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2014-05-05 08:27:24

Congenital Deafblindness is Robbing 6-year-old of Sight and Sound PHILADELPHIA, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents' worst nightmares are that something is wrong with their children. In the case of Henry Norton, his parents, Kim and Philip, knew from birth he was deaf but at age 5 Henry started losing his vision. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140504/83963 Henry has Usher Syndrome Type 2c: hereditary deafblindness. Usher Syndrome is rare, but Type 2c is rarer...

2014-05-02 16:24:52

CAMPAIGN TO ELIMINATE BLINDNESS TARGETS WOMEN AS DRIVING FORCE NEW YORK, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Throughout the world, untreated cataracts are the leading cause of blindness, making up 51% of all cases. Approximately 22 million people are bilaterally blind due to cataracts - with women and young girls bearing two-thirds of this terrible burden. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130403/DC88441LOGO According to the World Health Organization (WHO), population-based...

2014-04-30 23:09:40

Wearables for the Visually Impaired & Blind all the Rage in the CSUN Exhibit Hall. Assistive Technology manufacturers from around the world featured their wares. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Representatives from agencies that serve the blind and visually impaired, assistive technology specialists, and blind consumers from around the world had the opportunity to get a live demonstration of Echo-Sense CheckMates Network Glasses - Wearables for the Blind - at the CSUN 29th Annual...

2014-04-30 23:06:25

Fidelco is one of less than a dozen accredited guide dog training organizations in the United States and 80 in the world. Bloomfield, Conn. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Celebrated each year on the last Wednesday in April, International Guide Dog Day honors the life-changing partnerships between man’s best friend and people who are blind. On this day and throughout the year, the Connecticut-based Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation salutes guide dog training organizations across the globe that share...

National Eye Institute Celebrates Healthy Vision Month In May
2014-04-30 11:15:22

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Each May since 2003 the National Eye Institute (NEI) has been celebrating Healthy Vision Month. As with past years, the Institute makes the case for eye care, stating that an eye examination is just as important as seeing a doctor or nurse for a physical examination. During Healthy Vision Month, NEI – an arm of the National Institutes of Health – empowers Americans to make eye health a top priority and educates them on steps...

2014-04-29 08:38:13

Transitions Optical to Supply Complimentary Eye Health Education Resources to NAHN Nurses Across the Country WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transitions Optical, Inc. and the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) have announced a national partnership to reach Hispanic communities with eye health information. Transitions Optical has joined NAHN as a Corporate Member and will provide education to NAHN members on the higher risk for eye health issues among Hispanic...

2014-04-28 08:30:58

-- Intravitreal corticosteroid implant for treatment of vision impairment associated with diabetic macular oedema MELBOURNE, Australia and ATLANTA, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Australian and New Zealand patients suffering from vision impairment due to a type of diabetes-induced eye disease will have access to a new treatment, following a license deal between Australian biopharmaceutical company Specialised Therapeutics Australia (STA) and Alimera Sciences (NASDAQ: ALIM). The exclusive...

Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System
2014-04-27 04:18:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A few decades ago, instruments capable of tapping into a person’s nervous system to help restore movement, sensations or cognitive function seemed impossible. Now, however, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a how-to guide for those interested in building their own brain-machine interfaces (BMIs). Guide author and AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow Valerie Thompson recruited the engineers behind the Argus...

Michigan Man Becomes Fourth Person In US To Receive Bionic Eye
2014-04-24 13:14:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When Michigan resident Roger Pontz lost his eyesight due to a hereditary disease called retinitis pigmentosa, he probably never expected to seen again. However, Pontz is now seeing faint images of his wife, grandson and cat thanks to a ‘bionic eye’ implanted by doctors at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center in Ann Arbor. "It's awesome. It's exciting — seeing something new every day," Pontz recently told the...

2014-04-23 12:21:28

SILC Council Members Highlight Transportation Obstacles for Individuals Living with Blindness SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Getting from "here to there" can be challenging and require patience from most everyone. But for people with blindness or visual impairment, overcoming mobility challenges often takes more than just patience - it takes planning, flexibility and, at times, courage - particularly given the public's lack of awareness and compliance with safety...


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2010-09-23 19:56:17

The Braille system is a method that is widely used by blind people to read and write. It was devised in 1821 by Louis Braille, a blind Frenchman. The Braille characters are made up of six dot positions arranged in a rectangle containing two columns of three dots each. Including a subset when dots are not raised, there are sixty-four possible subsets. The positions on the grid are number 1-3 from top to bottom, on the left, and 4-6 from top to bottom on the right. Horizontal Braille text is...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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