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8 Magnificent Spaces Made from Concrete

8 Magnificent Spaces Made from Concrete

11 October 2017

In a time before modern concrete advancements, like reinforced steel and the Portland cement, immense structures, houses of worship, palaces, tombs, and ceremonial spaces were created using ancient concrete. Many of these structu

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Navigating the World with Echolocation

Navigating the World with Echolocation

17 September 2017

“We are not teaching skills; we are activating neurology." - Daniel Kish There are many ways which we can use our senses to help us in everyday life, but few of us use our hearing to its full potent

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A Few Answers to Common Questions About Being Blind

A Few Answers to Common Questions About Being Blind

10 September 2017

When people enter your life who are differently-abled, like those who are in a wheelchair or those with low vision, you probably have a lot of questions that you would like to ask them about their lives. It is normal hu

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How Blind and Low-Vision Children Learn in School

How Blind and Low-Vision Children Learn in School

03 September 2017

Though many parents simultaneously dread and look forward to the day when their child is old enough to go to school, for children, going to school is a very exciting time in their lives. Getting to spend all day hanging out with

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Is it Time to Install Tactile Warning Tiles?

Is it Time to Install Tactile Warning Tiles?

26 August 2017

As cities all around the world work to transform themselves to be accessible for all by removing barriers for the blind and those with low vision on city sidewalks by installing truncated dome tiles. The truncated domes allow eve

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Concrete: A Sustainable Solution

Concrete: A Sustainable Solution

19 August 2017

Another Earth Day is upon us, and this time of year people all around the world take the time to consider not only their individual impact on the environment, but also how the things we create – both large and small – impact

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A Brief History of the Americans with Disabilities Act

A Brief History of the Americans with Disabilities Act

12 August 2017

In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed to advance equal access to jobs, education public, and accommodation and activities for all citizens with disabilities. The act was designed to correct serious injustices th

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How Blind People Navigate Their Homes

How Blind People Navigate Their Homes

05 August 2017

If you have ever gotten up in the middle of the night, you probably stumbled around a bit and stubbed your toe a few too many times before you finally got to the kitchen or bathroom. Experiences like these often make the sighted

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Exercise for the Blind and Low Vision

Exercise for the Blind and Low Vision

28 July 2017

The dog days of summer are approaching, and everyone is gearing up for swimsuit season. Physical exercise is important to your health and well-being, and when it comes to those without sight, exercise can be a much neglected nece

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Detectable Warning Tiles Around the World

Detectable Warning Tiles Around the World

21 July 2017

Today we see them on most street corners, at crosswalks, in train and bus stations, and just about anywhere necessary to warn pedestrians with visual impairments that there are busy streets, parking lots, or other potentially dan

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