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This Braille Smartwatch Is Cooler Than You Could Ever Imagine

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 03.03.2017 | Style

It’s about time. Facebook, texting and GPS are commonplace tech that most of us use. But these apps, which help to bring many of us closer together,...

The Beethoven of Mathematics

Nelson Saiers | Posted 04.20.2016 | Science
Nelson Saiers

Along with death and taxes, another certainty in life is math. In light of this, I hope to bring new meaning to April 15 as the birthday of Leonhard E...

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 04.08.2016 | Impact
Sally Swanson

At times I've wondered why I was drawn to an understanding of how individuals with disabilities function in our environment. Although my direction began in earnest and continues relentlessly to explore how one's environment can support and nourish one's outlook and daily perspective. This is a passion that has grown since I was very young.

Stevie Wonder Had The Most Touching Moment At The 2016 Grammys

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 02.16.2016 | Entertainment

Stevie Wonder won the 2016 Grammys. The singer had one of the brightest, most important moments of the award show after his beautiful tribute to the ...

8-Year-Old Spreads Love In The Classroom With Braille Valentines

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 02.11.2016 | Parents

A handful of lucky second graders are getting some unique valentines this year with not only a special handwritten message, but a message in Braille a...

A Smartwatch for the Visually Impaired

XPRIZE | Posted 12.15.2016 | Technology

By Joni Blecher When a group of students at the University of Washington saw a fellow classmate struggling with big heavy Braille books to study, i...

Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Sees the Good in Everything

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.03.2016 | 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.

My Deaf and Blind Daughter Beat the Odds Because I Expected Her To

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

All of this is why moments of academic achievement in the life of a child categorized as deaf-blind by school districts, a child a kindergarten teacher once called "unteachable" to my face, is worthy of a party.

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 03.16.2015 | 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 RentzHave you ever felt the desire to reach out and touch a galaxy? Or "feel" those stunning nebulas and planets you see in Hubble photos? As al...

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.

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.

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...

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.