Re-post from the New York Times. Alexa is the artificial intelligence voice of the Amazon Echo, and Cortana is the Microsoft equivalent. Now these two artificial voices are talking to each other…and so are their bosses! Here is the link to the article.Read more "‘Cortana, Open Alexa,’ Amazon Says. And Microsoft Agrees."
(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."
Blind Theatergoer’s ‘Hamilton’ Lawsuit Aims Spotlight On Broadway Accessibility. (A re-post from National Public Radio.) A blind Theater-goer decides it’s time Broadway shows had audio description.Read more "Blind Theatergoer’s ‘Hamilton’ Lawsuit Aims Spotlight On Broadway"
Re-post from the Washington Post Here’s some very practical information and good tips on how to find a date when you are blind or can’t see much.Read more "What Is It Like To Date While Blind?"
5 Things I Wish People Understood About Being Legally Blind. This is a perceptive post by Natasha Baebler which anyone with some vision but not a whole lot will appreciate.Read more "Re-Post from The Mighty About Legal Blindness and the Public’s Misunderstandings"
Re-post from The Moth Radio Hour: Ryan Knighton, a blind Dad, did 2 presentations as part of the moth radio hour on National Public Radio. They are pretty funny and true. Here is the link to them. He has also written a memoir called CockeyedRead more "Post from The Moth Radio Hour: 2 Presentations by a Blind Dad"
Cooking with Disabilities, An Exercise in Creative Problem-solving. Re-post from National Public Radio which begins with a blind chef. Here is the link.Read more "Cooking with Disabilities; Re-Post from NPR"
Apple Features changing Lives Re-post from BuzzFeed News This article is mainly about Switch Control the Apple feature for people with hand and movement disabilities. The videos unfortunately have sub titles to compensate for the interviewee’s speech impairment, and the article had to be prodded to read successfully. So I have reprinted the […]Read more "Apple Features Changing Lives: Re-Post from BuzzFeed News"
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"