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Technology Adoption: Global Assistive Technologies for Visual Impairment Market Trends, Current and Future Players, 2018 – Auto Market News

Qyresearchreports include new market research report “Global Assistive Technologies for Visual Impairment Market Research Report 2018” to…

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Cuts put pressure on people living with visual impairment – Optometry Today

A report has found that new benefit cuts will put strain on people living with a visual…

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Children with visual impairment more likely develop mental health problems – Optometry Today

Children aged between eight and 11 years old who live with a visual impairment are three times…

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Visually impaired businessman lights up life of disabled – Global Times

Blurred vision doesn’t stop Cai Cheng from lighting up the life of disabled people. “I have a…

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Eleanor’s Voice – Amazing Eleanor Coping with Tumour

Eleanor’s Voice – Amazing Eleanor Coping with Tumour   A very courageous seven year old little girl form Hampton is currently undergoing 52 weeks of…

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Meet the guide dogs who can also reduce stress – both at home and in the office – Grimsby Live

Commonly referred to as ‘man’s best friend’, dogs can provide many benefits to their human companions. As…

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How Technology Helps A Visually Impaired 95-Year-Old – Forbes

Aging parents like Alice, age 95, who have visual impairment and memory loss can be a daunting…

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Hundreds going blind each year amid NHS delays, research shows – Telegraph.co.uk

Hundreds of people are going blind every year because of long waits for NHS treatment, medics have…

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9 things I’ve learnt about applying makeup with a visual impairment – Cosmopolitan

Lets be honest. Who hasn’t smudged their mascara or made their eyeliner too thick? I love makeup, like…

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Pinterest made its app more accessible to the visually impaired – Engadget

Pinterest announced some design changes this week aimed at making its app and website more accessible for…

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Strand installs closed captioning, visual-impairment assist technology – Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

The Strand Theatre has installed closed captioning and visual-impairment assist technology in its auditorium to allow patrons…

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Rise in pupils with visual impairments – BBC News

The number of children with a significant visual impairment has doubled in Scotland’s schools over the past…

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Touching Masterpieces Lets The Visually Impaired Touch Famous Artwork – VRFocus

Thanks to virtual reality (VR) and haptic feedback, Touching Masterpieces is allowing those with visual impairment to…

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Winter Paralympics: Menna Fitzpatrick and Millie Knight – GB’s fearless Para skiers – BBC Sport

Seven medals – two athletes. Great Britain’s medal success at the Winter Paralympics was dominated by two…

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Glaucoma: how to prevent the biggest cause of irreversible blindness – The Irish News

GOING blind is a frightening thought, yet many of us know very little about glaucoma. Known as ‘the…

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Blind people could have sight restored after stem cell trial success – The Independent

Patients have had their sight restored in a pioneering trial in which stem cells were used to…

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Moors Valley is having an Accessible Activity Day this weekend – Bournemouth Echo

A DORSET country park is inviting people of all abilities and ages to attend a free special…

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New Technology Lets Blind Gamers Play Racing Video Games – HuffPost UK

A PhD candidate in computer science at Columbia Engineering has developed a powerful new piece of software…

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World’s first Para-football national association launched in Scotland – BBC Sport

The world’s first national association dedicated to Para-football is to be created by the Scottish Football Association. It…

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Have your say and get the best out of health and social care services – Dorset Echo

A healthcare champion in Dorset has money to offer community groups to help people have their say…

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How fashion, shoes and accessories enable the disabled – Yahoo News UK

Fashion photographer Jerris Madison thought his titanium rod leg spelled the end of his glamor days when…

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Skill training for the disabled – The Telegraph

For 29-year-old Meena Kumari, a visually impaired girl from Barigora, a seven-week course on digital literacy in…

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Neglected Durham children left with health issues – BBC News

Two neglected children suffered “significant harm” as opportunities to intervene were missed, a report says. The County Durham…

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Meet Digby, the UK’s first guide horse – Horse and Hound

The UK’s first guide horse has been matched with a partially sighted partner. American miniature horse Digby will…

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Warwick riding school helps Angel grow in confidence – Leamington Courier

Instrutors at a Warwick riding school have been thanked for helping to transform the life of a…

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The blind charity leading the way in Dewsbury – Dewsbury Reporter

Blind and visually impaired people are celebrating the expansion of a Kirklees charity designed to improve their…

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North Norfolk on the road to providing passengers with dementia-friendly buses and trains – Great Yarmouth Mercury

Thanks to the efforts of Sheringham Dementia Friendly Community (DFC), Holt-based bus company Sanders is forging ahead…

