Nystagmus Network

A short and sweet post to share this gem of a booklet produced by the Nystagmus Network: nystagmus-booklet-for-teachers-january-2017.  The Nystagmus Network is committed to distributing information about nystagmus, supporting the research into a potential treatment and raising awareness of the condition. I have learned more about Nystagmus in the past few months since I connected with this organization than I thought possible. The release of this booklet couldn’t have come at a better time for us considering we made the decision to start Nash at a preschool in the summer. The booklet will be a great resource for the teachers at his school who know little or nothing about Nystagmus. It can be really hard to explain to people just what is going on with Nash’s vision and what difficulties it can cause. If you’re a teacher, take the time to read it and if you are not well it is a pretty interesting read if you want to learn more about this type of visual impairment.

Have a happy Friday!

Featured image – Black and white image of Nash sitting at a table, sleeves rolled up, using his right hand to hide his face away from the camera.

New technology for the visually impaired and blind.

I can’t believe it is almost the end of February already. We made it though Valentines day unscathed and feeling happy. Life, children, marriage, puppies (gah!) are never perfect or easy, but I have been a pretty lucky lady this far. March brings us closer to Nash’s second birthday, where has the time gone? It feels like yesterday I was freaking out about his vision and unsure about what the future held. Well, I can tell you despite everything the future looks bright. Nash was lucky enough to be born in a time where great leaps are made everyday in the medical field and in technology.

Aipoly vision is one of these leaps it is an app that was created by a team of engineers and entrepreneurs who are building scalable vision intelligence. Aipoly vision is there to help the blind and visually impaired quickly identify objects in their everyday life. The app can identify several hundreds of objects right away, without any training and it can identify colors. For more information you can click this link. Unfortunately, it has not been launched yet on google play, but if you have an iPhone you can download it. I am curious to see it in action. If anyone wants to try it out and give me some feedback I would be incredibly grateful.

Featured image – left hand holding phone that is running the Aipoly app, the picture on App is a black cup in foreground and white pot in background. Image was taken from google images.