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Dispute With School Principal Allegedly Leads To Georgia Teacher's SUV Being Vandalized

Posted 07.26.2012 | Education

Elizabeth Nilson, a Georgia elementary school teacher, is standing in front of her vandalized SUV. And she believes that the incident has something to...

Zach Carter

Obama Blocks Major Treaty For the Blind

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Stunning Photos Of People Blinded By WWII

Posted 07.21.2012 | Arts

Photographer Martin Roemers captured black-and-white portraits of 40 survivors of World War II for his series "The Eyes of War." Before, they were div...

Helen Keller's Radical Vision

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

So long as I confine my activities to social service and the blind, they compliment me extravagantly, calling me 'arch priestess of the sightless,' 'w...

Who Went Home On 'The Glee Project'?

Posted 07.04.2012 | TV

The theme of the week on "The Glee Project" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on Oxygen) was adaptability, and it certainly kept the contestants on their toes. At the...

New York Teen Left Blind After Alleged Anti-Gay Attack

Posted 06.19.2012 | Gay Voices

A New York-based teen has been left blind in one eye after a brutal attack by schoolmates who may have targeted him because of his perceived sexual or...

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...

Dining In The Dark: How Would You Eat If No One Could See You?

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 07.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Our experience built massive appreciation for our working vision, but we all realized we missed an important aspect. No one else could see us fumble. We were all in it together, with no one to judge our foibles.

Parents Of Blind Boy, 20 Months Old, Fight To Give Him Sight

Posted 05.04.2012 | Impact

Doctors told the Dillon family that their newborn son Dougie's shuttering eyes were common -- that babies are born virtually blind anyway, and that hi...

WATCH: Blind Men See Again After Getting Experimental Implant

| Ferris Jabr | Posted 05.04.2012 | Science

Chris James and Robin Millar of the United Kingdom both lost their vision after birth because of a genetic condition known as retinitis pigmentosa, in...

A Mother's Hunch and A Doctor's Mistake

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 07.03.2012 | Parents
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

The picture is adorable; a pink little angel with feathery wings, wearing a faux pearl necklace and toddler-sized glasses atop her button nose. Her na...

What Disabled People Need Is Respect

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.05.2012 | Impact
Christina Patterson

For David Rathband, it took a few seconds for an unemployed bouncer to puncture his eyeballs, with 200 pellets from two separate gunshots, and it took a few months for his marriage to unravel, and it took a few more months for him to decide that he'd rather be dead.

Lola Walters, The 13-Year-Old Legally Blind Gymnast

Posted 02.24.2012 | Good News

Most athletes have the benefit of seeing what's ahead of them -- an opponent, the bars, a vault. But for 13-year-old Lola Walters, she usually has...

The Gift of Heartbeats

Carol Hoenig | Posted 04.17.2012 | Books
Carol Hoenig

Human nature often encourages us to live in the present but when the present has little to offer, the past becomes much more important to a daughter wanting to know much more about her father.

Star Trek-Esque Visor Lets Blind 'See' With Their Ears

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.14.2012 | Science

Talk about seeing the light. Israeli scientists have developed a "sensory substitution device" (SSD) that they say lets congenitally blind people "see...

Obama Proved Right On Stem Cells: Republican Candidates Would Have Criminalized Breakthrough

Don C. Reed | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. has not only had a safety success in the world's first embryonic stem cell attempt to treat blindness, but has actually achieved a degree of improvement.

Stem Cells Counter Some Forms Of Blindness, Study Shows

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 03.24.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES — Two legally blind women appeared to gain some vision after receiving an experimental treatment using embryonic stem cells, scienti...

WATCH: Fast Food Chain Gives Braille Burgers To Blind People

Posted 01.12.2012 | Home

For the most part, the actions of the fast food industry inspire fear, loathing, grief, exasperation and mirthless, half-panicked laughter. But occasi...

Open Letter: Saving Medicare Is About Being Super

Laphonza Butler | Posted 01.10.2012 | Los Angeles
Laphonza Butler

What is the human cost to what you may be proposing? How does your decision help to promote job creation; hold true to valuing our seniors and disabled; move us closer to our goal of a healthier society?

World Sight Day: A See Change

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 12.12.2011 | Impact
Stephan B. Tanda

Given the tremendous personal, economic and societal loss that occurs as a consequence of preventable blindness, it is unacceptable that more is not being done.

WATCH: Blind Man Fulfills Car-Racing Dream

Posted 12.07.2011 | Impact

Though Ronnie Presnell lost his vision in a car accident 13 years ago, he never lost sight of his dream to race his 1968 Chevrolet Camaro. After Pr...

Mexico City Blind Photographers Share Their Work

AP | By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 12.15.2011 | World

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press MEXICO CITY -- Rodrigo Telon Yucute focuses on the sound of the voices, raises a camera and snaps off a shot...

Curtis M. Wong

Scotsman Provides Eyeglasses In Developing Nations

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.20.2011 | Impact

Shaun Paterson wants the world to know that it's possible to be both a man of style as well as a dedicated humanitarian. "I always thought that my...

9/11, in Darkness

Rachel Kash | Posted 11.07.2011 | Women
Rachel Kash

Every year, the world relives 9/11 through its horrific imagery. And every year, the first person who comes to my mind is my father, a lifelong New Yorker who experienced the tragedy as a blind man.

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.