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blindness

The Limits People Place On Us When We’re Disabled

Growing up partially blind in India, I know my visual impairment isn't the problem. It's other people's attitudes towards disability.

Paintings Everyone Can See, From An Artist Who Can’t

When Japanese-Mexican artist Shino Watabe lost her sight, she thought her career was over. But then she realized there were other ways to see.

The Blind Man Pushing Companies Into The Future Of Accessibility

A combination of fungal meningitis and medical mismanagement may have taken Albert Rizzi's eyesight, but they didn’t take his vision for the future--or his gumption.

5 Cutting-Edge Tech Products That Could Change The Lives Of The Disabled In 2019

From robot gloves that help people with cerebral palsy, to glasses that let disabled people see what's happening hundreds of miles away, these CES tech breakthroughs could change the lives of disabled people everywhere.

The Treasure Hunters: Geocaching When You’re Disabled

Technology and a dose of true grit are helping these modern-day explorers take part in the global treasure hunt called geocaching.

Bird Box When You’re Blind

A better #birdboxchallenge would help sighted people understand the realities of visual impairment better.
A disabled man giving a thumbs up sign underwater in scuba gear, alongside his diving instructor.

The Big-Hearted Org That Brings Scuba Diving To Everyone

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.
A blind woman with occult macular generation standing before Denali.

Regaining Sight Of Her Happiness After Blindness

Losing her vision from occult macular degeneration could easily have placed Ashley J. Smith in a downward spiral. Instead, she chose joy.

The Sight-Challenged Survivor Of 9/11

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.

Seeing-Eye Runner

For three days, I served as the sighted partner and guide for my friend, a blind runner, during a race through the Colorado Rockies.

Daredevil

This blind athlete loves being noticed.

The Tour Guide Making Ghana Accessible To People With Disabilities

Entrepreneur Joseph Asameni Obiri says that by making Ghana more accessible to people with disabilities, he can help make the entire country richer and friendlier.