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Children of Blind Mothers Learn New Modes of Communication - Wired

Children of Blind Mothers Learn New Modes of Communication - Wired | Visual Impairment | Scoop.it
Wired Children of Blind Mothers Learn New Modes of Communication Wired A loving gaze helps firm up the bond between parent and child, building social skills that last a lifetime. But what happens when mom is blind?
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Audible alert on traffic lights - Viewing a problem :: FixMyStreet

Audible alert on traffic lights - Viewing a problem :: FixMyStreet | Visual Impairment | Scoop.it
The crossing at Mill Road does not have an audible alert for blind people. being partially sighted, i sometime... http://t.co/q7LU6IQeB1
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Love of art is blind for sightless MoMA visitors | The Raw Story

Love of art is blind for sightless MoMA visitors | The Raw Story | Visual Impairment | Scoop.it
Most people go to museums to look at exhibits, but for some at MoMA, love of art is literally blind. Each month, a small group with various levels of impaired vision accompanies an expert guide to the famed Manhattan museum ...
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Linux Today - Open source in higher education: how far have we ...

Linux Today - Open source in higher education: how far have we ... | Visual Impairment | Scoop.it
The Guardian: Universities are ahead of the curve in adopting open source, says Scott Wilson – we should now lead the public sector in exploring its full potential.
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Blind runner takes on double marathon for Royal National Institute of Blind ... - Scottish Daily Record

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Blind runner takes on double marathon for Royal National Institute of Blind ... Scottish Daily Record ... and again that she won't let her sight loss stop her.
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Join the Fight to Help Blind Children Get Vital Support and Improve Their ... - Huffington Post UK

Join the Fight to Help Blind Children Get Vital Support and Improve Their ... - Huffington Post UK | Visual Impairment | Scoop.it
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Guide Dog App for Smart Phone Gets Training Boost

"Georgie is fantastic new technology for blind and partially-sighted people in today's busy world. "It can help people with finding their way around in a new place, or be a lifeline in an emergency. We're working with a local ...
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Blind Paralympian becomes real-life bionic man after receiving incredible new implant to restore his sight

Blind Paralympian becomes real-life bionic man after receiving incredible new implant to restore his sight | Visual Impairment | Scoop.it
Gold medalist Tim Reddish (pictured), from Nottingham, had a ten-hour operation to fit the 3mm microchip at the rear of his eyeball. He can now see light and shapes.
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Guided Tours in Florence for blind and partially sighted | Guided ...

Guided Tours in Florence for blind and partially sighted | Guided ... | Visual Impairment | Scoop.it
Last November Guided Tours of Florence took part to a workshop for adults who are blind or partially sighted: “Seeing through our hands” by Andrea Socrati from “Museo Tattile Statale Omero” in Ancona.
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This Is What It's Like To Be Color Blind

This Is What It's Like To Be Color Blind | Visual Impairment | Scoop.it
With around 1 in 12 men suffering from color blindness, it's a really common problem—but it's incredibly difficult to understand what it must be like to suffer from. Fortunately, Etre now has a simulator which lets you see the ...
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Artificial retina: New tech could allow the blind to see - CBS News

Artificial retina: New tech could allow the blind to see - CBS News | Visual Impairment | Scoop.it
Artificial retina: New tech could allow the blind to see
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(CBS News) In a major milestone for the blind, the Federal Drug Administration has approved a new medical device that could help some people regain part of their sight.
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19.10.2012: The VI Reader application is now available in appstore - RoboBraille.org

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Bus passes - RNIB

Many local councils issue blind and partially sighted people with a bus pass which gives you free off-peak travel on local buses. (RT @RNIB: Are you making the most of bus fare reductions and discounts available to blind or partially sighted people?
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Blind Illinois State Professor Teaches Chemistry - Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio

Blind Illinois State Professor Teaches Chemistry Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio NORMAL, Ill. — When one of Cary Supalo's students says a chemistry problem is too difficult, he has a standard reply that usually stops them cold.
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Is the web leaving the blind and deaf behind? | VentureBeat

Is the web leaving the blind and deaf behind? | VentureBeat | Visual Impairment | Scoop.it
Creating sites accessible to the blind and death is proving to be a complex, controversial subject for companies and advocacy groups.
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Video games help the blind navigate new environments

Video games help the blind navigate new environments | Visual Impairment | Scoop.it
When most of us get lost in unfamiliar territory – a hotel, for example – we consult a map to orient ourselves. But for the blind it's not so easy. With this in mind, researchers have developed a virtual gaming platform that uses ...
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Beeping eggs help blind participate in Easter tradition - Daily Press

Beeping eggs help blind participate in Easter tradition - Daily Press | Visual Impairment | Scoop.it
Daily Press Beeping eggs help blind participate in Easter tradition Daily Press "If a family took their children to an Easter egg hunt, the blind child always had to sit on the sidelines," Noha said.
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Argus II bionic eye implants let the blind see, and even read (Wired ...

Argus II bionic eye implants let the blind see, and even read (Wired ... | Visual Impairment | Scoop.it
The Argus II system can not only give people a basic form a sight back, but can also, in some cases, even help them read.
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Text-to-Speech, the best apps for tablets

Text-to-Speech, the best apps for tablets | Visual Impairment | Scoop.it
Many eBook Readers have or not the Text-to-speech (TTS) feature, but clearly it is pre-installed in the eReader and can not be changed.
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Official Google Enterprise Blog: Google Apps for Education says ...

Official Google Enterprise Blog: Google Apps for Education says ... | Visual Impairment | Scoop.it
Through the Google Apps for Education Support Program, 14,000 teachers, students and staff from Mae Fah Luang University will now use Google's collection of free email and open collaboration tools, including Gmail, ...
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VO Calendar - An iPhone Calendar for Blind and Visually Impaired ...

VO Calendar - An iPhone Calendar for Blind and Visually Impaired ... | Visual Impairment | Scoop.it
With the help of Royal Dutch Visio, Centre of Expertise for blind and partially sighted people they fine-tuned the app with some of their clients. The introduction at Macworld/iWorld is celebrated with a 50% discount during the ...
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The Braille Sense U2 offers blind users access to social media and YouTube - AME Info (press release)

The Braille Sense U2 offers blind users access to social media and YouTube - AME Info (press release) | Visual Impairment | Scoop.it
The Braille Sense U2 offers blind users access to social media and YouTube
AME Info (press release)
"The most frequent question we are regularly asked by blind users is: does the Braille Sense run YouTube?
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Blind people soon able to hear 'silent' cars | New Europe

Blind people soon able to hear 'silent' cars | New Europe | Visual Impairment | Scoop.it
The European Blind Union (EBU) President Wolfgang Angermann welcomed the decision and stated: “Blind and partially sighted people have a right to be out in the streets. Silent cars are dangerous and minimum noise ...
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Blind brain receives 'visual' cues to identify shape - Medical Xpress

Blind brain receives 'visual' cues to identify shape - Medical Xpress | Visual Impairment | Scoop.it
Blind brain receives 'visual' cues to identify shape Medical Xpress A significant number of blind humans, not unlike bats and dolphins, can localize silent objects in their environment simply by making clicking sounds with their mouth and listening...
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Retinal Implant Brings Sight to the Blind - First Coast News

Retinal Implant Brings Sight to the Blind - First Coast News | Visual Impairment | Scoop.it
Retinal Implant Brings Sight to the Blind First Coast News http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/2163124834001/1/Retinal-Implant-Brings-Sight-to-the-Blind http://cdn.newslook.com/b4/b454e483deca988cb5b223d91cd04f7c/images/frame_0005.jpg Retinal...
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