Human Interest

US stem cell company given green light for blindness trials

US stem cell company given green light for blindness trials - US company StemCells Inc have received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorization to carry out clinical trials of their treatment for a leading cause of blindness in over 55-year-olds.

Bowling available in Wheaton, Illinois for people who are visually impaired

Bowling available in Wheaton, Illinois for people who are visually impaired - The Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA) is offering a bowling program in suburban Wheaton for individuals with visual impairments - maybe there’s a similar program in your area!

Sustainable ‘Square Off’ toy to assist visually impaired children

Sustainable ‘Square Off’ toy to assist visually impaired children - Although all children enjoy playing with toys, getting the right toys for visually impaired children is a challenge as the regular markets do not generally cater to their needs.  Check out the Square Off, a unique toy that has been crafted keeping in mind various developmental factors of kids who are visually challenged.

A new mission to help blind

A new mission to help blind - Five university students are on a mission to breakdown social barriers in a bid to help Bahrain’s visually impaired.  They have launched a nationwide campaign, White Stick Project: Let’s Walk Together, to leave a lasting impact on the lives of the blind through interactive activities, awareness programs, walkathons and fundraisers.

Capturing dinosaurs and whales, without seeing them

Capturing dinosaurs and whales, without seeing them - A group of nine blind photographers visited the Museum of Natural History on a photography class field trip, offered through Visions, an organization based in Manhattan that provides services for the visually impaired.

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