Visual Impairment

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North Woolwich blogger calls for more job opportunities for the blind and partially sighted – Newham Recorder

Now aged 29, blogger Anu lives at home with her mum and dad in North Woolwich where…

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Cheshire East Council launches integrated service for people with vision and hearing loss. – Knutsford Guardian

CHESHIRE East Council has launched an integrated service for people who experience vision and hearing loss. The council…

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1,000 accessible books for young people with visual impairments – Charity Today News

DM Thomas Foundation for Young People has awarded a grant of £6,540 to help provide 1,000 books…

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Award for team helping visually impaired youngsters across Devon – Midweek Herald

A team from Devon Integrated Children’s Services has been recognised for its work to encouraging social inclusion…

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Volunteers needed to foster adorable guide dog puppies in Plymouth – Plymouth Live

Could you look after a life-changing puppy for a year? Charity Guide Dogs is specifically looking for Plymouth-based…

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The hi-tech OXSIGHT glasses helping a visually impaired Hull woman – The Yorkshire Post

A Yorkshire academic has spoken of how a “life-changing” pair of augmented reality glasses are helping her…

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Disability activist responds to viral Facebook meme – BBC News

A partially-sighted student is campaigning online after a picture mocking a woman using a cane while looking…

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Improving GP practice accessibility – Practice Business

Everyone should be able to access their GP practice, regardless of any physical disabilities or impairments, but…

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‘People think you can’t be blind and use a phone’ – BBC News

A photo of a woman using a cane while looking at a mobile phone has been widely…

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“Too visually impaired to drive but not impaired enough for free travel? Minister urged to step in on scheme”. – Thejournal.Ie

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL for the Blind has written to Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty, asking her…

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Bristol Airport introduces new solution for assisting visually impaired passengers – Passenger Terminal Today

Bristol Airport, UK, has launched a new solution to assist visually impaired passengers while at the airport….

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‘Magic baton’ helps blind musicians feel conductor – BBC News

Kyungho Jeon is a virtuoso percussionist from South Korea. He dreams of playing with an orchestra, but his…

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Apple introduces new accessibility tools as it aims to make iPhone and iPad open to everyone – The Independent

There’s something powerful hiding in your iPhone. Buried in the settings – right between the option to…

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Open up workplaces to those with special needs – Daily Monitor

In an age where inclusiveness is the way forward, there is need to cater for the needs…

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A day in the life of a visually impaired fragrance evaluator – Cosmetics Business

Visual impairment often has a negative effect on an individual’s social and working life. However, the flip…

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Technology Free app uses video chat to help the blind, visually impaired with tasks – The Denver Channel

Vencer Cotton may not have his sight, but he does have his skills and tool to help…

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Three (hundred) blind mice help scientists uncover the genes behind vision loss – Daily Mail

They were pests to the farmer’s wife, according to the nursery rhyme. But blind mice have led scientists…

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Visually impaired student is achieving independence with cutting-edge artificial vision technology – ResponseSource

“I feel like I have the confidence and I have the ability to do everything that everyone…

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State-of-the-art centre opens for people with impaired vision – Eastern Daily Press

Opening of the new Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind centre on Dundee Court in King’s…

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Meet the incredible 11-year-old composer behind this Christmas advert – Classic FM

A moving new Christmas advert has been released by Very.co.uk, featuring the talents of a gifted young…

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Global Assistive Technologies For Visual Impairment Market Competition 2018 – Trending Industry, Growth By 2023, Outlook & Forecast – Perfect Observer

The global “Assistive Technologies for Visual Impairment” market examine report depicts a profound investigation of the global…

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How a Progressive, Sight-Stealing Condition Turned This Man Into a Cyclist – Bicycling

While Lawrence Penney may have lost his peripheral vision, he doesn’t let that slow him down. The Canadian…

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Blind British man climbs Europe’s highest mountain – BBC News

A 23-year-old is thought to have become the first blind British man to reach the summit of…

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Chichester to lead research into how blind football should be classified – Chichester Observer

The University of Chichester has been chosen to lead innovative research into a developing a sports-specific classification…

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Paws for thought: Plea over parked car guide dog risk – BBC News

Motorists parking their cars across pavements are causing serious issues for people with impaired vision. Guide dogs are…

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One step closer to creating the world’s first bionic EYE: Scientists 3D print a prototype ‘eyeball’ – Daily Mail

Scientists have taken another important step towards building the world’s first bionic eye, which could give millions…

