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The Day I Was Told I Was Going Blind From Diabetic Retinopathy

I've always believed in preventative health care. And as a person with Type 1 diabetes, every year I would see my ophthalmologist for a thorough eye exam. After each visit, I typically felt giddy and celebratory, always leaving the office with a good report; "Nothing to see here... see you next …

Did you know that smoking can harm your vision? Learn how...

The Great American Smokeout is Thursday, Nov. 19. Don't wimp out - quit smoking and save your eyesight!

Blind Man Regains Sight After 33 Years With 'Bionic Eye'

Larry Hester was 33 years old when he got horrible news.<p>“The ophthalmologist said, ‘You're going to go blind,’” Hester recalled of his diagnosis of …

Experience: I banged my head and went blind 30 years later

Photograph: Kristina Sälgvik for the Guardian<p>‘I fell 20ft into some bushes, banging my head on a tree branch. A twig snapped and went up my nose.’ Kristina Sälgvik for the …

Going to College with a Disability

<i>by Eva Sweeney, Hannah Langlie, Julie McGinnity and GimpGirl Community</i>Transitioning from adolescence to college (or university) life is scary at …

This Artist Started Painting Gorgeous Art After He Went Blind

John Bramblitt uses textures to guide him stroke by stroke.<p>Over the years, he's worked on different techniques to master painting, with textures as a guide.<p>He mixes paint himself so he can control when it will dry, and even choose to use lines that are raised at first, but later flatten.<p>As for …

Tactile Smart-Timepiece

Braille Smart Gear is the latest in the trend of wearable smart devices, but focuses on usability for those with sight impairments. Using a …

Embryonic stem cells could help restore sight to blind

Scientists have shown that light-sensitive retinal cells, grown in the lab from stem cells, can successfully integrate into the eye when implanted into blind mice. The technique opens up the possibility that a similar treatment could help people who have become blind through damage to their retinas …

What it's like to go blind - Vox

To many sighted people, the prospect of going blind is terrifying. They think about what they would lose: independence, visual beauty, reading labels at Costco. Pretty awful, huh?<p>I can speak with some authority on this matter since I have retinitis pigmentosa, a condition that has caused me to lose …

Mind

BrailleNote Apex from HumanWare

eBraille Project - Intro to the Braillenote Apex

History of Braille

Braille History – French Military Combat Code Evolves to Bring Literacy and Independence to Millions<p>What is Braille?<p>Braille is a system of touch …

How Running Helps Students Who are Blind

Self confidence, weight loss among the benefits at oldest U.S. school for the blind.<p>In his bright yellow sweatshirt, Omar Jomaa is a blur as he speeds around the track.<p>On closer look, Jomaa, 19, takes unusually short strides. And he’s holding onto a guide rail with his left hand as he runs.<p>Jomaa is …

Weight Loss

Macular degeneration: Cholesterol drugs 'may save sight'

<b>Eye drops designed to lower cholesterol may be able to prevent one of the most common forms of blindness, according to US researchers.</b><p>They showed how high cholesterol levels could affect the immune system and lead to macular degeneration.<p>Tests on mice and humans, published in the journal Cell …

Implantable Telescope Lens to Treat Macular Degeneration Available at Johns Hopkins

Approximately two million Americans who have the advanced form of AMD, which affects the region of the retina responsible for central, detailed …

City experts in sight loss breakthrough

EYE experts in Southampton have discovered that liver transplant patients have a greater risk of sight loss.<p>The unexpected revelation by a team at …

Making a car for blind drivers - Dennis Hong

Using robotics, laser rangefinders, GPS and smart feedback tools, Dennis Hong is building a car for drivers who are blind. It's not a "self-driving" …

A Buzzing Sonar Watch That Helps Blind People Navigate

Like bats and dolphins, humans have been known to use echolocation to navigate their environment. This is most common among visually impaired people, …

Robots to help out blind shoppers

<b>Computer scientists in the US have developed a robot that could help blind people to shop or find their way around large buildings.</b><p>It uses radio frequency identification tags to locate items and a laser range finder to avoid collisions.<p>It was created by professor Vladimir Kulyukin at Utah State …

Say hello to the world’s first braille tablet

Posted:30 January 2015<p>Braille has just got a lot smarter with a brand new tablet that lets you to read in the tactile text<p>A handheld tablet is …

Is Braille Obsolete?

<i>This story is part of New Tech City's series on education and technology.</i><p><b>Today's show has a lot to do with audio and sound, so we encourage you to listen to the full episode! Hear it in the player above and anywhere you get your podcasts (iTunes, or on Stitcher, TuneIn, I Heart Radio, or RSS …

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milestone momentCentre Clears Decks For Indu Malhotra to be First Woman Lawyer Elevated Directly as SC Judge<p>midas touch<p>MS Dhoni Finishes Game With a …

Wearable Camera Helps Prevent The Blind From Bumping Into Objects

There are a lot of solutions created to help the blind “see” and the latest comes in the form of a wearable camera developed by scientists from …

3D Printed Bionic Eye Seeks to Allow People with Vision Loss to See Again

3D Printing is such an amazing technology. I can’t emphasize it enough. Each and every day I am surprised by the ways in which this technology is …

Is That $1 or $5? Ask This Money Reader For The Blind

The uniformity of dollar bills is great for shoving them all in your wallet after you buy a sandwich. It's not great, however, if you're one of the over 14 million Americans with vision loss and can't tell the denomination.<p>From a $1 to a $100, "it weighs the same initially, it's the same …

An End to Blindness?

New technologies could save the eyesight of millions

Device Trains Blind People To 'See' By Listening

Seeing without sight<p>Researchers have found that newly blind people can learn to "see" with their ears. The key: technology called sensory substitution devices (SSDs) that can convert visual stimuli into aural representations of the surroundings, allowing users to reacquire lost abilities; a blind …

This Gadget Could Revolutionize How the Blind Learn Braille

The Braille Writing Tutor provides guided practice for beginners learning to write braille.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

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