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Intro to Blindness and Visual Impairment
Have you just discovered that you have age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or diabetes, and that you are losing your vision? Or have you found out that your baby can't see? This introduction to vision loss includes resources to help you learn about visual impairment and blindness.
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Many companies such as DiscoverCard and Bellsouth (now AT&T) are now offering telephone options for paying bills. It may be called a "check by phone", or it may just be referred as a telephone payment.
In either case, this service is super handy when you don't have someone handy to write out a check, fill out the little form with the bill, and address the envelope.
Just be sure you have your bank routing number handy; it's nine digits, and your bank can give it to you. Write it down; it never changes. Then have your checking account number ready, and you are good to go. It's as simple as following the prompts and entering the digits on your telephone keypad; you don't even talk to a person.
One word of caution:
Some of these services are free, but others carry a charge. Listen carefully to the information and instructions so you don't get caught with an unexpected payment.
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Carla Ruschival, Vision Issues Editor
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