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Can You See Me?

Yvonne B Garris | Posted 10.07.2015 | Impact
Yvonne B Garris

Granted the visually impaired population is small. But it is unfortunately growing, and companies need to start to open their eyes and find ways to include this population.

Blind to Menopause

Joanna Charnas | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Joanna Charnas

For a brief time in 2011 to 2012, I lost a third of my vision. Menopause was to blame. At first, I thought I'd damaged my glasses. I went to an optome...

Just a "Simple" Day-Trip to the City When You Can't See

Matthew A. Weed PhD | Posted 08.28.2015 | New York
Matthew A. Weed PhD

For someone who doesn't have significant challenges to manage, it's hard to truly understand the difference between our lives. Here's an example of what I, and many people who are either chronically ill or disabled, need to do to make a comparatively "easy" day trip to the city happen.

Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Sees the Good in Everything

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.04.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Unfurling her collapsible cane, Cynthia Groopman strides toward the door of her room. Once she's in the hallway, she feels around the lock with her fingers until she "sees" the slot for the key.

Roseanne Barr Is Going Blind. Here's What You Should Know

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living

In an interview last week with The Daily Beast, actress Roseanne Barr revealed that she is slowly going blind. Barr, 62, hasn't lost her vision yet...

Am I Really Blind? Adapting to Adaptive Technology

Belo Cipriani | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Belo Cipriani

It isn't just movies contributing to a false perception of disability, but also the lack of disabled faces in popular culture at large. Maybe someday there will be a hip show with a funny, romantic or even slutty disabled protagonist. But, until then, I'll just keep flashing my tech toys around.

My Very Own Miracle

Tricia McCallum | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

Threading needles is out, as is focusing my beloved 35 mm Nikon. But I've embraced the digital world of photography. I can't bowl or play tennis to save my life and you wouldn't want me pitching for your ball team. The fact is I couldn't do any of that before anyway.

Military Members Who Lost Vision While Serving Find New Purpose Through Sports

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.10.2015 | Good News

At a school in Baltimore, Maryland, blind veterans are partaking in a uniquely therapeutic activity. This week, a group of active-duty military me...

Tips on Designing Tablet Games for Visually Impaired Kids

Catriona Wallis | Posted 06.01.2015 | Education
Catriona Wallis

Our meeting with Marco was more fascinating than imagined. He described the eight reference points on a screen that a blind person uses to navigate. He told us about software and hardware that make mobile devices accessible to the blind.

Blind Woman Raising Funds So Poor Students With Vision Loss Can Get Canes, Live Independently

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.06.2015 | Good News

A woman is working to help blind students in Indonesia gain more autonomy. Amber Shuping, a blind 29-year-old from Raleigh, North Carolina, began ...

Blind Girl Produces Whimsical 'Wizard Of Oz' Scene As She's Always Pictured It

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.02.2015 | Good News

A little girl's "Oz" has been brought to life in a mesmerizing ad. Comcast recently released an advertisement featuring a blind 7-year-old girl na...

Legally Blind Woman Sees Her Baby For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.23.2015 | Parents

Kathy Beitz has been legally blind since she was a child, and she desperately wanted to be able to see her son on the day he was born. So the eSight C...

Astoria Characters: The Man Who's Redrawing His Life

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.14.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The painting, a brooding tattoo of black and white shapes flowing together like a raging river, is wrapped in a cage of thin clear plastic. Anthony Cardillo releases it and holds it in front of his body like a warrior's shield.

The Emotional Moment This Man Saw For The First Time In 33 Years Thanks To A 'Bionic Eye'

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.14.2014 | Good News

Larry Hester, a 66-year-old tire salesman from Raleigh, North Carolina, has spent the latter half of his life blind, due to a degenerative condition c...

What's It Like Being Blind and Gay? (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 11.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-09-20-20140918GeorgeWalkvid.pngGeorge Ashiotis started going blind when he was 5 years old. When he was a teenager, he worked at Lighthouse as an assistant counselor, helping younger visually impaired teens. After helping his sister dye her hair black, he ended up going to work with black fingernails, leading to his first experience of homophobia.

This Blind Grandpa Is Running 11,000 Miles Around The U.S. To Raise Funds For Cystic Fibrosis

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact

David Kuhn is jogging through every perimeter state in the U.S., a distance about the equivalent of 420 marathons. It's a feat many would consider adm...

This Ring Reads Books And Magazines To The Blind

AP | By RODRIQUE NGOWI | Posted 11.18.2014 | Technology

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finge...

These Moving Photos Show The Passion Of A Blind Soccer League

AP | REBECCA BLACKWELL | Posted 06.17.2014 | World

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As nations from around the globe battle in the World Cup, a more unusual soccer championship has just been decided on a hard cour...

Remarkable Blind Man Raises Money To Rebuild Pianos, Reminds Us Anything Is Possible

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 02.12.2014 | Good News

John Furniss is an exceptional man. The 32-year-old from Vancouver, Wash., is one of the few piano technicians who rebuild pianos, in addition to tuni...

Training Program That Not Only Teaches Independence Skills to Blind Youth But Gives Back to The Community

Jacqueline Ober | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Jacqueline Ober

From working for Baltimore's Urban Pirates to serving meals to the less fortunate, students from our 2013 Work to Independence program had a variety of jobs. Several students had the opportunity of not only gaining work experience, but giving back to the community.

What's on Your Sign?

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 01.26.2014 | College
Dr. Robert M. Myers

This Thanksgiving instead of carrying your normal sign that says how busy you are, ask yourself what is beautiful in your life that you need to just stop and appreciate.

I Blind Dated After Divorce...Literally

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2013 | Divorce
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

About two years post-divorce I became visually impaired in a freak accident. I had so many doubts and fears about dating because I had no clue how men would react to dating a visually impaired woman.

Ever Wonder How A Blind Person Thinks About Outer Space?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.10.2013 | Science

How does a person who can't see conceptualize such intangible concepts as outer space, sunrise, being up high, looking far down or the horizon? Watch ...

WATCH: Blind Golfing...Yes, it's possible. Eli Manning hosts 36th Annual Tournament

HooplaHa | Posted 09.16.2013 | Sports

It's incredible what obstacles people overcome on a daily basis. Dick Pomo has been golfing with his wife Sharon for 20 years. He has also been blind...

WATCH: You've Never Seen Baseball Played Like This

HooplaHa | Posted 07.17.2013 | Sports

With baseball season starting up everyone is bringing out their bats and gloves, especially The Long Island Bombers. The Bombers are a group of baseball enthusiasts and athletes from New York, that just happen to be blind and visually impaired.