NATIONAL FEDERATION FOR THE BLIND AWARDS $80,000
Dallas, TX. Fifth Annual Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards presented at 2012 Convention of The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today presented $80,000 in cash awards to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward achieving the full integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality. Click here to read more.
PERKINS SCHOOL: ACCESS TO DIGITAL BOOKS FOR ALL
The Boston Public Library (BPL) has launched a new service with the Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library to provide digitized copies of books to the visually impaired. Click here to read more.
FLEKSY: AN AMAZINGLY SMART IPHONE KEYBOARD APP FOR THE BLIND
Blind? Then you're most likely reading this post on an iOS device, because no other platform has quite the same level of accessibility options built-in. But that still doesn't help you when you want to write (unless using Voiceover to find the individual keys is your thing.) Click here to read more.
TWO BLIND BRITISH MEN HAVE ELECTRONIC RETINAS FITTED
Two British men who have been totally blind for many years have had part of their vision restored after surgery to fit pioneering eye implants. Click here to read more.
OHIO GETS MORE FUNDS FOR BLINDOhio school districts and learning centers for students with disabilities are reporting more blind and visually impaired students - an increase driven by an effort to ensure all vision-impaired students get access to federally funded books and education materials. Click here to read more.
HELPING THE BLIND 'SEE' WITH MUSIC
Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a new device that converts images into music to help individuals without vision reach for objects in space. Click here to read more.
PAINTING IN THE DARK: BLIND PAINTER CREATES A VIBRANT WORLD
John Bramblitt has always been an artist, but it wasn't until he went blind that he truly found his artistic vision. Click here to read more.
FOR BLIND COMPETITORS, PARTNERS SHOW THE WAY
The toughest of the three legs of an Olympic triathlon, for a blind athlete, is generally the swim. A plunge into cold water can drown one's alternate sensory perception. Sudden seizing panic attacks can follow, like waves of paralyzing disorientation. Shivering fits. It is these rare nadirs when the blind may seek an encouraging tug. Click here to read more.
MISS FLORIDA USA CONTESTANT IS LEGALLY BLIND
When Connor Boss looks out into the crowd this Saturday as she competes in the Miss Florida USA pageant, she will see the audience members only as blur. Click here to read more.