Improved Website for Low Vision Patients

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The International Academy of Low Vision Specialists adds zoom and speech to make its website even more usable.

The International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS), the largest private group of low vision optometrists in the world, has added sitecues® to its patient and caregiver website making the site more accessible to low vision visitors. Visitors can now easily zoom in on any part of the website, and can have any section read aloud. With this added functionality, the IALVS is furthering its core mission to help people with low vision maintain independence and enhance quality of life.

According to Dr. Richard Shuldiner, Low Vision Optometrist & Founder of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists, “Many of the patients that visit low vision websites find it frustrating to read the information presented. We chose to add sitecues to our website because it significantly increases the ease with which visually impaired people can use the information to get the help they need.”

By adding sitecues® the IALVS website is now easily digestible by an even broader audience, many of whom may not yet use screen magnifiers or screen readers. “Sitecues was designed to help a wide variety of web users, including seniors and boomers experiencing age-related macular degeneration.” said Marc Zablatsky, General Manager of sitecues.

About sitecues
Sitecues is a flexible and intuitive SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) technology that makes any website easier to see, hear, use, and enjoy. Sitecues functionality helps a wide variety of individuals, including seniors, people with vision and motor disabilities, people with learning disabilities, people with low literacy, and non-native English speakers. Sitecues is used by enterprises, small businesses, government agencies, schools, libraries, non-profits, and leading disability advocacy groups. Sitecues is from Ai Squared, the makers of ZoomText and a leader in the assistive technology field for over 20 years. For more information visit

About the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists
The International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) is committed to the realization that there is life after vision loss. By providing a comprehensive Low Vision patient evaluation, we strive to enhance the quality of life, independence and safety of our patients. We design, prescribe and dispense the highest quality, optically advanced, hands-free low vision devices available. We do this with compassion, integrity, education, innovation and professionalism.

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