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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…
As more Americans don face masks to venture outside during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of those who wear glasses are finding that their lenses fog up. It's a problem that bespectacled surgeons, as well…
Microsoft AI for Accessibility is funding the ORBIT research project, which is enlisting the help of people who are blind or low vision to build a new dataset. People who are blind or low vision can contribute…
Since it was invented 200 years ago, braille has been helping people with visual impairments by providing a tactile writing system they can read with their fingers. Now, braille may receive a distinctly…
A new approach that involves dynamic stimulation of the visual cortex can allow blind people to recognize various letter shapes, researchers report.
Caption:  A new design for an artificial eyeball (illustrated) could someday give keen eyesight to androids, or be used as a high-tech prosthetic. Photo from YAYING XU, © OFANTASTIC COLOR ANIMATION TECHNOLOGY…
A new study suggests that a molecule that usually suppresses harmful blood vessel growth may do the opposite in a type of sight loss called age-related macular degeneration (AMD). If confirmed in future…
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