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What Cities Can Do to Improve Accessibility for the Disabled

What Cities Can Do to Improve Accessibility for the Disabled

16 June 2017

In a time when the modern global citizen seeks inclusion and the dissolution of prejudices for all—not just in the USA, but on a global scale—there is often a group that is widely overlooked in the equation. The old tenant of

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Unified English Braille: A Long Time Coming

Unified English Braille: A Long Time Coming

08 June 2017

"We, the blind, are as indebted to Louis Braille as mankind is to Gutenberg." – Helen Keller   A change has come to the English language recently, and though it may go unnoticed by the g

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Obstacles for the Blind in the Internet Age

Obstacles for the Blind in the Internet Age

01 June 2017

Obstacles for the Blind in the Internet Age   When the world is at your fingertips, as it is for anyone who has access to the internet, it is easy to take for granted just how much of our lives are spent on the

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Famous People Who You Did Not Know Were Visually Impaired

Famous People Who You Did Not Know Were Visually Impaired

25 May 2017

Famous People Who You Did Not Know Were Visually Impaired Everyone was taught about the inspiring life of Helen Keller, American activist and author, while they were in school. We were all blown away when we heard the s

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The Road to Healthy Vision

The Road to Healthy Vision

18 May 2017

May is Healthy Vision Month, and that means not only recognizing the importance of proper eye care and healthy vision practices, but also exploring why we need to pay attention to our eye health and the role of healthy eye care p

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Concrete Goes High-Tech

Concrete Goes High-Tech

11 May 2017

There have been a lot of articles of late about how materials of the future will come to reign the urban design landscape. From buildings that “sweat” collected rain to cool off their interiors naturally, to the “nanomateri

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Seeing Eye Service Animals You Didn’t Know About

Seeing Eye Service Animals You Didn’t Know About

06 May 2017

When you think about a seeing-eye animal – those service animals that provide guidance assistance to the visually impaired people throughout the world – you very likely think of the classic image of a golden retriever. Those

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4 Significant Technologies for the Visually Impaired

4 Significant Technologies for the Visually Impaired

14 April 2017

Technology’s soft edge has helped to improve daily living for individuals with special challenges, and the assistive equipment produced as a result of research and design is a visually impaired individual’s best friend couple

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Evolution of the Detectable Warning Surfaces

Evolution of the Detectable Warning Surfaces

07 April 2017

City blocks all around the world take various forms. Some have curbs and ramps; some have freshly poured concrete, and others may still have old-fashioned cobblestone lining their streets. Some sidewalks and pedestrian walking ar

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Ways to Make Your Community More Livable for the Visually Impaired

Ways to Make Your Community More Livable for the Visually Impaired

30 March 2017

Nearly 7 million Americans live with some form of visual impairment, so chances are good that someone in your community has a form of low vision, is legally blind, or perhaps completely blind. Mobility and the freedom to walk saf

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