Is Braille Obsolete?
Mar25

Is Braille Obsolete?

Are iPads and iPhones rendering Braille obsolete? And if so, should advocates for the visually impaired be worried?

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The Startling Rise of Disability in America
Mar25

The Startling Rise of Disability in America

In the past three decades, the number of Americans who are on disability has skyrocketed. The rise has come even as medical advances have allowed many more people to remain on the job, and new laws have banned workplace discrimination against the disabled.

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Kids, Allergies and Squeaky Clean Dishes
Feb23

Kids, Allergies and Squeaky Clean Dishes

Could using a dishwashing machine increase the chances your child will develop allergies? That’s what some provocative new research suggests.

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Physical Disabilities No Barrier to Playing Video Games
Feb22

Physical Disabilities No Barrier to Playing Video Games

Lee is a lifelong gamer; he also has spinal muscular atrophy, a disease that causes progressive muscle weakness. When his condition meant that he was no longer physically able to play games, he became depressed – he felt like part of who he was had slipped away. Now, with a combination of a mouth-controlled joystick and a series of micro-switches he is playing again. He has just completed Grand Theft Auto V. “There are no more...

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Baby bath-seat drowning risk warning
Feb16

Baby bath-seat drowning risk warning

Parents are being warned of the danger of young children drowning in baths, following a small number of deaths and near misses, some linked to bath seats.

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13 Year Old Builds Braille Printer Using Lego
Feb15

13 Year Old Builds Braille Printer Using Lego

He devised the idea as a school project after he asked his parents how blind people read. “Google it,” they replied.

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