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Justice Department expands Americans With Disabilities Act

Washington - The Justice Department announced today that Attorney General Eric Holder has signed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the Title III regulation for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
In the Media by Robert Kingett

World's first Braille phone goes on sale

London - A U.K. company called OwnFone has launched what is said to be the world's first Braille phone. The front and back of the phone has been constructed using 3D printing techniques.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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

FCC proposes making TV menus accessible to blind

Federal regulators are unveiling draft rules to make cable and television menus accessible to the blind and visually impaired, leaving accessibility doors open
In the Media by Robert Kingett - 1 comment

Review: Goodman Theater gives audio description to its blind patrons Special

Chicago - Audio description for the blind and the visually impaired brings new vision to the poplar play, giving new care for accessibility
Digital Journal Report by Robert Kingett

Image generating bionic contact lens for the blind in development

Tel Aviv - The blind may have a way to see in the near future. Israeli scientists at Bar-Ilan University have developed a non-evasive technological device that could help people born blind at birth to see using a bionic contact lens.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir

Gadget breakthrough: Braille smartphone for the blind

For this prototype, a touchscreen transforms images and text into touchable patterns, enabling users to interpret facial expressions, maps, and graphics.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto - 2 comments

Belgium doctors euthanize twin brothers who were going blind

Brussel - A case involving two identical twin brothers who requested to be euthanized by doctors in Brussels prompted officials with the Belgium government to postpone a proposed amendment to the country's euthanasia laws.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Video: Anderson Cooper sunburned his eyeballs, blind for 36 hrs

Anderson Cooper revealed on his talk show Anderson Live, that he went blind for 36 hours last week after sunburning his eyeballs while shooting on location for CBS News show 60 Minutes, in Portugal.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

UK police tasered blind stroke victim

Chorley - A 61-year-old, blind, two-time stroke victim in northern England, was tasered and then handcuffed by police, who mistook his white stick for a samurai sword.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 9 comments

Man rescues 7 days old blind kitten -- Not your average pet

Reddit user Mantees found a tiny kitten while he was on holiday, which was five years ago, but the kitten was not your average kitten.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Rubik's Cube For The Blind

Rubik's cubes are fun to play, and they can be quite challenging at times. However, the biggest challenge with these cubes is that one must be able to see them.
In the Media by James He

Smartphone for the blind launched

A specially designed smartphone for blind and partially sighted people has been launched.The device has bespoke voice assisted functions.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Guide dog leads the way for her blind companion

We've all heard of seeing eye dogs, but they are usually guiding humans, not other dogs. This remarkable story shows the loving bond that exists between two dogs from the UK.
In the Media by Josef LoCascio - 1 comment

A blind man's murder charge in Boston

Boston - A blind man may possibly be charged with stabbing a friend from the Perkins School for the Blind, located in the Boston, Massachusetts area.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Visually impaired marathon runner starts 100-mile challenge

Simon Wheatcroft cannot see with his eyes. But with hard work and perseverance, he can visualize himself crossing the finish line of a 100-Mile Marathon.
In the Media by Abigail Prendergast

Blind dog and his guide-friend waiting for a home

Tiverton - A dog who has no eyes and his canine companion, who helps him get around, are currently in a UK adoption centre waiting for a new home.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 3 comments

Bionic vision research progressing rapidly around the world Special

The race to deliver an effective bionic eye is alive and well with researchers in Australia, the U.S. and Germany reaching important milestones and undertaking patient trials.
Digital Journal Report by Kimberley Pollock - 4 comments

Blind man jailed for killing woman while drunk driving

A 19-year-old man in the UK, who is registered as blind, was sentenced to 12 years in custody for causing a crash, while drunk, which resulted in the death of a young woman.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

Canadian government ordered to make websites accessible to blind

The Canadian government was ordered to make its websites accessible to those who are visually impaired after a blind Toronto woman sued over not being able to apply online for a government job.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 2 comments

Guide horse helps blind graduate student pursue her dreams

Lansing - A miniature horse used by a blind student at Michigan State University is thought to be the first “guide pony” to attend college in the United States. The trained horse assists the woman in navigating her way around the Lansing Michigan campus.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment
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Digital Journalist Robert Kingett relaxing at home
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Digital Journalist Robert Kingett
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Digital Journalist Robert Kingett
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A person reading a book written in Braille
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Lunga Nono, a blind, left-handed guitarist, playing in Greenmarket Square, Cape Town, South Africa
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Digital Journalist Robert Kingett is shown interacting with a mannequin
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Digital Journalist Robert Kingett is shown interacting with a mannequin
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HumanWare specializes in products for the blind and visually impaired. On photo: Prodigi Tablet hand...
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HumanWare specializes in products for the blind and visually impaired. On photo: Prodigi Tablet handheld electronic magnifier
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Blind people walking with canes
Braille Institute
Blind people walking with canes
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Digital Journalist Robert Kingett petting a cat
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Digital Journalist Robert Kingett petting a cat
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Member of Audience using Audio Description Service at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin
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Member of Audience using Audio Description Service at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin
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Walk With Us on October 15. Join the LightHouse, San Francisco, CA, for our 2nd Annual White Cane Awareness Day Walk. Celebrate the significance of this day and honor the importance the white cane has to those who are blind.
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A page of Braille close-up
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London-based OwnFone has launched the world’s first customizable Braille phone. The device uses 3D...
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London-based OwnFone has launched the world’s first customizable Braille phone. The device uses 3D printing technology to add personalized buttons in Braille
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Cali, a trained minature guide horse leads the way for a blind Michigan State University graduate student.
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A typical guide dog
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A typical guide dog
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