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New insight into how blind people 'see with sound'

New research shows how, by converting sights to sounds, the brains of congenitally blind people respond similarly to various objects in a similar way to people who can see.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Blindness boosts hearing ability

New research shows that hearing improves in mice that were deprived of visual stimulus for a week. The experiment was designed to measure 'sensory compensation'.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Spain blind association puts disabled to work

Madrid - After completing high school, 46-year-old Spaniard Ricardo Velesar struggled to hold down a job as a degenerative eye disease slowly robbed him of his sight.
In the Media by Daniel Silva (AFP)

Op-Ed: Remembering a teacher of the blind — Amanda Labbe Perry Special

Saint Augustine - Everyone remembers the teacher that has changed their lives. At The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind I had many influential teachers but one stood out for me.
Digital Journal Report by Robert Kingett - 1 comment

Light activates brain even in blind people

Montreal - Pay attention when your spouse tells you to turn off the bedside lamp. He or she may not be able to sleep because the light is keeping the brain awake.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 1 comment

Blindness doesn't stop Robert Kingett from becoming a Digital Journalist Special

Chicago - His school didn't have a newspaper so he created one. His journalistic reportage tackles the oft-neglected stories on disabilities. Welcome to the world of Robert Kingett, a blind Digital Journalist whose reporting aims to educate and inspire.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 7 comments

Dr. Abraham Nemeth, inventor of the Braille math code, dies at 94

Nemeth Code is the code for mathematics and scientific notation in North America. It's regularly taught as a form of Braille study, bringing new independence into student's lives. The creator of this life-changing code died today.
In the Media by Robert Kingett - 2 comments

Kindle Fire HDX 7' Tablet to have built in accessibility features

Chicago - Amazon has provided minimal accessibility in the development of their previous Kindle devices. For the first time a Kindle device will have built in accessibility for a number of disabilities
In the Media by Robert Kingett

Iowa now allows visually impaired citizens to carry guns legally

Iowa - Recently a state law was passed that would allow blind and visually impaired people in Iowa to carry firearms. Residents and advocacy agents have varying opinions on the issue.
In the Media by Robert Kingett - 3 comments

Metro police arrest blind busker in Cape Town (Video)

Cape Town - Onlookers were shocked and outraged as a famed blind guitarist, busking in Greenmarket Square, was manhandled and arrested by metro police in Cape Town, South Africa. His wife screamed for them to stop and they even smashed his treasured guitar.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments
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New device allows blind patients to read through retinal stimulation

Scientists have discussed the creation of a new implantable device that allows blind patients to read using direct...
Nov 27, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Blind with no eyes, scientist amazed boy can still see

Ben Underwood is the only self taught blind person in the world who saw objects by echolocation without any type of...
Apr 28, 2012 in  MYSTERY by Mindy Allan
 

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