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Give the gift of braille for World Braille Day


Today, January 4th is World Braille Day, an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on the importance of Braille Literacy. Braille always has been and always will be more than just a tool for blind individuals who use it. Braille represents competency, independence, and equality. To mark this important event, HumanWare encourages everyone […]

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International Guide Dog Day 2016

Picture2 International Guide Dog Day is a day set aside to celebrate the empowering effect of Guide Dogs on the lives of visually impaired in our communities. Guide Dogs and their owners who are visually impaired work together as a partnership to navigate their daily routes. A Guide Dog provides Independence, Mobility and Companionship to their [...]
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For centuries the dog has been a companion and aid to visually impaired people. Throughout the ages, art and literature have placed the dog at the visually impaired person’s side. There is a painting in the Louvre, in Paris, depicting a visually impaired man and his “Guide Dog” painted by Chardin in the mid 1700’s. […]

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JOIN US FOR THIS LIVE WEB EVENT with Dr. Andy Rosenfarb, ND, L.Ac.


ACUPUNCTURE FOR MACULAR DEGENERATION AND CATARACTS Including Information You Can Use At Home To Help Your Eyes Wednesday, February 4, 2015 8:00 PM (Eastern time) 5:00 PM (Pacific time) (Click here to find the time in your location) Reserve Your Space Now! “Hi! I’m Dr. Andy Rosenfarb and you’re one quick step away from getting […]

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International White Cane day Also called ‘White Cane Safety day’ 15th October


A symbol of blindness and a tool to independence The white stick and then the white cane have been associated with blindness since the 1920’s. There was a claim that James Biggs from the UK invented the white cane. After an accident when he lost his sight he decided to paint his stick white to […]

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Focusing on vision impairment for World Sight Day 2014

World Sight Day 2014, October 9 focuses on drawing attention to blindness and vision impairment. In low and middle countries alone 180 million children would benefit from vision correction. The impact of this on education outcomes is profound, poor child vision excludes children from learning and taking full advantage of what may be their only opportunity to participate in school. Read more […]

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Vibrating clothes could help blind people navigate

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The Eyeronman system combines a variety of distance and ranging sensors to help its wearer navigate obstacles.Tactile Navigation Tools Today’s prosthetic limbs restore many of the functions of missing limbs, but technology for overcoming blindness remains limited. Now, a team of researchers hopes to change that, by developing high-tech clothing that could help visually impaired […]

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Blind Kiwi off to US Space Camp


INTO ORBIT: Blind Wellington schoolgirl Renee Patete is getting ready for takeoff after winning a scholarship to the United States Space Camp’s course for the visually impaired. A blind Wellington schoolgirl is set to go into orbit after winning a coveted scholarship to attend Space Camp in the United States, which she calls “Disneyland for […]

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2014 World Sight Day

World Sight Day 2014

World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. World Sight Day 2014 is on 9 October 2014. 2014 is the first year of the WHO Global Action Plan and IAPB encourages our members and partners to continue with our rolling theme: Universal […]

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Helen Keller International


We are excited to be featured in a special supplement on vision health appearing nationally in today’s edition of  USA Today. Read our article, A Clear Vision for Success at School, for information and advice about the connection between clear vision and academic success. If you are in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, […]

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