LAB Has Success with iOS & Be My Eyes

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By Sal Kapadia Innovations in technology are attractive to most aspiring people. Whether it be hardware, software, appliances, or books on how to program code, there is a constant need of development. Luckily, we have numerous tech events throughout the U.S. each year such as the Worldwide Developers Conference, Interop, Electronic Entertainment Expo, and the recent 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas last month. This year, CES…

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Volunteers: the Heart of LAB

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By Suzanne Wilson With November being the month of Thanksgiving, we thought that there couldn’t be a better time than this to introduce you to some of the twenty-plus volunteers who spread LAB’s voice across the Merrimack Valley on our radio station. Each hour that these volunteers donate furnishes hundreds of visually impaired and blind Greater Lowell residents with access to local news that they would have great difficulty finding…

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UML Grads and Alum Take Over LAB

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Local communities embrace the existence of nonprofits for their continued, missionary-style development strategies.  We often overlook those who are responsible for maintaining the ecosystem and who drive the approach.  Building a reputation for the past 91 years in greater Lowell is none other than yours truly.  Organizations such as the Lowell Association for the Blind (LAB) involved in supportive roles stick out in the growing nonprofit sector of Massachusetts, and…

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Steven Roberts: Our Weather Guru and Prognosticator Extraordinaire

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By Suzanne Wilson You’ve heard it a thousand times:  if you don’t like the weather here in New England, just wait five minutes and it will change. While that is definitely true, there are experts out there who can predict, with a great deal of accuracy based on scientific knowledge, whether it will rain or snow, be sunny or cloudy. Some of these pundits work for the government; others grace the…

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On Prizes and Partnerships: What’s New at LAB

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By Suzanne Wilson Vacuums are great when you’re conducting chemistry experiments or perhaps cleaning your rug. But everyone knows that people, and especially agencies, cannot operate in them and remain successful. In fact, one of LAB’s most compelling strengths is our willingness to collaborate with a wide variety of individuals, agencies and educational institutions in Greater Lowell. In March, we received recognition of this quality by being awarded the first…

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Focus on Multiple Sclerosis

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By Suzanne Wilson When Maria Martin was diagnosed with relapse-remission multiple sclerosis, the news was actually a relief. At last, after a long period of not knowing, she finally had a name to attach and a reason for the visual changes she had been experiencing. In order to share with others some of the important information she has learned throughout her MS journey, she conducted an interview recently for the…

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