(Re-post from The Telegraph newspaper, UK.) Last Thursday a 29-year old with Retinitis pigmentosa had DNA delivered to his eyes in the hope that this will affect the progress of this blinding disease. Retinitis pigmentosa is a progressive disease which may slowly blind sufferers over decades.Read more "Blind British man in world’s first operation to deliver modified DNA to his eyes."
The Amazon Echo is a new kind of smart computer, that is controlled by your voice. It was launched in 2014 but has now really caught on. It is housed in a black tube. You use it by talking to it, like Siri on an iPhone. The word to wake the Echo, it’s called the […]Read more "The Amazon Echo"
Christian was 19 and had a baseball scholarship at a Community College in Oklahoma. Then his vision began to have spots in it, rapidly got worse and he was declared legally blind. Here is the link to Part 1 of his journal through vision loss if you missed it. I was very interested […]Read more "Christian Thaxton: A Journal of Vision Loss, Part 2 Training for Independence"
Hi everyone, I am a “domestic goddess who loves to cook. I have been legally blind since I was 10 years old. I started cooking when I was young. I am not so much in to gourmet dishes as I am in to quick, easy, creative, and tasty meals. I hope to share ideas with […]Read more "Introducing Katie Shannon and 3 Crock Pot Dishes for Easy Entertaining"
This is the first of a series of posts from Christian about his loss of vision, and how he went from a high school baseball star in Duncan Oklahoma to where he is today. Hello! My name is Christian Thaxton. I’m a 22 year old, low-vision college student and former college baseball player. While […]Read more "Introducing Christian Thaxton"
Introducing – Julie Atkins Julie has a passion for assistive technology and believes it opens up a whole new world to people with vision impairment. Her favorite thing to teach is the iPhone with VoiceOver, and she makes it a point to keep up with the best apps for people with vision impairment. Julie agreed […]Read more "Using OCR – Optical Character Recognition with Vision Loss or Blindness"
Vision Loss and Personal Recovery has been going for just over two years now. I have posted about 100 blogposts and believe that much of the information that I want clients leaving the Carroll Center to have at their fingertips is now online. I am glad that other people have discovered the website too. All […]Read more "Vision Loss and Personal Recovery Begins a New Chapter"
Sargy Mann: How a blind painter sees, repost from BBC News, June 14, 2015 Sargy Mann died this spring, but during his thirty years as a legally blind artist and ten years with no vision at all, he found ways to continue painting and became increasingly successful with his totally blind paintings fetching high prices. […]Read more "Sargy Mann: How a blind painter sees, repost from BBC News, June 14, 2015"
Bionic Eyes Improving for Virtually Blind (Repost from San Jose Mercury News) about research papers presented at the conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in February. This is nearly 3 months old, but interesting enough to re-post anyway.Read more "Bionic Eyes Improving for Virtually Blind: Re-post"
When you first lose vision you may not want to go near the TV set or the movies for a long time. You miss the faces, the expressions and the action too much. And it is horrible having to keep asking what is happening or where the ball is. After some years this may change […]Read more "Do You Know when Your TV Shows Are on? Do They Have Audio Description? Or Are You Still in the Dark?"