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Photo exhibitions by the blind: “A World Seen Through the Heart” - A photo exhibit in Korea showcases the works of photographers who are visually impaired. The photos represent a passion for things that they cannot see, and so their pictures show things that they feel, touching the hearts of all those who see them.
How Lydia opened up a whole world of music to touch the lives of people who are blind - Lydia Machell from Leeds, has developed a computer system to translate music scores into Braille notation for people who are blind and partially-sighted.
Quilters don’t let vision problems stop them from creating - Every Monday, a group of women who are visually impaired or blind meet to make quilts of vivid hues seen almost entirely in their imaginations alone, guided by touch and perception.
Ottawa ordered to make its websites more accessible to visually impaired - A woman has won a legal challenge against the federal government, which a court ordered on Monday to make its websites accessible within 15 months to Canadians who are visually impaired.
FDA approves study of embryonic stem cells to treat juvenile macular degeneration - The FDA has approved Advanced Cell Technology’s investigational new drug application to launch the first clinical trial using retinal cells derived from human embryonic stem cells for treating Stargardt’s macular dystrophy.