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Seeing Today Through Helen Keller's Eyes

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 06.30.2016 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

This week was Helen Keller's birthday. I feel her profound influence often, especially this last month when I gave the commencement addresses at two s...

BlindNewWorld Challenges Everything You Think You Know about Blindness

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Sarah Blahovec

A new social change movement has been created to help dispel the misinformation surrounding the capabilities and limitations of those who are blind or...

Perkins Access Makes Improving Digital Accessibility Easier than Ever

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 03.25.2016 | Technology
Sarah Blahovec

For most people who log onto the Internet every day, the accessibility of a webpage is one of the last things that enters their minds. If you aren't b...

Best and Most Beautiful Things Premieres at SXSW

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.01.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

One of the year's most touching documentary films, Best and Most Beautiful Things, makes its world premiere this month at SXSW. A provocative and joy...

Documentary Envisions What the Blind Can Teach the Sighted About Truly Seeing

Perry Garfinkel | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Perry Garfinkel

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.

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...

Cesar Morales Teaches Blind Students Confidence, Balance Through Fencing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For Cesar Morales, fencing is a lifelong passion, one he is now using to make a difference for blind students in Massachusetts. By teaching the young...