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AURORA of Central New York, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3  not-for-profit organization with a 90+ year history of serving individuals of all ages who are blind,  visually impaired, Deaf,  hard-of-hearing, late deafened and deaf blind. The agency is dedicated to being a leader in the field and is committed to:  Read More

 Aurora ofCNY, Inc. holds a monthly support group for individuals who are coping with a vision loss or who are hard of hearing.  The group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at AURORA’s offices at 518 James Street, Suite 100, in Syracuse.  The building is accessible and on a Centro fixed route. Read More

Aurora of CNY, Inc. is offering free vision screening at its office at 518 James Street in Syracuse. The next screenings will be held from 11:00 a.m.until 12:00 p.m.on April 15; May 13; June 20; July 22 and August 12, 2014.

Each screening takes approximately 15 minutes; appointments can be scheduled by calling Aurora at 422-7263. Read More

New ScripTalk User Software can connect
to Braille display hardware.

For those who are deaf-blind, finding ways to identify prescriptions and all their fine print can be a challenge. For those with Braille display devices, the newly introduced ScripTalk User Software by En-Vision America, Inc. finally provides a safe and independent solution.  Read More

The following website is from the website of the American Foundation for the Blind – AccessWorld and it discusses the accessibility of 14 IRS approved websites.  If you’re interested in doing your own taxes on-line, this will help you decide which site might work best for you.  Please note that the US Department of Justice has just issued a consent decree against H&R Block for the lack of accessibility of their website.  AURORA of Central New York, Inc. makes no endorcement of any of the websites listed.
http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw150308

There’s an online petition circulating to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, asking them to incorporate voice technology, audio cues, and/or tactile buttons into flat panel appliances to make them accessible to the blind and those with low vision:
http://www.change.org/petitions/association-of-home-appliance-manufacturers-incorporate-voice-technology-audio-cues-and-or-tactile-buttons-into-your-flat-panel-appliances-to-make-them-accessible-to-the-blind-and-those-with-low-vision

CVS Pharmacy has announced that it is providing ScripTalk talking prescription labels to customers with visual impairments ordering through cvs.com. The ScripTalk Reader is available free from Envision America:
http://lflegal.com/2014/03/cvs-prescription-press/