Tag: blind

Video: Visually Impaired Skier Living Olympic Dream

Posted on: Feb 17, 2010

Canadian cross-country skier Brian Mckeever is the first winter sports athlete to compete in the Olympics and Paralympics. mckeever, who is visually impaired, believes in the power of big dreams.

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Implanted Tooth Helps Blind US Woman Recover Sight

Posted on: Oct 14, 2009

MIAMI (AFP) – A 60-year-old US grandmother, blind for nearly a decade, has recovered her sight after surgeons implanted a tooth in her eye as a base to hold a tiny plastic lens, her doctors said Wednesday.

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Rolling Stone’s Partially Sighted Art Teacher has Memorial Exhibition

Posted on: Sep 25, 2009

(One of Joan Huntley’s stunning pieces of work ) A PARTIALLY sighted artist who taught art and design to Rolling Stone Keith Richard, will have a posthumous exhibition of her art on display in Bexley. The Joan Huntley memorial exhibition, with many of the works for sale, goes on show in the Austen Gallery at […]

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Dr. Rosenthal Explains the Warning Signs of Kids with Vision Problems and the Solutions

Posted on: Sep 24, 2009

A surprising number of kids fail their eye exams and that could be a sign of serious problems. Dr. Bruce Rosenthal explains the warning signs and also suggest solutions for your children. He also promotes Enhanced Vision’s Amigo as a great solution for your children’s low vision and how the device can help in the […]

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Blind and Visually Impaired Students Lend Firefighters Helping Hand

Posted on: Sep 22, 2009

Eight years ago, a nation watched as hundreds of New York’s bravest made the ultimate sacrifice to help those in need. Since then, a group of students at one Villa Park middle school has helped raise money each year on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks for their local fire department, while at […]

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Canadian Transportation Agency Release Guides to Airlines to Better Serve Visually Impaired Travellers

Posted on: Sep 22, 2009

The Canadian Transportation Agency has released two Implementation Guides to help Canadian air carriers better serve travellers who are blind or have a visual impairment. The guides were drafted to help carriers meet two provisions in the voluntary Code of Practice: Aircraft Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities. These provisions are designed to ensure that passengers […]

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Digital TV Software Provides Talking Menus for the Visually Impaired, Deaf and Elderly

Posted on: Sep 22, 2009

Bristol/Hong Kong-based Ocean Blue Software, a specialist digital TV software house, has developed “talking” digital TV technology for set top boxes and televisions that could potentially benefit millions of people who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, severely dyslexic, and elderly.

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Enhanced Orientation for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Posted on: Sep 08, 2009

For people who are blind or visually impaired, orientation in unknown environments is a special challenge. A navigation system, however, can help to support orientation skills. Researchers at the University of Stuttgart are drawing information together for blind and visually impaired students that can be accessed with a precise mobile navigation device.

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Walkway Improvements Aid Visually Impaired

Posted on: Sep 01, 2009

Raised domes alert blind people they’ve reached end of sidewalk Pedestrian walkways in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area are becoming more accessible for people with visual impairments. Pedestrian walkways in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area are becoming more accessible for people with visual impairments.

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