BLIND AND ONLINE: PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION, FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED TECH USERS
Gayle Yarnall of Amesbury, Mass. is blind. Consequently, photography is not a skill she ever anticipated mastering. "But the iPhone will tell you if the face in the viewfinder is centered, or if [the face] is small or large," notes Yarnal, who runs a lifestyle consulting firm called Gayle Connected. Click here to read more.
SEEING BRAILLE INTO 21ST CENTURY
A Lake Zurich company has played a key role in redesigning a 1950s-era Braille writer into a 'talking' LCD screen device intended to make it easier for people to learn Braille. Click here to read more.
ARE SMARTPHONES KILLING BRAILLE?
New gadgets equipped with screenreaders are increasingly letting blind people listen to text. Is this contributing to "Braille illiteracy"? Click here to read more.
UTILIZING THE BLIND - A VAST UNTAPPED RESOURCE
Over the last few years, we have seen the highest levels of unemployment since the great depression. However, the numbers that are reported only tell one part of the story. Click here to read more.
BLINDFOLDING EIGHT-YEAR-OLDS TO PLAY BLIND FOOTBALL
What is the legacy of the Paralympics? Damon Rose spoke to a primary school teacher in East Anglia who used the Games to inspire his pupils and get them thinking and working differently with each other. Click here to read more.
BLIND CHEF CHRISTINE HA CROWNED 'MASTERCHEF' IN FINALE
From the moment she took those first tentative steps onto the national stage, chef Christine Ha captured America's heart. During Monday night's season 3 "MasterChef" finale, Ha won the title, $250,000 grand prize and a cookbook deal, beating out Josh Marks and about 100 other chefs. But that's not what makes her so inspiring. Ha is bind - the first contestant on the show. Click here to read more.