Human Interest

Sonar sticks use ultrasound to guide blind people

Sonar sticks use ultrasound to guide blind people - The “Smartcane” has been developed in India as a low-cost smart technology to provide independent mobility for people who are blind.

Picture books for visually impaired kids go 3-D

Picture books for visually impaired kids go 3-D - A University of Colorado Boulder team printed the first 3D version of the children’s classic book “Goodnight Moon”, allowing visually impaired children and their families to touch objects in the story - like the cow jumping over the moon - as it is read aloud.

Augusta clinic lets blind, visually impaired practice golf

Augusta clinic lets blind, visually impaired practice golf - 30 blind and visually impaired golfers participated in the close of Envision’s summer golf clinic, completing a nine-hole golf tournament at Augusta Country Club.

‘Describers’ to help visually impaired opera lovers

‘Describers’ to help visually impaired opera lovers - New Zealand Opera is offering a free audio description service for people who are blind or visually impaired attending La Traviata.

Blind batter aims to get others back in the game

Blind batter aims to get others back in the game - Willie Scales is trying revive interest in beep baseball, organizing a team in his town called the Daytona Bats.

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