• 31 JUL 17
    • 0

    What it’s like to kayak the Grand Canyon BLIND!

      The following is excerpted from NO BARRIERS: A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon by Erik Weihenmayer and Buddy Levy. Copyright (c) 2017 by the authors and reprinted by permission of Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press, LLC. Rising the next morning, I tried to force down some breakfast on a

    Read more →
    • 30 NOV 17
    • 0

    Virgin Atlantic Introduces In-flight Entertainment for The Visually Impaired

    Virgin Atlantic has become the first airline to offer entertainment catered to visually impaired passengers. In 1991, Virgin Atlantic, founded by Sir Richard Branson, became the first to reveal individual screens on the back of each customer’s seat and it continues to offer a wide range of films, TV programs and games as part ofRead more →
    • 17 JAN 17
    • 0

    Two Blind Brothers…

    Two legally blind brothers create an apparel company with a mission to help fight blindness. At a young age, Bradford and Bryan Manning were both diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, a low vision condition that causes blindness over time. This condition has inspired a special vigilance for details, a passion that carries over into the constructionRead more →
    • 27 JAN 17
    • 0

    Treating Stargardt’s Disease – Even when you have been told nothing more can be done

    Stargardt disease is the most common form of juvenile macular degeneration and it affects 1 out of every 8 to 10 thousand people. It is an inherited disorder of the retina- the tissue at the back of the eye that senses light. Typically the disease causes vision loss during childhood or adolescence which slowly progressesRead more →