Latest Braille Institute of America Stories

2013-05-03 23:05:01

Portraits of Hope visits Braille Institute in Los Angeles to involve children who are visually impaired in another major civic initiative. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 Portraits of Hope http://www.portraitsofhope.org/ is conducting a session today for children from the Braille Institute in the program´s next big motivational art and civic initiative that will culminate with the vibrant visual makeovers of the fire, rescue, and emergency vehicles in world-renowned Aspen and...

2011-05-26 10:51:09

USC engineers are creating a high-tech aid for blind and partially blind people who have long depended on white canes as their only tool for getting around For the visually impaired, navigating city streets or neighborhoods has constant challenges. And most such people still must rely on a very rudimentary technology"”a simple cane"”to help them make their way through a complex world. A group of University of Southern California engineering researchers is working to change that by...

2010-01-21 12:28:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although there is controversy over almost every detail of health reform legislation, no one disputes the inescapable fact underlying the deepening the health care crisis: the US population is aging. Over the next 20 years, the number of Americans aged 65 and older will double, rising every year until they account for 1 in every 5 people in the nation. One of the most common and feared challenges that accompanies aging is fading vision, which...

2009-11-04 13:41:00

Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar Will Be Used in Coin Toss at Fighting Irish Game SOUTH BEND, Ind., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for Braille, is pleased to announce that the University of Notre Dame will use a 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar in the coin toss at its football game on Saturday, November 7. The renowned Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who have been awarded more national championships...

2009-03-27 01:00:00

The illiteracy rate of blind children is 90 percent, mainly because Braille is not being taught to many blind children, U.S. researchers said. The report by the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute -- the research and training arm of the National Federation of the Blind -- describes the factors that have contributed illiteracy among blind children. Dr. Marc Maurer, president of the National Federation of the Blind, said the NFB's Braille Readers are Leaders campaign is a...

2008-12-23 08:55:00

BALTIMORE, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Dr. Abraham Nemeth, professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of Detroit Mercy and inventor of the Nemeth Braille Code for Mathematics and Scientific Notation, will serve as a National Ambassador for Braille literacy. As an ambassador, Dr. Nemeth will help advance the NFB's Braille Readers are Leaders campaign, a national...

2008-12-18 09:21:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On January 4, 2009, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) will join organizations across the globe in celebrating the 200th anniversary of Louis Braille's birth. Braille was the Frenchman who invented the raised dot code that bears his name. He made it possible for blind and visually impaired people to read and write the same books and correspondence as their sighted counterparts. As a student at the Institution for the Blind, Braille was...

2008-06-30 03:02:25

By Mowad, Michelle Garry Grant, president and chief executive officer of Carlsbad- based Search Engine Optimization Inc., is doing more than improving his clients' visibility online. He's helping them reach out to a new demographic, one that cannot navigate online or see Web sites without accessibility enhancements. People who are visually impaired or blind, such as his daughter, Amber Grant, 18, are able to surf the Web by installing "screen reader" software on their computers. This...

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