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.
Continue reading Amid V.A. Scandal, Blind Veterans Group Promises to Keep Advocating
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.
Continue reading Finding a Solution: A Netflix For The Blind?
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.
Continue reading Riding For Them: Bringing Awareness to Blind Judo
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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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.
Continue reading Academic Bowl Gives Deaf Teens a Rare Opportunity
Seventy percent of blind and visually impaired youth in the U.S. are out of shape, according to the United States Association of Blind Athletes. For the third year in a row, the organization plans to do something about it.
Continue reading Group Challenges Blind and Visually Impaired Youth to Get in Shape
With a deaf player and a dedicated camera showing an American Sign Language performance of the “Star Spangled Banner,” Super Bowl XLVIII will bring attention to deaf awareness perhaps more than Any Super Bowl before.
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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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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.
Continue reading Blind, Deaf Communities Left Out of State of the Union Address
It is hard for many people to understand what life would be like without sight or sound. When speaking or noticing blind or deaf people, many people are scared. But why do so many people fear? What is it about them that scare society?
Continue reading Fearing The Blind?