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Teen Starts Company To Make Low-Cost Printers To Help Blind People

The Associated Press | Posted 01.20.2015 | Good News

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — In Silicon Valley, it's never too early to become an entrepreneur. Just ask 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee. The Californ...

Thousands Of Blind Students Put To The Test In Academic Braille Competition

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2015 | Good News

By Randi Belisomo (Reuters Health) - More than a thousand visually impaired students are receiving the rare opportunity for head-to-he...

Vision for the Blind: New Technologies Offer 'Second Sight'

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.29.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

Ever since the patient's stroke, she'd been living in impenetrable darkness; tormented by memories of shapes and faces and letters, but powerless to perceive them in the world around her.

Zach Carter

Sources: Obama Administration Wants Temporary Kibosh on Treaty For The Blind | Zach Carter | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is doubling down on its efforts to block an international treaty that would allow access to books and reading m...

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 ...

Are Smartphones Killing Braille?

The Week | Posted 04.16.2012 | Weird News

For 200 years, Braille has helped people without eyesight to read and live more independently. But some educators now fear that smartphones and ot...

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...

6 Teenage Inventors Who Changed The World | Posted 01.01.2012 | Home

Every elementary school kid has doodled a superhero on the back of a notebook at some point. But we're guessing your sloppy depiction of "Butt Man" di...

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?...

Craig Kiser's Blind Ambition to Benefit Thousands in Need

Gary Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gary Stein

Craig Kiser is a man on a mission. He wants to scale Mt. Kilimanjaro, the 19,000 foot snow-topped peak in the center of Tanzania, to raise money to help the blind and visually impaired.

First Steps

Hugues de Montalembert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hugues de Montalembert

I hear voices, laughter, and a radio playing salsa music. My heart cringes. Memories of the attack, the mugging, the fight, the acid in the face which blinded me. They are coming towards me.

Study Shows Hope For Type Of Blindness

Wall Street Journal | By RON WINSLOW | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A small but provocative study showed that a form of gene therapy significantly improved the vision of patients left legally blind by a rare genetic ey...

Disabled Students Need Accessible Books

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Fruchterman

People with print disabilities should have affordable, accessible technology that allows them to easily read. Everyone should have equal access to the world of ideas.

Young Adult Books Needed For Braille Class

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Here's a letter by Patti Smith (not that one), a Detroit elementary school teacher of visually impaired students, sent to writer Cory Doctorow. She di...

Obama Joins Group to Block Treaty for Blind and Other Reading Disabilities

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Love

The number of accessible works is very small everywhere. However, in developing countries, the collections are super small, and access to works in languages other than English is practically non-existent.