October is “meet the blind” month for some reason. So, to celebrate, here are answers to questions you always wanted to know but were too afraid to ask. Q: Should I take a blind person to lunch to celebrate this most sacred month? A: No. Blind people do not require the same sustenance that other humansContinue reading October, Meet the Blind Month.
For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learnt never to underestimateContinue reading Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed
We’ve known for some time that people can control computers with their brains. The trick was doing it without wires, something that BrainGate, a project being undertaken by Brown University, has just demonstrated. Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are the next leap in computer use, with everyone from Elon Musk’s Neuralink to Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook looking toContinue reading BrainGate is a brain-computer interface that has just been successfully (wirelessly) tested
Finding a job can be difficult for anyone. This may be especially true for the blind and visually impaired however. Because a lot of work assumes people have the functioning use of their eyes, the job market can appear inaccessible to anyone who suffers from a visual impairment. However, between advances in technology and aContinue reading How to Get a Job when You Are Blind or Visually Impaired
Written by Patricia Young We all have interacted with some people that seem to have a lack of empathy, at some point of our lives. I know that those experiences can leave us feeling frustrated, unsettled, angry, disappointed, and even betrayed, mainly when we need support. It gets even harder and more painful if youContinue reading Why Some People Have a Lack of Empathy (And How to Deal with Them)
Published on 17 February 2021 Severe eye abnormalities have been found in the eyes of some COVID-19 patients, a new study out of France contends. The findings show the need for eye screening, as well as appropriate treatment and management of potentially serious eye problems in these patients, experts say. “We showed that a fewContinue reading Severe COVID-19 Linked With Changes in Eyes – By Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt
Written by Chad Bouton When it comes to accessibility options in video games, some companies have been quicker than others to acknowledge the need and introduce basic features into their games. While progress has been made over the past few years, there’s still much room for improvement and even the most elementary of accessibilityContinue reading How Accessible Are Zelda, Pokémon And Animal Crossing For Blind Gamers?
Medically reviewed by Scientific Advisory Board — Written by Victoria Ramos on April 9, 2014 In cases of domestic abuse throughout the world, the stereotype involves a man abusing a woman. For some, however, the story goes the other way around. In figures quoted by HelpGuide.org, approximately one in three abuse victims areContinue reading Invisible Victims: When Men Are Abused
Organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) have, since long, been advocating for more meaningful allocation of financial resources geared towards the inclusion of persons with disabilities and enabling their full and effective participation. While high income countries in the European Union, for instance, are spending on average 2.1% of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) onContinue reading The new normal: Getting governments to spend (more and better) for (inclusion) of all persons with disabilities
Summary Zoom is an excellent choice if you are looking for outstanding accessibility to the deaf, totally blind and partially sighted with comprehensive documentation and tons of useful keyboard shortcuts with fully accessible apps for all the major operating systems and a very stable web app. As a bonus, the company continuously demonstrates their commitmentContinue reading Zoom – Video Conferencing – Quick Accessibility Review