Vision & Hearing Loss
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In Mexico City, a group of tandem bicyclists gathers every Sunday to give blind and visually-impaired people a tour of the town.
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Growing up partially blind in India, I know my visual impairment isn't the problem. It's other people's attitudes towards disability.
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Sahel Chen managed to cover her measles-induced hearing loss for most of her life. But when she couldn't hear her baby crying, she knew she had to confront her disability head on.
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Technology and a dose of true grit are helping these modern-day explorers take part in the global treasure hunt called geocaching.
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A better #birdboxchallenge would help sighted people understand the realities of visual impairment better.
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Disability doesn't exist underwater. Founded by Jim Elliott, Diveheart is an Illinois-based organization that wants to make sure everyone can experience what that's like.
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Losing her vision from occult macular degeneration could easily have placed Ashley J. Smith in a downward spiral. Instead, she chose joy.
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Not enough doctors know American Sign Language to treat deaf patients. That's a problem Ian DeAndrea-Lazarus, who is deaf himself, thinks augmented reality can help solve.
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If he hadn't been raised to do everything a sighted person could do, Michael Hingson may never have escaped the 76th floor of Tower One.
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40 years after sudden hearing loss seemingly ended my career as a pop music sensation, I finally learned to embrace my deafness, and become a musician again.
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For three days, I served as the sighted partner and guide for my friend, a blind runner, during a race through the Colorado Rockies.