Amid V.A. Scandal, Blind Veterans Group Promises to Keep Advocating

Amongst the recent Department of Veterans Affairs scandal, the leading blind veteran’s organization said Friday that so far they have received no complaints of members being left off waiting list at hospitals, but vowed to continue to be on the lookout.
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Finding a Solution: A Netflix For The Blind?

Three years ago, Kevin Shaw was trying to find descriptive audio on a DVD. When He couldn’t find it, he tried browsing ITunes and other websites for the same movie. He felt out of the culture—one at least in North America– that is dominated by conversations about movies and TV shows that are popular.
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Two brothers practicing Judo on mat.

Riding For Them: Bringing Awareness to Blind Judo

Water will be low, snacks will be lite, legs will be tired, but Peter and Janos Kabai’s sense of purpose when biking on the Alaska Highway-one filled with narrow and sometimes unpaved roads, traveled by big trucks- will be plenty, especially when they remember why they’re doing it.
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Should Blind, Deaf Experience be Required for School’s Superintendent?

According to a draft job description for Iowa’s schools for the deaf and blind, the superintendent doesn’t necessarily have to have experience teaching blind and deaf students. They don’t even have to have had any formal dealings with blind and deaf students. What’s the reason why the Iowa Board of Regents and the 16-person search committee, which includes educators, parents and administrators, decided not to include experience as a requirement?

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Academic Bowl Gives Deaf Teens a Rare Opportunity

Whether it’s playing on their high school football, basketball, baseball, swimming or another sports club, deaf teens have a decent chance to compete in athletic activities. When it comes to academic competitions however, many of those same teens find themselves on the back-burner.

For the most part.
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6 Ways the Blind and Visually Impaired can Enjoy the Super Bowl

Super Bowl XLVIII will be a national event with over 100 million people expected to tune in. Although it is an event that is meant for excitement, people who are blind or visually impaired may have a hard time sharing in that excitement. Although they may not be able to see the TV, there are methods in which blind or visually-impaired people can enjoy the game and its festivities. Here are six ways that could help spark up the excitement.
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Blind, Deaf Communities Left Out of State of the Union Address

President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union speech lasted over an hour, calling attention to several issues including jobs, health care, technology, taxes, foreign policy and immigration. Notably missing was talk about physical disabilities, including those who are blind and deaf.
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