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Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington

Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington

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Recordings of Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington events.
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
1:24:48
November 16, 2020
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
1:28:22
October 15, 2020
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
1:26:50
September 16, 2020
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
1:24:47
August 19, 2020
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.
1:24:43
July 22, 2020
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
1:27:12
June 17, 2020
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
1:30:46
May 28, 2020
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
1:25:31
May 22, 2020
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
1:30:17
May 14, 2020
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
1:28:20
May 8, 2020
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
1:23:07
April 30, 2020
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
1:29:36
April 23, 2020
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 
1:34:01
April 16, 2020
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
1:21:14
April 9, 2020