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Pornhub Wants To Be More Accessible To The Blind

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.25.2016 | Technology

There are more than 285 million people in the world who are blind or visually impaired, but not many porn websites cater to them. Fortunately, Pornhub...

Jon Stewart Gives Abandoned Horse New Life At His Animal Sanctuary

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.24.2016 | Good News

One horse who's been through the roughest of times is grazing in a happier place thanks to Jon Stewart. A nearly blind mare named Lily, who lived in ...

The Double Vision of Blind Faith

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Faith is blind when we believe in something unseen without any or sufficient evidence. Underlying many of our actions is our belief that it will lead ...

Blind Boy Sees His Mom For The First Time, And It's Magical

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.29.2016 | Good News

It's a heartwarming moment this mom will never forget. Marquita Hackley's son Christopher Ward Jr., who has been legally blind since birth, saw her cl...

A Touching Update On The Blind Boy Who Could 'See' With Sound

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 04.13.2016 | OWN

Ben Underwood was born a happy, healthy baby -- "the happiest kid in the world," according to his mother, Aquanetta Gordon. But when the boy turned 2,...

How Apple Changed The Life Of A Legally Blind Filmmaker

Sara Ruthnum | Posted 03.24.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Sara Ruthnum

Rath is pushing the boundaries of everyday tech. His MacBook connects him to the world in ways you and I couldn't even imagine.

These Workers Are Going Blind From Onions

Kyle Le | Posted 03.17.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Kyle Le

In the small town of Vinh Chau there are about 700 people blind in one eye and 300 more blind in both eyes. Vinh Chau is one of the most fertile red onion production centers of Vietnam, and it is a major reason for their vision loss.

Toyota Introduces Wearable Device For The Blind

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.09.2016 | Technology

Toyota is exploring its catchphrase, “Let’s Go Places,” from an unexpected angle. The Japanese automaker has developed a wearable device aimed a...

A Successful Dinner Party: The Art of Sophie Kipner

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 02.18.2016 | Arts
Samantha Matcovsky

"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts." Sophie Kipner, having reached a pivotal point in her artistic career, embodies that famous Aristotelian quote, which she cites as a source of inspiration

A Glimpse at Living Blindly Without Internet

Robert Kingett | Posted 10.15.2015 | Technology
Robert Kingett

A dictionary has many definitions for the word "need". Until October, when I decided to take up a challenge by a friend to not use any Internet for a whole month, I didn't really understand what I needed or even why I needed it.

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.