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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…
Caption: Thomas Panek runs with his running guide, Blaze, a Labrador retriever, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Central Park in New York. Panek, a blind runner with a wall full of ribbons from marathons he…
Caption: Haben Girma, disability rights advocate.   The first deaf-blind student to graduate Harvard Law School wants everyone to join the fight for more accessibility: ‘I’ve been advocating for years.…
Article courtesy of CBS News At age 45, Chris Downey had pretty much constructed the life he'd always wanted. An architect with a good job at a small housing firm outside San Francisco, he was happily…
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