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Banknotes for the visually impaired | David Airey, graphic designer

Banknotes for the visually impaired | David Airey, graphic designer | Blind and VI | Scoop.it
Only the United States prints bills that are identical in size and colour in all their denominations.
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Amazing 3D Printing project helping visually impaired children to feel objects

Amazing 3D Printing project helping visually impaired children to feel objects | Blind and VI | Scoop.it
Hands on Search by Yahoo JAPAN is a voice activated 3D printer that is helping visually impaired children feel whatever they like.
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Blind man's guide dog saves him from Colorado floodwaters

Blind man's guide dog saves him from Colorado floodwaters | Blind and VI | Scoop.it
A blind man was walking his dog along a Denver street Friday morning, when the epic floodwaters surged and knocked him over. Ronnie Webb was washed into a deep culvert, as his guide dog frantically paced the edge.
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Blind/Visually Impaired Education: Talking Graphic Calculator and additional tools for blind/low vision

Blind/Visually Impaired Education: Talking Graphic Calculator and additional tools for blind/low vision | Blind and VI | Scoop.it
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Changes to currency may help the blind

Currency changes are in sight that will help blind Americans to better manage their money.
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Google - Web Accessibility is NOT Just for Blind

Google - Web Accessibility is NOT Just for Blind | Blind and VI | Scoop.it

Google recently set up a course in web "accessibility" which may sound great at first. Until they start the paragraph with: "According to the World Health Organization, 285 million people have vision impairments.

 

As if people who are blind or have low vision are the only users with disabilities having difficulties using websites. What about people with other disabilities? It is not the first time when an organization or an individual talks about web accessibility as something only for blind users.


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Fred's Head from APH, a Blindness Blog: Forum: Introduction of Accessible, Tactile Currency in America

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is holding a public forum to discuss accessible currency for people who are blind and visually impaired.
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I hadn't thought about other countries already having acceessible currency.  

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Blind Comcast exec developing a talking TV channel guide

Blind Comcast exec developing a talking TV channel guide | Blind and VI | Scoop.it
How does a blind person find what to "watch" on a TV with 200 channels and 46,000 video-on-demand choices of movies, shows, and clips? Tom Wlodkowski, a blind executive at Comcast Corp., thinks he...
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Interesting article for VI teachers and those interested in #accessibility

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