Disabled American Veterans
Blind Veterans National Chapter #1
WEB SITE: http://www.davbvnc1.com/contents.htm
January/February 2015 Newsletter
Editor: Dennis O’Connell
Bvnc1@optonline.net is the new email address
"IF I CANNOT SPEAK GOOD OF MY COMRADE,
I WILL NOT SPEAK
OFFICERS OF THE BLIND CHAPTER
Commander Carroll Prosser (SC), Phone (843) 997-1981
Senior vice Commander James Hogan (CA)
1st Junior vice Commander Terry Livingston (FL)
2nd Junior vice Commander
3rd Vice Commander Ron Lester (AZ)
4th Junior vice Commander William Burgess (FL)
Judge Advocate Dennis
Chaplain Rev. Tony Martino (IL), Phone 847 736 2111, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adjutant/Treasurer Paul Kaminsky (FL) (also
webmaster), Phone 904 291-576
Immediate Past Commander Richard Bugbee (AZ)
PLEASE, if you know of any member who is sick or deceased inform one of the officers whose contact information is listed above ASAPP.
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MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDER
What an honor it has been to have
served as the commander for the National blind chapter. I have been able to
meet and get to know some of the most wonderful folks on this part of my
journey through life. A special thank you to all of the officers and members
who have made it so memorable. My greatest thanks and gratitude goes to the
spouses and caregivers of our blinded veterans. It takes a special person to
care for blind and visually impaired people.
A big thank you should go out from each of us to our adjutant Paul Kaminski. What a wonderful job he does for each and every one of us.
I hope to see as many of you as possible at our national convention to be held in
WANT TO GET CRAZY WITH YOUR APPLE IOS DEVICE?
Nicole James, M.S.Ed., CVRT, COMS
Blind Rehab Specialist (iCATS)
Here are some neat, FREE GPS related apps that may get you movin’ and a-groovin’. Check them out:
Developer: Sparkling Apps
Description: This app can identify logos, landmarks and CDS, has a video mode that helps you recognize in real-time many things, in picture mode you can take pictures of products and different things and it will recognize it and find related information. The technology of this app is very interesting. This powerful app is improving more and more, try it!
Developer: Accessibility Foundation
Description: With 3D Sound this app can help a low vision or totally blind person get oriented.
Developer: Zhi Zheng
Description: This is a utility to help visual impaired persons to get a quick view of the sur¬rounding environment by the camera. It helps you detect walls, doors, windows and light sources. You can use it to know an object’s colors. This applica¬tion converts images from the back camera to sound. It scans from left to right, one to four times per second. A pixel from the image generates a tone at pitch from 440HZ to 15000HZ; the brightness controls the loud¬ness of the tone. The pixels from the top generate high pitch sounds, and the pixels from the bottom of the image generate low pitch sounds. There are about 30 pixels which generate sounds at the same time, like 30 people singing together with different loudness.
Developer: RideCharge, Inc.
Description: This app allows you to get a cab from wherever you are, day or night. Many visually impaired and blind people are using this app. Also for a pro¬cessing fee of $1.50, you can pay your taxi fare in advance with a credit card. Taxi Magic works in over 4000 cities. Very useful app!
Developer: TransLoc, Inc
Description: This app helps you learn when your bus is coming. Available in certain locations only.
Developer: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Description: View safety performance of commercial bus companies.
Developer: Attorno A Me S.R.L.
Description: Discover what is around you, banks, supermar¬kets, restaurants, etc. This app finds your location and uses that to serve as the starting point to find places around you.
Developer: Everyware Technologies
Description: This app is wonderful for the visually impaired and blind. Learn what you have around you!
Developer: Idemfactors Solutions
Description: This app is a real-time bus checker.
Waze GPS and Traffic
Developer: Waze, Inc
Description: Waze is a GPS and traffic world community app! For people who don’t drive, still may be useful by telling the driver about traffic issues and to know how to plan your routes. Interesting app!
Description: Help us build a better world! Co-create a map of your city for everyone, together with thousands of people. With Mapp4All you can build a place where all people, regardless of their limitations, can be one more person without feeling excluded.
Seeing Assistant Move LITE
Developer: Transition Technologies S.A
Description: Seeing Assistant Move LITE is an application developed by Transition Technologies S.A. in order to support blind and visually impaired people in everyday life. Application provides advanced geo-location and navigation features as well as current weather reports. Also has a paid version with advanced features.
there is no cure for glaucoma, there are some treatments which can delay the
loss of vision,” says Dr. Mary Lawrence, deputy director for the Vision Center
of Excellence at the
While there are several types of glaucoma, open-angle glaucoma is the most common form of the disease. Fluid build-up on the optic nerve leaves the chamber at the open angle where the cornea and iris meet. Other forms of glaucoma include normal or low-tension glaucoma, congenital glaucoma, and angle-closure glaucoma, which can cause severe pain, nausea, redness of the eye and blurred vision. Persons suffering from angle-closure glaucoma need to seek treatment immediately.