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A Small Device Helps Severely Nearsighted Drivers Hit The Road

   In nearly every state, visually impaired people now can drive with the aid of the bioptic telescope, a small black box that attaches to glasses. That's about 10,000 people, according to one estimate, and the number is growing as more people learn about the technology. Click HERE to listen to and read more.
 
 
 
 WSIU INFOCUS - Assistive Devices
 

Vehicles used in Driver Rehabilitation Program feature state-of-the-art adaptive technologies that are transforming the lives of clients, who in learning how to drive are gaining mobility, independence, and confidence. SIUC students studying Rehabilitation Services also are gaining valuable professional experience while helping to provide real-world services.

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 The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is committed to documenting the experiences of disabled Americans.
  The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is committed to documenting the experiences of disabled Americans. One aspect of this story is how vehicles and adaptive technology have empowered individuals with disabilities through freedom and mobility. Transportation has played a major role in redefining the identity of disabled Americans, the social construction of disability, and public perceptions. Click HERE to read more.
 
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 Beth Anderson Gibson & Liz Green Podcast On Elder Driving
  Beth Anderson Gibson of Freedom & Mobility and Liz Green the Executive Director of ADED speak with host Alison O’Neil a recognized leader in the field of Aging about elder driving. The podcast took place on Aging Beautifully Today (ABToday) on June 2nd. Click HERE to listen to the full broadcast.
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Driver Rehab: Helping To Keep Seniors Safe On The Road

   

The National Institutes of Health predicts that by 2030, almost 1 out of every 5 Americans — some 72 million people — will be 65 years or older. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are about 35 million licensed drivers over 65. That’s up 20 percent since 2003.

Interestingly, these drivers don’t pose the most danger. That honor goes to teens and people over 75. But as baby boomers approach older age, they and their children are increasingly seeking out driver rehabilitation specialists.

Anne Hegberg, a driver rehabilitation specialist at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, Illinois, joins Here & Now’s Robin Young with details.
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David Letterman - Former Sgt. Brendan Marrocco & Dr. Andrew

   Former Sgt. Brendan Marrocco talks about driver rehab and his recent trip to the Daytona 500. Don't think you can drive after injury? think again!
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