&A

May 14, 202001:30:18
May 7 2020 - The Powers of a Support Group

May 7 2020 - The Powers of a Support Group

0:00:00 General Announcements and Introduction

0:09:10 - Nina Glasner MSW, LCSW-C, CLVT, Low Vision- coping and support

   >0:25:50 - Q&A for Nina Glasner

   >0:42:20 - Nina Glasner contact information

0:45:09 - Dr. Alibhai, Dr. Weinberg, Sean Curry - Introduction to support groups

   >0:49:52 - Sandy Neuzil, Reston VIP

   >0:59:00 - Ann Koch, Vienna VIP

   >1:09:12 - Rosanne Russo, The Jefferson Retirement Community

   >1:14:28 - Gloria Duckett, Seabury Resources for Aging

   >1:19:27 - Dr. Weinberg and Sean Curry, Wrap up of support group discussion

1:21:04 - General Q&A

May 08, 202001:28:20
April 30, 2020 - Leisure & Fun with Low Vision!

April 30, 2020 - Leisure & Fun with Low Vision!

0:00:00 - Opening Announcements

0:04:37 - Sylvia Rosenthal, Metropolitan Washington Ear

0:10:40 - Kym Robertson, Alexandria Talking Books Program

0:17:30 - Erika York, art with vision impairment

0:20:20 - Nitesh Rathod, games and activities at home

0:26:43 - Patrick Timony, DC Public Library Accessibility Center

0:29:37 - Tara Aziz, Verbal Description and virtual museum and art tours

0:35:20 - Sandy Neuzil, Audio Description

0:41:49 - Q&A for Speakers

1:08:48 - General Q&A

Apr 30, 202001:23:08
April 23, 2020 - O&M Benefits and Low Vision Occupational Therapy

April 23, 2020 - O&M Benefits and Low Vision Occupational Therapy

0:00:00 - Opening Announcements

10:06 - Brigid Doherty, Orientation and Mobility Specialist

   >22:40 - Q&A for Brigid Doherty

33:58 - Christine Huang OT and Lind Stevens OT - Ways to remain safe at home

   >43:12 - Q&A for the Occupational Therapists

1:10:46 - General Q&A

Apr 23, 202001:29:37
April 16, 2020 - Blind and Vision Impaired Rehab Services (DCRSA, DORS, VADBVI)

April 16, 2020 - Blind and Vision Impaired Rehab Services (DCRSA, DORS, VADBVI)

0:00:00 - Opening Announcements

12:02 - Bill Engeler (D.C. Orientation and Mobility)

18:37 - Candice Jordan (D.C. Rehabilitative Services Administration) 

22:27 - Tandra Hunter-Payne (Maryland Department of Rehabilitative Services)

28:10 - Megan O’Toole (Virginia Department of the Blind and Visually Impaired)

34:20 - Topic Q&A

51:00 - Dr. Alibhai - Telemedicine, 

1:01:00 - General Q&A 

Apr 16, 202001:34:01
April 9, 2020 - Introduction, Basic Resources and Services Available

April 9, 2020 - Introduction, Basic Resources and Services Available

0:00:00 - General Announcements and Introduction to the purpose of the Town Hall

23:53 - Dr. Alibhai - Transportation: Metro Access, Uber, Lyft, GoGo Grandparent

26:13 - Dr. Weinberg - Getting Food

29:12 - Dr. Alibhai - State Agencies in MD, DC, and VA

31:16 - Dr. Weinberg - Technology and Apps

34:22 - Dr. Alibhai - Telemedicine and Telehealth: alternative visits to customize visits for you

54:30 - Q&A: Uber and GoGo Grandparent, BARD, More Food and Delivery services

1:12:10 - Dr. Alibhai - How to give feedback

Apr 09, 202001:21:15