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Website and Seizure Activity

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month in the United States. According to the World Health Organization, epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder worldwide with no age, racial, social class, national, or geographic boundaries. One in 10 people will have a seizure at some point in their life and 1 in 26 will be diagnosed with epilepsy. Currently, there are approximately 65 million people around the world who have epilepsy.

Epilepsy and Photosensitive Seizures

Epilepsy is the most commonly known type of photosensitive seizure disorder. Photosensitive seizures can be caused by flashing lights, images, and repetitive patterns. Video content on the web and in computer games can include unsafe flickering, colors, or high-contrast patterns, all of which can initiate these seizures. Via: WeCo


The North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) leads North Carolina's efforts to carry out the federal Assistive Technology Act of 2004. We promote independence for people with disabilities through access to technology. Visit our website at
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