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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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Facebook Artificial Intelligence: A Game-Changer for the Blind Community

Facebook Artificial Intelligence: A Game-Changer for the Blind Community

17 July 2017

  People around the world may not be able to speak the same language as one another, but even when language barriers keep us from telling the whole story, images are there to give nuance, explanation, and clarity. A s

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The Freedom to Run

The Freedom to Run

10 July 2017

Simon Wheatcroft is making some big headlines around the world, and if you have never heard his name before, we promise that this will not be the last time that you do. Simon Wheatcroft has been working with a team of IBM develop

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Coping with Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder

Coping with Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder

30 June 2017

There are many challenges which blind people face in the waking world, from the slow progress of assistive technology for internet navigation to outdated city sidewalks which do not include underfoot truncated paving domes to ens

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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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