Blindness

03.27.15
Pocket camera helps the visually impaired navigate the world
03.27.15

Pocket camera helps the visually impaired navigate the world

This might be one of the least invasive sight aids for the visually impaired that we've spotted: i...

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01.16.15
'Be My Eyes' iPhone app lets you help the blind using video chat
01.16.15

'Be My Eyes' iPhone app lets you help the blind using video chat

There's a new iPhone app from the Danish team known for Thermodo that lets sighted folks help the...

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02.22.13
Microchip implant lets blind patients see shapes, skip the prosthetic
02.22.13

Microchip implant lets blind patients see shapes, skip the prosthetic

An eye-implanted chip from Retina Implant has restored patients' ability to discern light during i...

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02.15.13
FDA clears Argus II 'bionic eye' for sale in the US (video)
02.15.13

FDA clears Argus II 'bionic eye' for sale in the US (video)

Those in the US suffering from blindness due to retinis pigmentosa (RP) will now be able to regain...

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11.29.12
'Sonar Vision' system touted by researchers to help the blind hear what they can't see
11.29.12

'Sonar Vision' system touted by researchers to help the blind hear what they can't see

Scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a prototype system that could on...

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07.18.12
Perkins Smart Brailler helps the blind learn to type, closes the digital divide
07.18.12

Perkins Smart Brailler helps the blind learn to type, closes the digital divide

Most digital Braille devices are built on the assumption that the legally blind already know how t...

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07.03.12
Fujitsu, NICT create indoor navigation for the blind using ultrawideband, Android phones, kind hearts
07.03.12

Fujitsu, NICT create indoor navigation for the blind using ultrawideband, Android phones, kind hearts

There's no shortage of navigation outdoors, and even a little bit of help indoors, but there's bee...

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10.10.11
Student spends summer turning a tablet into a Braille writer, says mowing lawns is for chumps
10.10.11

Student spends summer turning a tablet into a Braille writer, says mowing lawns is for chumps

Lots of us spend the summer by the pool, sipping Mai Tais and working on our tans, but Adam Duran...

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10.04.11
AT&T intros free Android accessibility solution for visually impaired (video)
10.04.11

AT&T intros free Android accessibility solution for visually impaired (video)

If you or somebody you know is blind or visually impaired, then you'll definitely want to take no...

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