BLIND ACTIVISTS BOYCOTT GOODWILL OVER SUBMINIMUM PAY
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) escalated its pay protests against Goodwill Industries with August 25 sidewalk pickets at some 90 retail locations around the country. The informational packets are aimed at publicizing the NFB call for a consumer boycott against Goodwill over its policy of paying subminimum wages to thousand of workers with disabilities. Click here to read more.
FLASHES OF LIGHT SEEN BY BLIND WOMAN SPUR BIONIC EYE HOPE
An Australian woman blinded by an inherited retina-damaging disease experienced some vision after doctors in Melbourne implanted an electronic device they say may lead to a bionic eye by 2014. Click here to read more.
MAGIC GLASSES LET BLIND SEE
Yvonne Felix was just seven when she was diagnosed with Stargardt disease, an inherited condition that can cause major vision loss. In the 24 years since, her eyesight has become progressively worse, to the point where she was declared legally blind. For 40 minutes one day last April, the Hamilton, Ont., woman could see again. Click here to read more.
NATIONAL FEDERATION FOR THE BLIND COLLABORATES WITH ACCUWEATHER
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of the blind in the United States, and its newspaper service for the blind, NFB-NEWSLINE, today announced a collaboration with AccuWeather, an online weather information service, to provide emergency weather alerts to blind and print-disabled subscribers throughout America. Click here to read more.
DANIEL KISH: A REAL-LIFE BATMAN
Daniel Kish has been blind since he was 13-months-old, but that hasn't stopped him living an incredibly active life that includes hiking and mountain-biking. To do this, he has perfected a form of human echolocation, using reflected sound waves to build a mental picture of his surroundings. When Daniel Kish clicks his tongue, the world answers back. Click here to read more.
'MASTERCHEF' FINALIST CHRISTINE HA ON BEING BLIND, AND A FIGHTER
Time and time again on this season of "MasterChef," chef Gordon Ramsay asked sight-impaired competitor Christine Ha: Am I being pranked? Are you really blind? Click here to read more.