Approximately 285 million people worldwide live with low vision and blindness. The white awareness ribbon represents blindness. October is Blindness Awareness Month - World Blindness Awareness Month was established for every October to help people understand the realities of living without sight. As part of Eye Care Awareness Month people are encouraged to have an annual eye exam. October has also been declared Children's Vision Month to encourage parents to book annual eye exams for their children to ensure their eye health.
World Sight Day is a global event that focuses on bringing attention on blindness and vision impairment. It is observed on the second Thursday of October each year.
World Sight Day Coming Dates:
Thu Oct 12 2017
Thu Oct 11 2018
Thu Oct 10 2019
Thu Oct 8 2020
In the United States, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits any business, government agency, or other organization that provides access to the general public from barring guide dogs. However, religious organizations are not required to provide such access. Current federal regulations define "service animal" for ADA purposes to exclude all species of animals other than domestic dogs and miniature horses. Other laws, though, still provide broader definitions in other areas. For instance, the Department of Transportation's regulations enacting the Air Carrier Access Act permit "dogs and other service animals" to accompany passengers on commercial airlines. The Fair Housing Act also requires housing providers to permit service animals (including comfort and emotional support animals) without species restrictions in housing.
|Latest Service Animals Publications|
|1 - Non-profit Provides Assistance Dogs Free of Charge to People with Disabilities - Canine Companions for Independence.|
|2 - Declawing Linked to Aggression and Other Abnormal Behaviors in Cats - SAGE.|
|3 - Certifying Emotional Support Animals - University of Missouri-Columbia.|
|4 - College Campuses Recognizing Benefits of Emotional Support Animals - USA Service Dog Registration.|
|5 - Owning a Pet is Good for Mental Health Issues - USA Service Dog Registration.|
|6 - Common Service Dog Misconceptions - Kaelynn Partlow.|
|7 - A Test of Blind Ambition: 3D Soundscape of What it was Like for Paralympian Libby Clegg Growing Up - Guide Dogs.|
|8 - Fake Assistance Dogs - Untrained Pets Posing As Service Dogs - International Assistance Dog Week.|
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Famous People with Disabilities - Well known people with disabilities and conditions who contributed to society.