Celebrating the life & legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. should include everyone, not only sighted individuals. There are a ton of resources for people who want to learn more about MLK but the question is, is any of it available in alternative formats like Braille or Audio for people who are blind? [...]
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It’s not always easy for blind or visually impaired people to use mobile phones, but designer Nikko van Stolk has come up with a concept phone that might be able to solve the problem, dubbed the Tactile.
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Life becomes difficult for the visually impaired, as they have to rely on others as soon as they steps out from their places. Developed by a group of designers, including Pia Weitgasser, Kristina Chudikova, Joe Müller, the “na:vi” is a GPS navigating system that allows the visually impaired to move freely without any help or assistance from others.
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Researchers continue to search for methods of preventing and treating blindness. A new study in the Journal of Archives of Ophthalmology shows that a single serving of fish per week is associated with a reduced risk of incident early age-related macular degeneration, a disease that is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people older than 60. The macula, a part of the retina that allows central vision, deteriorates in this condition.
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Braille can provide independence to people who are blind or visually impaired.
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Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, addressed staff at the Library of Congress today focusing on the need for digital information to be made available to the blind.
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The NFB and the ACB filed suit against Arizona State University to prevent discrimination towards blind students.
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Studies have been done showing that only ten percent of blind children are taught Braille. I can tell you this that when my children who are sighted went to school if they were not taught how to read and write, I would have been in the school office demanding that the practice of not teaching reading and writing be changed.
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