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July 3 2012 Vision Issues Newsletter

An Eye on Vision Issues

Volume 7, Issue 1 Week of July 1 to 7

Hello, Everyone.
Hope this newsletter finds you doing well and having a great summer. I am enjoying following the Wimbledon tennis tournament and looking forward to the Olympics coming July 27th.
In the USA, athletes are facing each other testing their skills in hopes of earning a spot on the Olympic team. I enjoy researching several athletes on the Internet and learning his or her story then, following the athlete throughout the Olympic Games. Best of luck to all participants regardless of country of origin.

Employment Opportunities: Courtesy of the American foundation for the Blind.

1. Base Store Manager (Kingsville, TX) - Kingsville, TX

2. Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments - Across several school districts in Colorado

3. Quality Assurance Manager - Little Rock, Arkansas

Forum News:
Visit the forum and post your questions, comments or suggestions about this week’s article. Do you have any suggestions about how to make a sidewalk encounter with a blind person using a white cane on a narrow sidewalk easier?

This Week’s Article: How to handle a sidewalk encounter with the blind? How would you handle the situation of approaching a blind person using a white cane on a narrow sidewalk? What should you do to make the encounter easier for all involved? Use the link provided below to go directly to the article.

Coming next week: JAWS & Window Eyes Screen Reader Software review
Do you use a screen reader program? Did you know every computer comes equipped with a simple form of screen reader called a Narrator? Do you know how to locate the Narrator on your computer?

Until next week – Have a great week!

Here's the latest article from the Vision Issues site at

How to handle a sidewalk encounter with the blind
You step off the bus, turn to head down the sidewalk when you notice a blind person approaching using a white cane. What should you do next? Do you know what technique a blind person uses to travel along a sidewalk? What is the one thing you can do that offers the most help to the blind person?

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Dean Ingalls, Vision Issues Editor

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