Severe COVID-19 Linked With Changes in Eyes – By Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt

Published on 17 February 2021 Severe eye abnormalities have been found in the eyes of some COVID-19 patients, a new study out of France contends. The findings show the need for eye screening, as well as appropriate treatment and management of potentially serious eye problems in these patients, experts say. “We showed that a fewContinue reading Severe COVID-19 Linked With Changes in Eyes – By Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt

The new normal: Getting governments to spend (more and better) for (inclusion) of all persons with disabilities

Organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) have, since long, been advocating for more meaningful allocation of financial resources geared towards the inclusion of persons with disabilities and enabling their full and effective participation. While high income countries in the European Union, for instance, are spending on average 2.1% of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) onContinue reading The new normal: Getting governments to spend (more and better) for (inclusion) of all persons with disabilities

GoToMeeting – Review

Summary No blind friendly windows accessible app. Works perfectly fine if you use the web app though. The Android and iOS version is also screen reader friendly. Short Introduction GoToMeeting is a web-hosted service created and marketed by LogMeIn. It is an online meeting, desktop sharing, and video conferencing software package that enables the userContinue reading GoToMeeting – Review

Recommendations to employers on accommodating blind and visually impaired employees

Recommendations to employers on accommodating blind and visually impaired employees By Hanif Kruger – mail@hanif.co Last updated on Wednesday 12 August 2020 The outbreak of Covid-19 has wrought disruption on a massive scale, with organisations across the country scrambling to keep their businesses operational while ensuring the safety of their staff. It is clear thatContinue reading Recommendations to employers on accommodating blind and visually impaired employees

Court challenge to government’s ‘peanut butter sandwich ban’

A free peanut butter sandwich was the sole daily meal for hundreds of Krugersdorp West residents, many of them children. But in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, some charities were stopped from distributing any food. Cradle of Hope (COH) is now challenging this in an urgent application in the Pretoria High Court, set downContinue reading Court challenge to government’s ‘peanut butter sandwich ban’

How to build children’s resilience, and your own, amid coronavirus unknowns

A family go for a hand-in-hand walk along a street of the old city, in Pamplona, northern Spain, April 27, 2020, as some social distancing rules are relaxing after weeks of quarantine. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos) Carolyn FitzGerald, Wilfrid Laurier University The world is upside down right now due to coronavirus. Although there are early signsContinue reading How to build children’s resilience, and your own, amid coronavirus unknowns

Community based workers can help disabled people access services during COVID-19

Health workers go door-to-door to screen for COVID-19 in Pretoria, South Africa. Alet Pretorius/Gallo Images via Getty Images Theresa Lorenzo, University of Cape Town; Anthea Hansen, University of Cape Town; Harsha Dayal, University of Johannesburg, and Sumaya Gabriels, University of Cape Town People with disabilities face stigma because of their impairments. They are often marginalised,Continue reading Community based workers can help disabled people access services during COVID-19

Why screen time for babies, children and adolescents needs to be limited

Less recreational screen time is better for children. Shutterstock John J Reilly, University of Strathclyde ; Anthony (Tony) Okely, University of Wollongong; Catherine Draper, University of the Witwatersrand, and Mark S. Tremblay, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa There is increasing concern about the amount of time children and adolescents are spending in recreational screen time. There’sContinue reading Why screen time for babies, children and adolescents needs to be limited

Increasing screen time during COVID-19 could be harmful to kids’ eyesight

With online learning, children are staring at computer screens for more hours each day. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Shu-Fang Shih, University of Michigan and Olivia Killeen, University of Michigan The coronavirus pandemic is remaking the way children learn, and it could have an impact on their eyes. With schools shifting to online lessons at home, childrenContinue reading Increasing screen time during COVID-19 could be harmful to kids’ eyesight