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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...

2013-09-27 23:26:21

As a symbol of a blind or visually impaired person’s ability to achieve a full and independent life, the White Cane is being celebrated on October 15th by the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind and its 28 Member Agencies. Mechanicsburg, PA (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 Initiated by the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind and its 28 Member Agencies across the Commonwealth. In an effort to inform Pennsylvania’s citizens about the prevention and treatment of low vision and blindness,...

2013-07-13 23:03:07

Leader Dogs for the Blind has received the support of Julian Omidi and his brother Dr. Michael Omidi, co-founders of Civic Duty, to support its volunteer programs. Rochester Hills, Michigan (PRWEB) July 13, 2013 Leader Dogs for the Blind thanks the Omidi brothers and their charity, Civic Duty, for this grant and their commitment to recognizing community service and volunteerism. Recognized as one of the “Best in America” nonprofit organizations by the Independent Charities of...

2013-07-12 23:21:23

Leader Dogs for the Blind has received the support of Julian Omidi, Dr. Michael Omidi, and Maria Abaca, co-founders of Animal Support. Rochester Hills, Michigan (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Leader Dogs for the Blind thanks the Omidi brothers and Ms. Abaca, and their charity, Animal Support, for the grant and interest in positively impacting the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired. Recognized as one of the “Best in America” nonprofit organizations by the Independent Charities...

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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...

2011-04-13 07:41:00

BALTIMORE, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) will present the fourth Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium on April 14-15, 2011, at the NFB Jernigan Institute in Baltimore. The symposium, entitled "Bridging the Gap Between the Disability Rights Movement and Other Civil Rights Movements," and named for NFB founder and pioneering legal scholar Dr. Jacobus tenBroek...

2010-12-16 14:14:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 841, The Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act, legislation that will provide blind, visually impaired, and other pedestrians greater security when traveling in close proximity to hybrid or electric vehicles. "The passage of this legislation is momentous and marks over two years of vigorous advocacy by ACB membership that has resulted in consensus by the blind community, auto industry, and...

2010-12-16 13:51:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind today commended the United States House of Representatives for passing the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act (S. 841), which will protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury as a result of silent vehicle technology. Because blind pedestrians cannot locate and evaluate traffic using their vision, they must listen to traffic to discern its speed, direction, and other attributes in order to...

2010-04-13 14:48:00

Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Tom Perez and Former Congressman Tony Coelho to be Keynote Speakers BALTIMORE, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) will present the third Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium on April 15-16, 2010, at the NFB Jernigan Institute in Baltimore. The symposium, entitled "Equality, Difference, and The Right to Live in the World" and named for NFB founder and pioneering legal scholar Dr. Jacobus tenBroek...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.