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Bristol student who lives with painful illness has an inspiring message for you – Bristol Live

“Every day is ordinary until it isn’t. You will face obstacles along the way but you’ve got…

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Google adds support for hearing aids to Android with open specification – Trusted Reviews

Smartphone manufacturers have been pretty active when it comes to dealing with visual impairment, with Android and…

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Study examines how people adapt to post stroke visual impairments – University of Liverpool

A new University of Liverpool study, published in Wiley Brain and Behaviour, examines the factors that influence…

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Meet the guide dogs who can also reduce stress – both at home and in the office – Grimsby Live

Commonly referred to as ‘man’s best friend’, dogs can provide many benefits to their human companions. As…

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9 things I’ve learnt about applying makeup with a visual impairment – Cosmopolitan

Lets be honest. Who hasn’t smudged their mascara or made their eyeliner too thick? I love makeup, like…

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Strand installs closed captioning, visual-impairment assist technology – Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

The Strand Theatre has installed closed captioning and visual-impairment assist technology in its auditorium to allow patrons…

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Rise in pupils with visual impairments – BBC News

The number of children with a significant visual impairment has doubled in Scotland’s schools over the past…

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Touching Masterpieces Lets The Visually Impaired Touch Famous Artwork – VRFocus

Thanks to virtual reality (VR) and haptic feedback, Touching Masterpieces is allowing those with visual impairment to…

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Winter Paralympics: Menna Fitzpatrick and Millie Knight – GB’s fearless Para skiers – BBC Sport

Seven medals – two athletes. Great Britain’s medal success at the Winter Paralympics was dominated by two…

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Blind people could have sight restored after stem cell trial success – The Independent

Patients have had their sight restored in a pioneering trial in which stem cells were used to…

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New Technology Lets Blind Gamers Play Racing Video Games – HuffPost UK

A PhD candidate in computer science at Columbia Engineering has developed a powerful new piece of software…

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World’s first Para-football national association launched in Scotland – BBC Sport

The world’s first national association dedicated to Para-football is to be created by the Scottish Football Association. It…

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Warwick riding school helps Angel grow in confidence – Leamington Courier

Instrutors at a Warwick riding school have been thanked for helping to transform the life of a…

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The blind charity leading the way in Dewsbury – Dewsbury Reporter

Blind and visually impaired people are celebrating the expansion of a Kirklees charity designed to improve their…

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An all-seeing camera – Optometry Today

01 Orcam was established in 2010 with the purpose of applying computer vision and artificial intelligence for people with disabilities. As a company, Orcam…

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FDA approves gene therapy for a type of blindness – CNN

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a gene therapy treatment for patients with a rare inherited eye disease. Voretigene neparvovec, which will…

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Improving accessibility for disabled passengers – Buying Business Travel

Clare Jenkinson, senior destinations and sustainability manager at ABTA, looks at how airports are improving their accessibility for passengers with disabilities. The recent Civil…

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Services for disabled children in Oxfordshire criticised – BBC News

Services for children with disabilities and special educational needs in Oxfordshire have “significant areas of weakness” according to inspectors. A joint inspection by Ofsted…

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OrCam’s MyEye for the visually impaired: ‘It’s opened up a whole new world’ – The Guardian

When Claire Bowes was 15 she lost her sight the instant the Real IRA let a bomb off in the small town of…

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FEATURE: Visual aid network poised to venture into Dewsbury – Dewsbury Reporter

Expansion Of Visual Impairment Group A group that aids people with visual impairments is expanding into North Kirklees in the new year, thanks to…

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Why a trendy Plymouth cafe plans to host dinner in complete darkness – Plymouth Herald

Diners are being invited to a newly opened cafe to have dinner in complete darkness. Cafe Fandom are hoping to raise awareness of visual…

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New chief executive of Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind throws down gauntlet to Norwich city planners – Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Gina Dormer started in her role in August and has now “thrown down a gauntlet” for council officers. “Walk in someone’s shoes with a…

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I wanted to work but 250 employers couldn’t see past my visual impairment – Metro

When I was 13, I lost the vast majority of my sight to a rare genetic disorder leaving me visually impaired. I’m now registered…

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I’m Training To Be A Computer Programmer And My Visual Impairment Cannot Stop Me – Youth Ki Awaaz

This is the story of Vidhya Y, a second-year student of M.Sc. Digital Society from the International Institute of Information Technology (IIT), Bangalore….

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