NATION'S BRAILLE WHIZ KIDS COMPETE IN UNIQUE ACADEMIC COMPETITION
Los Angeles, CA. On Saturday, June 23, the top blind students from across the United States and Canada met in Los Angeles to put their knowledge of the braille code to the test in the only national academic competition for blind students across the country. Click here to read more.
LONDON BOUND: BLINDED WARRIOR TO REPRESENT U.S. AT 2012 PARALYMPICS
London is calling for Lt. Brad Snyder. The former Navy bomb defuser, who last September lost both eyes in an Afghan explosion, formally gained a roster spot Sunday on the U.S. Paralympic team bound for England, after swimming what he agreed was the race of his life. Click here to read more.
APP EASES PUBLIC TRANSIT WOES FOR BLIND AND DISABLED RIDERS
Researchers in Barcelona have created an app that may prove useful to riders of public transit who are blind, deaf or otherwise disabled. OnTheBus hooks into GPS and transit data and alerts the user where and when they need to board, signal and disembark. Click here to read more.
BLIND USING FACEBOOK? IT'S NOT COMPLICATED, THANKS TO SCHOOL
"We can teach you how to use Facebook even with your eyes shut." It is not an empty boast but a proven skill for the students of a special school which has shown for the last 18 years that computer know-how need not require 20/20 vision. Click here to read more.
GUATEMALA LAUNCHES CENTRAL AMERICA'S FIRST BRAILLE NEWSPAPER
Guatemala, "You don't need to see to be able to read" was the message Guatemala sent to the world last month when it launched Central America's first ever Braille newspaper. Click here to read more.