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This Blind Grandpa Is Running 11,000 Miles Around The U.S. To Raise Funds For Cystic Fibrosis

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact

David Kuhn is jogging through every perimeter state in the U.S., a distance about the equivalent of 420 marathons. It's a feat many would consider adm...

This Ring Reads Books And Magazines To The Blind

AP | By RODRIQUE NGOWI | Posted 09.07.2014 | Technology

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finge...

These Moving Photos Show The Passion Of A Blind Soccer League

AP | REBECCA BLACKWELL | Posted 06.17.2014 | World

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As nations from around the globe battle in the World Cup, a more unusual soccer championship has just been decided on a hard cour...

Remarkable Blind Man Raises Money To Rebuild Pianos, Reminds Us Anything Is Possible

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 02.12.2014 | Good News

John Furniss is an exceptional man. The 32-year-old from Vancouver, Wash., is one of the few piano technicians who rebuild pianos, in addition to tuni...

Training Program That Not Only Teaches Independence Skills to Blind Youth But Gives Back to The Community

Jacqueline Ober | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Jacqueline Ober

From working for Baltimore's Urban Pirates to serving meals to the less fortunate, students from our 2013 Work to Independence program had a variety of jobs. Several students had the opportunity of not only gaining work experience, but giving back to the community.

What's on Your Sign?

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 01.26.2014 | College
Dr. Robert M. Myers

This Thanksgiving instead of carrying your normal sign that says how busy you are, ask yourself what is beautiful in your life that you need to just stop and appreciate.

I Blind Dated After Divorce...Literally

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2013 | Divorce
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

About two years post-divorce I became visually impaired in a freak accident. I had so many doubts and fears about dating because I had no clue how men would react to dating a visually impaired woman.

Ever Wonder How A Blind Person Thinks About Outer Space?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.10.2013 | Science

How does a person who can't see conceptualize such intangible concepts as outer space, sunrise, being up high, looking far down or the horizon? Watch ...

WATCH: Blind Golfing...Yes, it's possible. Eli Manning hosts 36th Annual Tournament

HooplaHa | Posted 09.16.2013 | Sports
HooplaHa

It's incredible what obstacles people overcome on a daily basis. Dick Pomo has been golfing with his wife Sharon for 20 years. He has also been blind...

WATCH: You've Never Seen Baseball Played Like This

HooplaHa | Posted 07.17.2013 | Sports
HooplaHa

With baseball season starting up everyone is bringing out their bats and gloves, especially The Long Island Bombers. The Bombers are a group of baseball enthusiasts and athletes from New York, that just happen to be blind and visually impaired.

WATCH: Blind Biker Shows Off Amazing Tricks

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.24.2013 | DC

Matt Gilman, who you can see in this video performing amazing tricks on a bicycle, lost his vision in 2004, due to complications attributed to Type 1 ...

The MPAA, Disney and Blind People: Data Point for Campaign Finance Reform and the Weakness of Human Character

James Love | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
James Love

On Monday, I published a 4300-word account of efforts by the MPAA and its members to undermine negotiations for a new UN treaty on copyright exception...

Disney, Viacom and Other MPAA Members Join Book Publishers to Weaken a Treaty for the Blind

James Love | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
James Love

The World Blind Union and its members and supporters in the negotiation are now concerned that that Obama Administration and the European Commission are making demands that will render the treaty far less useful, or even derail the negotiations entirely.

Video Game Helps The Blind Navigate Buildings

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2013 | Technology

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A video game that uses a computer-generated layout of a building can help to prepare the blind ...

Not By Bread Alone: A Deaf-Blind Theater Troupe Makes Its U.S. Premiere

Seamus McKiernan | Posted 04.03.2013 | Arts
Seamus McKiernan

When is the last time you saw a play with a blind actor? What about a deaf-blind actor? How about an entire cast of deaf-blind actors maneuvering the stage with precision and poise as they dance and act -- and bake bread? That's the premise of Not By Bread Alone.

'My Drunk Kitchen' Star to Launch Global Tour Thanks to Over 175k in Fan Donations

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.03.2013 | Home
Shira Lazar

Hannah Hart is taking her wildly popular "My Drunk Kitchen" show on the road, and has already raised over $175,000 for her new travelogue show, "Hello Harto!" on Indiegogo.

Not by Bread Alone: Play Dough Craftsmanship

Danny Groner | Posted 03.25.2013 | New York
Danny Groner

Not by Bread Alone calls on its 11 deaf and blind actors to demonstrate what they can do in the kitchen, where they bake loaves of bread, on an open stage full of imagination and ambition, and beyond.

Eyes of the Blind Transmit Messages to the Brain Subconsciously

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 02.10.2013 | Science
Dr. Douglas Fields

Do you believe that the mind can detect things beyond the conscious realm of sensory perception? Can the blind "see" without vision? A new study provides strong support for these intriguing questions.

Blind Insight: Falling Down Never Felt So Good

Monique Zimmerman-Stein | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Monique Zimmerman-Stein

We came home after five hours of canvassing our neighborhood tired and wet, but elated. Happy with the knowledge that I was able to break my own mental barrier from my still-new blindness and content with the assurance that I know I will be doing it again.

Blind Man Tasered By Cops Who Mistook White Cane For Samurai Sword

Posted 10.17.2012 | World

A blind man from Lancashire, England, was Tasered by police last Friday after law enforcement officers mistook his white cane for a samurai sword, rep...

How Do Blind People Count Cash?

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 10.09.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- A new, government-funded cellphone app will help the blind and those with visual impairments count their cash. Those with Android devic...

What I Learned About Racing An Ironman Blind

Charles Scott | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Charles Scott

Competing in an Ironman triathlon is a challenge. But imagine doing the race without being able to see. Charlie Plaskon, 69 years old and legally blind since birth, has completed eight Ironman races. His most recent was last month's inaugural New York City Ironman, where I served as his guide.

Blind Girl Denied Use Of Cane; Museum Says It Was A Misunderstanding

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 09.03.2012 | Parents

A museum in New Hampshire has apologized for refusing to allow an 8-year-old blind girl named Abby Duffy to use her white cane inside the museum, WMU...

Fighting For His Vision: First Time Filmmaker Races Against Blindness

Turnstyle | Posted 10.02.2012 | Impact
Turnstyle

By: Noah J. Nelson First time filmmaker Jack Marchetti doesn't know how long it will be until he loses his sight. "The main problem I have is just n...

Woman, 96, Dies Moments Before 10th Rappel For Charity

Posted 07.31.2012 | Impact

Gertrude Painter dedicated herself to charity until the very end. The 96-year-old visually impaired philanthropist from West Sussex, England, suff...