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How Do Blind People Count Cash?

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 10.09.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- A new, government-funded cellphone app will help the blind and those with visual impairments count their cash. Those with Android devic...

What I Learned About Racing An Ironman Blind

Charles Scott | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Charles Scott

Competing in an Ironman triathlon is a challenge. But imagine doing the race without being able to see. Charlie Plaskon, 69 years old and legally blind since birth, has completed eight Ironman races. His most recent was last month's inaugural New York City Ironman, where I served as his guide.

Blind Girl Denied Use Of Cane; Museum Says It Was A Misunderstanding

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 09.03.2012 | Parents

A museum in New Hampshire has apologized for refusing to allow an 8-year-old blind girl named Abby Duffy to use her white cane inside the museum, WMU...

Fighting For His Vision: First Time Filmmaker Races Against Blindness

Turnstyle | Posted 10.02.2012 | Impact

By: Noah J. Nelson First time filmmaker Jack Marchetti doesn't know how long it will be until he loses his sight. "The main problem I have is just n...

Woman, 96, Dies Moments Before 10th Rappel For Charity

Posted 07.31.2012 | Impact

Gertrude Painter dedicated herself to charity until the very end. The 96-year-old visually impaired philanthropist from West Sussex, England, suff...

Zach Carter

Obama Reps Stall Rights Treaty For The Blind | Zach Carter | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Delegates from the United States and the European Union have managed to delay a key human rights treaty for the blind until at least 201...

Zach Carter

Obama Blocks Major Treaty For the Blind | Zach Carter | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is blocking the creation of an international treaty designed to protect access to books and reading material fo...

An App For The Blind

Reuters | Natasha Baker | Posted 09.21.2012 | Technology

By Natasha Baker TORONTO (Reuters) - Whether it is getting off a bus or reading a menu, a new app aims to make life easier for the blin...

Visually Impaired Teen Creates Braille Menus (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 07.23.2012 | Teen

Approximately 11 million Americans are visually impaired, but when was the last time you saw a Braille menu in a restaurant? This summer, 15-year-old ...

You'll Never Guess What These Glasses Do

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 06.15.2012 | Technology

While this may not be the first concept design claiming to help the blind see, it is by far the most visionary -- excuse our pun. Designed by Xu Guang...

Solar-Powered Implants Could Help The Blind

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.16.2012 | Green

For anyone who needed further evidence for the benefits of solar power: A new device being developed at Stanford University relies on solar-powered im...

Flasher Exposes Self at Bookstore for the Blind

Tony Phillips | Posted 07.03.2012 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

For all we know there is now, on the loose, somewhere in the Philadelphia suburbs, the world's most dysfunctional exhibitionist.

New Technology Allows Deaf-Blind People To Send Texts

Posted 04.22.2013 | Science

By: InnovationNewsDaily Staff Published: 04/07/2012 09:45 AM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily So far the products produced using remote-touch technolo...

Serving As A Marathon Guide

Charles Scott | Posted 01.13.2012 | Health and Fitness
Charles Scott

Running the marathon with Dan felt like a celebration of optimism, of grit and resilience. He thanked me for serving as his guide, but I experienced the event as his gift to me.

How a Dog Breeder, a Blind Man and a German Shepherd Changed the World in 1929

Kate Kelly | Posted 09.19.2011 | Education
Kate Kelly

In the early twentieth century, those without sight were marginalized members of society. A series of circumstances on two continents was to change all that, and in the process, provide dignity and independence to those with visual impairment.

How to "See" Outer Space if You're Blind

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.18.2011 | Technology

Casey Rentz Have you ever felt the desire to reach out and touch a galaxy? Or "feel" those stunning nebulas and planets you see in Hubble photos?...

New Republican Assault on Middle Class: Slash Medicaid, Hurt Seniors and Millions in Need

Ethan Rome | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

In these tough times when we need shared sacrifice, smart government and job creation, the Republican plan to cut Medicaid accomplishes none of these things. It only makes matters worse.

America to Be Examined for Vision Impairment

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.30.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Questions over the state of the country's eyesight arose after President Obama said that "Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The U.S. is different."

Blind Anger: Homage to Two Visionaries From Detroit

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

His death struck a rather deep resonant chord within me, and brought me back to my life growing up in Northwest Detroit in the 1970s.

Who Says Our Way Is the Right Way?

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jeff Jarvis

Dyslexic and blind students understand better than the textually oriented among us how to learn through hearing. We call that a disability. I think it may soon be seen as an advantage.

Blind Anger: Obamanation? Really? Rita Smith? Really?

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

The other day, I had the privilege of receiving a phone call to invite me to a "Tele-Town Hall" for the Ohio Senatorial candidate, Mr. Rob Portman. I was torn between hanging up the phone and listening.

Stevie Wonder To UN

AP | BRADLEY S. KLAPPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

GENEVA — Stevie Wonder pressed global copyright overseers on Monday to help blind and visually impaired people access millions of science, histo...

Climbing Blind: An Unbelievable Trek Up Everest

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

At the top of Everest, all I heard were sounds of space. I felt as if I was being swallowed up by the sky. Though I lost the use of my eyes long ago, on that day I saw a glorious vision.

Internet Archive To Scan, Digitize One Million Books For Blind And Dyslexic

AP | BROOKE DONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

SAN FRANCISCO — Even as audio versions of best-sellers fill store shelves and new technology fuels the popularity of digitized books, the number...

'Gay Dog' Refused Entry To Australian Restaurant

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An Australian restaurant has been forced to apologize and pay compensation after refusing to let a blind man enter because they thought his dog was ga...