LOW VISION
CENTER

Winning Solutions for Failing Sight
Serving Our Community Since 1979



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Welcome to LVC

(Formerly known as The Low Vision Information Center)
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The Low Vision Center is a nonprofit organization that helps people with low vision maintain their independence. Located in Bethesda, Maryland, we offer information services as well as a demonstration area full of a variety of low vision aids and ideas.

The Low Vision Center offers its resources without charge, relying entirely upon personal contributions to fund its varied services.

I invite you to browse our web site for more information about our services, as well as helpful hints for improving your vision. Some examples include:

I also invite you to make an appointment to visit our demonstration area so you can examine our low vision aids, including magnifiers, CCTV's, Zoom Text, and non-optical adaptive aids (such as talking clocks and writing guides). We also sell a select group of low vision aids and Bausch & Lomb, Coil, and Eschenbach magnifiers. Please don't hesitate to call us for additional information or to make an appointment for a visit.  Appointments are usually scheduled between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Terry Eason
Executive Director
LowVisionCtr@aol.com



News and Notes

Apply for free Braille note-taker by Dec. 31

This fall, Friends of the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) is giving away ten Orbit20 Braille Readers to selected Maryland residents.  For more information, including instructions on how to apply, visit the Friends Facebook page at

www.facebook.com/LBPHFriends/posts/2368251380107552

Note: if Facebook pesters you to create an account, look for the small "Not now" link at the bottom of the pane.


Newsreel Magazine

Newsreel is a monthly audio magazine "by and for the blind" (and visually impaired).  It comprises mainly short articles submitted by subscribers.  To learn more or to sign up for a 90-day free trial, visit

www.newsreelmag.org/

To hear a half-hour interview with the magazine's editor, visit

www.eyesonsuccess.net/show%20notes/show%20notes%201948.htm


iOS 13 Tip: Quickly Activate Reader Mode in Safari

We thank David Goldfield for this tip for our iOS users.

In previous versions of iOS it was fairly easy to activate reader mode while on a supported page in the Safari Web browser.  All that was needed was to navigate to the Reader button, located toward the upper left hand corner below the status line, and, if you are a VoiceOver user, double-tap.  iOS 13 has somewhat changed this procedure as it is now necessary to first activate the Format Options button in order to locate and then activate the reader view.  However, there is a quicker way to activate the reader mode that is almost as fast as it was with iOS 12 and earlier.  Simply double tap and hold the Format Options button.  This will enable the reader view.