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Article by Ran Ronan/Courtesy of Forbes For most people, the internet is a ubiquitous social hub, economic driver and professional facilitator as billions of people access web content every day. In fact,…
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Skiing — and life — are all about “managing the unexpected,” according to Chad Foster. Especially when you can’t see where you’re going. Foster would know: The avid skier, motivational…
Caption: Samsung is working to enable its TVs to recognize sign language for commands like "turn on the television." "Samsung's TV lineup is about to become a lot more accessible for people with low vision…
According to BusinessWire, "For the first time in Macy’s Parade broadcast history, in an effort to create a more inclusive experience for blind and visually impaired viewers, NBCUniversal is proud to present…
Caption: Earth Kidkul (pictured right) at the Braille Institute.  Ask anyone who was around before smartphones, and they'll tell you life was different. But for Nutsiri "Earth" Kidkul, who went blind…
Today about 130,000 U.S. veterans are legally blind, according to the Blind Rehabilitation Services at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, while more than a million now live with low vision that causes…
Caption: AI suitcase -- Designed in a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University, IBM and a number of other Japanese companies, this smart suitcase is designed to help visually impaired people navigate…
Caption: After battling anxiety and depression from losing her eyesight, Anastasia Pagonis found joy in competitive swimming. New York resident Anastasia Pagonis cheered for the New York Islanders long…
Caption: Percussionist Kyungho Jeon When Kyungho Jeon was young, he dreamed of playing in an orchestra, but his teachers feared it would be too difficult -- not because he lacked musical talent, but because…
Lego has unveiled a new project aimed at helping blind and visually impaired children learn Braille in a "playful and engaging way." Lego Braille Bricks, a concept originally proposed to the toy company…
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