Happy International Day of Persons with Disabilities! And welcome to the December newsletter from the International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED).
We are also in the midst of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. To honour this event we had a wonderful event today, co-hosted with the Gender and Violence Group, on Violence and Persons with Disabilities. This was filmed and will be on our website soon.
Our sister organisation, the International Centre for Eye Health, have led the development of Peek – a portable device to assess vision and eye disease. www.peekvision.org. The Peek Retina smartphone camera adapater enables easy imaging inside the eye. Community workers in remote parts of the world will be able to find blind or visually impaired people and test them easily with Peek. To make this technology available, a crowdfunding campaign has been set up to raise the funds needed to manufacture and distribute Peek Retina. www.supportpeek.com
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Have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year.
Hannah Kuper and Allen Foster
International Centre for Evidence in Disability, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
For the remaining Newsletter contents please click here: December Newsletter