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  • Blind Iowans get gun permits
    Blind Iowans are being granted gun permits
    Iowa is granting gun permits to blind people. Yes, you read that correctly. Let me repeat that bit of news: Iowa is granting gun permits to blind people.According to a June 23 report from, Iowa is granting permits to purchase and carry...
  • Cooking using a cast-iron skillet
    Five helpful cooking tips for the blind and visually impaired
    Whether you've recently become visually impaired or have been for years, cooking can be a challenge. Below are five tips that should make your culinary adventures run a little more smoothly.
  • Albert Rizzi and Doxy
    US Airways, blind man settle lawsuit over man's being kicked off plane
    US Airways and a blind man recently settled a lawsuit regarding a Nov. 2013 incident that resulted in the man and his service dog being escorted off the plane before the pair reached their final destination.The man, Albert Rizzi, posted a Facebook...
  • iBrailler
    More than meets the eye: app for the blind
    Sohan Dharmaraja, an engineer from Stanford University, produced an app specifically designed for visually impaired persons known as iBrailler Notes. In providing new tools and more flexibility, the app is a medium that integrates those that have...
  • Smiley Blind golden retriever
    'Smiley': Blind golden retriever born without eyes works as lovable therapy dog
    Smiley is about to put a smile on your face. As a blind golden retriever, Smiley works as a therapy dog – brightening the day for nursing home residents and young patients in the hospital. The 12-year-old retriever was born with dwarfism and...
  • Dementia Dog
    Dementia Dog
    There are so many service dogs for different kinds of disabilities. And each day, it seems, there is a new task or emotional attribute help from a service dog. So why we are surprised to find Scotland has begun the work of testing service dogs for...
  • Blind Love Slaves
    Blind Love Slaves
    We have absolutely no control over who will be attracted to. Our innate sensual desires are delegated and determined by an infinite photon ionic honing mechanism, (a sacredly solicited sexual device) which scouts the universe for the most...
  • Blind woman: Baby boy is this mom's first sight, ever. WATCH her awed reaction
    Blind woman: Baby boy is this mom's first sight, ever. WATCH her awed reaction
    A blind woman was able to “open” her eyes to a most precious sight – her infant baby boy. Can there be anything more inspiring than gazing down at your own tiny son? For Ontario mother Kathy Beitz, the moment was amplified by the...
  • What does it take to be a service dog
    What does it take to be a service dog
    There is a lot of conversation regarding ‘service dogs’ right now. We see stories on the Internet and on the news regarding both extremes of this business. Make no mistake it is a business, but so are churches. We have heard a lot of...
  • Richard Bernstein, former personal injury lawyer, joins Michigan Supreme Court
    Richard Bernstein, former personal injury lawyer, joins Michigan Supreme Court
    That he hasn’t yet been sworn in conceivably demands that his critics suspend judgment, at least until mid-January when Michigan’s highest court begins to hear arguments in 10 different cases. Richard Bernstein’s resume, however,...
  • The Perkins School's multisensory model, which offers audio, tactile and visual cues for inclusive interaction.
    3-D talking map created to help people with vision loss navigate
    Developers at the University at Buffalo’s Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center) in partnership with Touch Graphics Inc. have created a 3-D map that can vocalize directions and provided building information when...
  • NFB
    National Federation of the Blind hosts 8th annual NFB Blind Community Picnic
    Join the members of the National Federation of the Blind's Greater Jacksonville chapter on Oct. 11 for a community picnic.Guests at the picnic will enjoy food, trivia, Bingo, music, and kids' activities. This free event is open to blind or...
  • The Way He Looks
    Review: The Way He Looks/Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho (feature film)
    If you were enchanted by the short [[I Don't Want to Go Back Alone (Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho)]] a few years ago, you are going to love the feature film. With over three million views on YouTube, filmmakers took the hint and gave crowds what...
  • Cornhole Tournament
    Cornhole Tourney to raise funds for Guide Dogs of America
    A "Battle of the Boards" cornhole tournament September 6 will benefit Guide Dogs of America, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing guide dogs, free of charge, to blind and visually impaired men and women from the United States...
  • NRA Misfires With ‘Firearms And The Blind’ Video
    NRA Misfires With ‘Firearms And The Blind’ Video
    In marketing, a desperate ad campaign used by a dying business is called “jump the shark.” A better (and more fitting) term for NRA’s latest trick, though, might be “shoot yourself in the foot.”And even though the...
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