Thanks to technological advances in microsurgery and space-age breakthroughs, people like James Hindman with Age-related Macular Degeneration have new hope from the world's tiniest telescope that's implanted into the person's eye.
When you lose the use of one sense, the others become heightened. That's certainly true for Gerry Leary of Boulder, Colorado. Leary has been blind since birth, yet he operates a successful coffee roasting business and a café near Boulder's main pedestrian mall, Pearl Street.
When I think back to the landlines and card catalogues of the 1950s, I'm amazed that people managed to work and think so efficiently under those constraints. What, then, will our grandchildren think of our touch screens and wireless networks - and with what senses will they look back?
Garrett Zevgetis met a young woman around whom he felt a dramatic narrative could be built to tell a story about something more than beauty -- something about facing fear, facing down fear and finally of overcoming whatever obstacles life hurls at us.
I never cease to be amazed by some of the things I read, hear and observe. Television commercials in particular cause me to scratch my head and ponder. It boggles my mind to realize that before these are released to the public they're actually approved by an infinite number of people.
Erik Weihenmayer is a man whose ambition, drive, and performance reject any notion of disability. He is one of the world's most adventurous people, as he is a blind skier, runner, biker, skydiver and climber.
Two new books share an important attribute -- an unshakable belief that Bach, Mozart and Schubert elevate the human spirit and have the power to comfort us, to inspire us and to overcome even the greatest challenges.
I want to know where the candidates stand on issues of such vital importance as research to cure disease and disability -- and I am not reassured by the "just trust us" attitude of the Romney/Ryan ticket.
Unfortunately, there are nearly 2 million Americans, like your wife, living with macular degeneration today, making everyday tasks like cooking dinner, reading the newspaper or watching television extremely challenging. Here are some resources that can help.
Tunnel vision. It's a term that we throw around to express either how focused we are on a project or when a person only sees something from their point of view. Meet Jamellia, who has a condition called retinitis pigmentosa, which causes her to experience tunnel vision.