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Garry Shandling: A Life in Pictures

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Swipe: Phone Apps Open Doors For Blind People

Technology for the visually impaired was once expensive - but now, smartphones are making such essential tools more accessible.


This incredible smartwatch converts texts and emails into braille.

There hasn't really been a true innovation in technology for the blind in 15 years. Until now.<p>When Eric Ju Yoon Kim was in college at the University …


Texas A&M's 3D Braille Printer Can Print on Any Curved or Flat Plastic Surface

Braille printing on a a polycarbonate (PC) based common CD case<p>As technology improves, so do the lives of those individuals living with disabilities …

3D Printing

Infographics Should Be Accessible to All by @Tessedel

<i>By Tess Pajaron</i><p>As soon as infographics made their first appearance on the web, people immediately recognized their usefulness for conveying complex …

Israel says Syria's Assad may be left with rump state | Reuters

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - A senior Israeli defense official said President Bashar al-Assad controlled just a fifth of Syria and may end up in charge of a rump state dominated by his minority Alawite sect.<p>Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Venezuelan state television …

Middle East

Has air travel improved for passengers with a disability?

A Civil Aviation Authority survey on attitudes to air travel has found that, among people who rarely fly, those with a disability are 13% less likely to board a plane caused by fear that they may not get the help they need.<p>Following complaints from disabled passengers about airlines and airports …

Civil Aviation

Illiterate No More

<b>by Ronald A. Owens</b><p><b>From the Editor: Ron Owens is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Federation of the Blind of Arkansas. His state</b> …

Enhanced Rubik's Cube Features Braille Numbers for the Visually Impaired

If you’ve ever tried to master the Rubik’s Cube and failed, you’re not alone. It has been estimated that only about 5.8% of the people the world over …


Google’s Guide To Designing With Empathy

Designers can reach over 1 billion people just by keeping accessibility in mind, says Google’s Astrid Weber and Jen Devins.<p>According to the World Health Organization, more than 1 billion people worldwide have a disability. To Astrid Weber and Jen Devins, Google’s resident accessibility experts, …


Braille and typography

Since almost 200 years, the Braille system is reigning on the visually-impaired people’s literacy. Braille is a tactile and writing (and printing) …

Touch and taste - Braille menus launch in the Cape Winelands

© Barbara Helgason –<p>The Cape Winelands Braille Menu BRE Project is done in partnership with Worcester Tourism, Breede Valley Local …

How do blind people find braille?

The 26-year-old Sydney woman was born completely blind. “When the other children learned to read print [at school], I learned to read braille,” she …

NorCal Prisoners Transcribe Books Into Braille For Blind Students

<b>FOLSOM ( —</b> Northern California prisoners are part of a nationwide effort to ensure blind students receive quality textbooks at …

Cartão de visita em #Braille. Pena que não deu tempo de mostrar pra alguém que iria adorar.

Listen and Record Wallpaper

This wall treatment tells a story in braille — designed by Ilias Fotopolous. Brilliant. Read more about it on his website.


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Obama Administration Stalls Blind Rights Treaty For Another Year

WASHINGTON -- Delegates from the United States and the European Union have managed to delay a key human rights treaty for the blind until at least 2013. Talks to secure a deal ended on Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland, without agreement on draft language.<p>The U.S. and European blockade is supported …

iPhone Maps For The Blind, Using Haptic Tech

Moving pins on a perforated screen gives the visually impaired a constantly updated way to navigate the urban environment.<p>Imagine an urban route you know well–extremely well. It’s the kind of comfortable path you walk from your front door to the bus stop five days a week, or the shortcut you follow …