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ABLE United Webinar: ABLE United and Your Government Benefits

 

Join us Friday, March 24, from noon-1 P.M. EST for a webinar on ABLE United and Your Government Benefits. This webinar seeks to further educate individuals, families and advocates on how ABLE United accounts can be used utilized while maintaining government benefits and will feature a representative from the Social Security Administration. We encourage you to share with your colleagues and members – this webinar is open to any individual interested in learning more about ABLE United. Click here or below to register.

New Product Spotlight - MoJo Electronic Monocular

The MoJo Electronic Monocular is the Only Electronic Monocular Available Today!

MoJo is a battery-operated, full-color portable electronic monocular that gives you the ability to view and magnify objects in the near distance as well as close up. With its large field of view, use it for reading price tags, menus, mail, newspapers, street signs and viewing the beauty of nature.

A 6 oz. lightweight high quality precision design makes it easy to carry in your pocket, purse or wear around your neck with included lanyard.

  • Read menus, price tags, mail, newspapers and view the beauty of nature. 
  • The perfect companion while on the go! Read bus schedules, street signs and so much more! 

Portable Features:

  • Lightweight 6 oz design with lanyard
  • 13MP Sony® camera with auto focus
  • 4” close-up reading to infinity
  • 1x-16x digital zoom capability
  • Tethered 1.4x telephoto lens for extra 40% optical zoom power
  • Color Select & Find modes
  • 30 degree field of view
  • 3-level brightness control
  • Stand-alone base charging station...
New Product Spotlight - Tongue Switch

 

The Tongue Switch allows the user to hold the switch in their mouth between their teeth and push the button with their tongue.  Actuation pressure is 10oz (think about the pressure to push bubble gum onto the back of your teeth to blow a bubble). This switch is activated when button is depressed and activation stops when button is released. Has a standard 1/8" (3.5mm) plug on a 3' cord to use with any of our switch adapted products

As Braille Literacy Declines, Reading Competitions Held To Boost Interest

 

Reading isn't usually a competitive sport. But it's become one for Braille readers because of a lack of excitement about Braille.

Right now, the Los Angeles-based Braille Institute is putting on regional competitions like this one in a classroom at the Tennessee School for the Blind.

A braille reading competition actually looks more like a typing contest.

As competition begins, students flip through their packets. Their spread fingers sweep over the square pages.

In some events, they proofread Braille. But in this session, they interpret charts and graphs, typing their answers into mechanical nine-key Braille writers.

The old-school equipment is akin to taking a math test without a calculator these days. Digital technology, especially a computer's ability to read text aloud, makes Braille seem more and more antiquated. But 12th-grader Marcus Johnson finds it a necessary skill.

"Because you cannot use technology for every aspect of education, so sometimes you just have to have that physical writing there," he says.

For Johnson, there's also something about the written word, even in an alphabet of dots.

"To me, it's kind of reminiscent," he says. "I've had...

ABLE United Webinar

 

ABLE United is excited to invite you to the next monthly webinar covering the ABLE United account basics being hosted on Feb. 28 at 8 p.m.

 

Saving for the future is a way of life for some; but for individuals with disabilities, fear of losing benefits has prevented many from building financial security.

ABLE United offers a new way for individuals with disabilities to save for a better life experience.

ABLE United allows for the creation of savings and investment accounts for Floridians with disabilities without negatively impacting government benefits like Supplemental Security Income or Medicaid.

ABLE account holders can build assets and use funds tax-free on a variety of qualified disability expenses such as housing, education and assistive technology.

This webinar seeks to educate individuals, families and advocates on the newest financial option for Floridians with disabilities, including how ABLE United accounts can be used and the benefit they provide to the disability community.

Please feel free to share with your colleagues and members – this webinar is open to any individual interested in learning more about ABLE United.

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