Human Interest

Beauty tips benefit visually impaired

Beauty tips benefit visually impaired - Participants were pampered and learned helpful cosmetology techniques at a “Beauty for the Blind” event at the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired.  Here’s a related link that provides eye makeup tips for the visually impaired.

Art exhibition for visually impaired

Art exhibition for visually impaired - An art exhibition in Sydney has been created especially for blind people, emphasizing the importance of light for the visually impaired.

Girl Scout aims to enhance books for visually impaired

Girl Scout aims to enhance books for visually impaired - Rebecca Baumgarten, a ninth grader, created five “bag books” for visually impaired and blind children ages 3 to 6 to enjoy like their sighted peers.  The fabric bags contain books and objects from the books so a child can make a tactile connection as the story is being read, along with Braille strips above each page.

YouTube: Programming for blind & visually impaired developers

YouTube: Programming for blind & visually impaired developers - Watch the video of the 2012 Blind and Visually Impaired computer Programming (BVIP 2012) camp at the Washington State School for the Blind.

Artist uses wearable telescopes to correct macular degeneration

Artist uses wearable telescopes to correct macular degeneration - Although similar devices have been around for decades, painter Beverly Mastrim was prescribed a set of lenses that are essentially small telescopes with her prescription and bifocals built in, allowing her to see far and paint up close.

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