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Need to provide opportunities for children who are visually impaired in Devon identified – Devon Live

A need to provide better opportunities for children and young people who are visually impaired in Devon…

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‘Have a little more consideration’ – Visually impaired Shotton man in plea to pavement parkers – Leader Live

A VISUALLY impaired man has called for motorists to be more considerate when parking after having to…

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‘Vulnerable’ wheelchair user’s daily struggle for independence – The Bolton News

A WHEELCHAIR user has been helped in her daily struggle for independence. Emily Riley, from Radcliffe, has experienced…

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Large Hadron Collider mysteries made accessible for Bolton’s visually impaired students – The Bolton News

SCIENTISTS and teachers laid bare the mysteries behind the Large Hadron Collider for visually impaired students. Youngsters headed to Eden Boys School in Bolton…

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‘Vulnerable’ wheelchair user’s daily struggle for independence – Bury Times

A WHEELCHAIR user has been helped in her daily struggle for independence. Emily Riley, from Radcliffe, has experienced a five-year battle travelling from her…

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US drug firm offers cure for blindness – at $425,000 an eye – The Guardian

A drug whose inventors claim it can cure a rare form of blindness is to be one of the most expensive medicines ever…

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Accessible skiing in Glasgow – the best winter sports for every ability – Glasgow Live

Christmas may be over but winter isn’t going any where! January is the perfect time to try something new, and there truly is something…

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An all-seeing camera – Optometry Today

01 Orcam was established in 2010 with the purpose of applying computer vision and artificial intelligence for people with disabilities. As a company, Orcam…

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FDA approves gene therapy for a type of blindness – CNN

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a gene therapy treatment for patients with a rare inherited eye disease. Voretigene neparvovec, which will…

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Improving accessibility for disabled passengers – Buying Business Travel

Clare Jenkinson, senior destinations and sustainability manager at ABTA, looks at how airports are improving their accessibility for passengers with disabilities. The recent Civil…

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Services for disabled children in Oxfordshire criticised – BBC News

Services for children with disabilities and special educational needs in Oxfordshire have “significant areas of weakness” according to inspectors. A joint inspection by Ofsted…

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OrCam’s MyEye for the visually impaired: ‘It’s opened up a whole new world’ – The Guardian

When Claire Bowes was 15 she lost her sight the instant the Real IRA let a bomb off in the small town of…

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FEATURE: Visual aid network poised to venture into Dewsbury – Dewsbury Reporter

Expansion Of Visual Impairment Group A group that aids people with visual impairments is expanding into North Kirklees in the new year, thanks to…

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Why a trendy Plymouth cafe plans to host dinner in complete darkness – Plymouth Herald

Diners are being invited to a newly opened cafe to have dinner in complete darkness. Cafe Fandom are hoping to raise awareness of visual…

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New chief executive of Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind throws down gauntlet to Norwich city planners – Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Gina Dormer started in her role in August and has now “thrown down a gauntlet” for council officers. “Walk in someone’s shoes with a…

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I wanted to work but 250 employers couldn’t see past my visual impairment – Metro

When I was 13, I lost the vast majority of my sight to a rare genetic disorder leaving me visually impaired. I’m now registered…

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I’m Training To Be A Computer Programmer And My Visual Impairment Cannot Stop Me – Youth Ki Awaaz

This is the story of Vidhya Y, a second-year student of M.Sc. Digital Society from the International Institute of Information Technology (IIT), Bangalore….

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Paralympian visits York to launch unique volunteering opportunity – Minster FM

Team GB Paralympic goalball player Georgie Bullen will visit York on Wednesday 8 November to launch REACT – an inclusive disability project that…

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This app is enabling the visually impaired by converting text into speech in 6 Indian languages – Your Story

Hear2Read is an open-source text-to-speech application that aids learning for the visually impaired. The application runs on phones costing as low as Rs…

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Belfast Mayor takes blindfolded walk around City Hall with the help of guide dog Buff – Belfast Live

The Mayor of Belfast put herself in the shoes of the 7,000 visually impaired people she shares a city with as she was…

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Blinding Art – how Lenny Jordan creates art with a visual impairment – Hereford Times

THE artwork of a former student is set to go on display at Hereford’s Royal National College for the Blind. Not your average artist,…

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How sailing helped me cope with blindness – Echo

A blind sailor who won a world sailing competition has proved nothing is impossible. Lucy Hodges, 41, from Rochford, competed in the 2017 Blind…

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WATCH: Billie has her heart set on being a dancer – and she won’t let visual impairment get in her way – Huddersfield Examiner

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