WHEN BLIND PEOPLE HALLUCINATE
There's a relatively obscure medical condition called Charles Bonnet Syndrome. It happens to people who are either losing their sight, or completely blind. Suddenly, one day they see vivid and detailed hallucinations. Click here to read more.
ADVOCATES FOR THE BLIND ARGUE FOR MORE ACCOMMODATION AT AIRPORT CHECK-IN KIOSKS
Advocates for the blind went toe-to-toe with United Airlines in the San Francisco 9th Circuit Court about what the airline could do to accommodate passengers unable to use check-in kiosks. Click here to read more.
MICROCHIP COULD GIVE SIGHT TO BLIND
New Technology is offering fresh hope to thousands of people who have lost their sight. Those left blind by an inherited eye condition now have the hope of some of their sight being restored. Click here to read more.
THE MIND'S EYE CAN LEARN TO SEE, EVEN IN THOSE BLIND SINCE BIRTH
People blind from birth can be taught to "see" images that are conveyed as sounds, says a new study that calls into question a longstanding belief about the limits to the human brain. Click here to read more.
ETHERVISION LAUNCHES BRAILLE PAD PRO AND BRAILLE WRITER PRO APPLICATIONS FOR IPAD AND MAC
Braille Pad Pro and Braille Writer Pro are the first iPad and Mac word processors to handle Grade 1 and Grade 2 (contracted) Braille complete with translation capability. Click here to read more.
CAMERA-TO-SOUND APP LETS BLIND PEOPLE 'SEE'
People who have lived in the dark from birth have now found they don't need their eyes to see. A new device developed by Amir Amedi from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel and colleagues is giving congenitally blind adults the ability to interpret visual information from sound. Click here to read more.