25 Jan

Accessibility Conferences to Attend in 2019


Creating a world that is accessible to everyone, with or without disabilities, takes innovation and drive. Conferences highlight emerging technologies in order to enhance the lives of people living with impairments. These conferences are the perfect platform for cities and businesses to learn how to become more accessible to everyone.

Attend one of the conferences below to find out what’s on the horizon for assistive digital technologies, education, and city accessibility.

10 Jan

How Are Airports Becoming More Accessible to People with Impairments?


When the United States passed the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), it became illegal for airlines to discriminate against passengers who had an impairment. The law applies to any airline that provides air transportation to, from, or within the United States. Not only does this law cut down on discrimination, but it also requires airlines to provide assistance for passengers, such as a wheelchair, guided assistance for all areas of boarding, or seating accommodation.

14 Dec

A Glimpse into How a Blind Person Navigates the World (Part 2)


People who lose their vision, whether at birth or later in life, must learn how to navigate the world a little bit differently. For those with vision, it can be difficult to understand how someone with limited or no sight sees the world. Yet, people with blindness live full, independent lives just like the rest of us. And this guide will help you to better understand the ends and outs of a world without sight.

07 Dec

The Etiquette for Interacting with a Blind Person


Just as societies innately understand the subtle rules of social interaction, there is also an etiquette for interacting with a blind person or someone with low vision. People with vision often struggle to interact with others who have vision impairment. People freeze, uncertain of what to do, or communicate in a demoralizing way. But that doesn’t have to be the case.

People with vision need to know how to best interact with someone who cannot see, and these social cues can be a helpful guide to making a city more accessible.

19 Nov

South Korea's Commitment to Expanding ADA Compliant Public Transportation to Disabled Riders


Around the world, cities and countries are working hard to make transportation accessible to the disabled. This is very apparent in South Korea, where a number of steps are being taken to ensure everyone can get where they need to go, no matter their abilities. 

16 Oct

6 Ways to Protect Your Vision Ability


The ability to see the world around us is a thing many sighted people take for granted. However, ask any blind person and they’ll tell you that while they’re resilient and have found ways to adapt, eyesight is definitely something you want to hold onto if possible. After all, learning to live without sight is no easy feat, and going through life without one of your senses leaves you deprived of certain experiences.

01 Oct

4 Things the State is Doing to Accommodate Blind Californians


For those who have just found out they’ve lost their sight or will lose it at some point, the future can be a scary thing. The thought of going through life with low- or no vision will often lead people to lean fully on those they love and trust. This is understandable but not necessarily the best thing to do. After all, nobody wants to rely on their family and friends to take care of their every need.

16 Sep

3 Companies Working to Improve Quality of Life for People with Low Vision


Everyone deserves to lead a full and wonderful life. Unfortunately, many individuals with visual impairments find that leading a high-quality life is much more challenging. After all, the simplest of tasks are made difficult when you’re living with low vision. This means that even something such as leaving the house is an ordeal.

 

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16 Aug

What Role will Augmented Reality Play in Helping Blind and Low-Vision people "See"?


Technology is an amazing thing and the advances it’s made in recent years are truly incredible. Many of these technological advances have included conveniences, while others are based purely on fun. The most incredible and wonderful, however, are those that have helped less-abled people have access to things, places, and abilities they could never have dreamt of even a few short years ago.

12 Dec

The Future of Mass Transit and Detectable Warnings


Most people would agree we all have the right to get out and about. For obvious reasons, this is a bit more difficult for individuals with low or no vision. That said, it is completely possible for a blind person to navigate their way around a city and thanks to ever-improving ADA requirements, this is becoming easier and easier for them to do.