As detailed in the press release, DareDevil [which features a blind superhero] is available today and other Netflix originals will be available with audio description in the coming weeks. Hopefully, Netflix will continue this trend and make audio described movies and tv from other providers available in the near future. For those of you using an […]Read more "An exciting announcement from a big provider of online streaming entertainment"
DeAnn Elliott accurates describes the uncomfortable but sometimes useful way we who sport a white cane or work with a guide dog are always being observed. She goes on to talk about some of the ways around the embarrassing and the potentially risky ones. Here is her Carroll Center Blog PostRead more "Where Everybody Knows Your Name: Re-Post from DeAnn Elliott"
This is a prototype from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)reposted from the Boston Herald. The photo shows an index finger with a ring on the first joint with a maybe one inch square device sticking up from the ring. It seems to be a miniature OCR (optical character recognitions device). Oh! the ease, speed […]Read more "Experimental Finger Device Reads Print"
Every shape, size, Color and furriness of canine walking with their families to raise money for the Carroll Center yesterdayRead more "The Most Fun Fund-Raiser: Canines For Carroll, April 27"
Here’s a link to the Washington Times article about a contact lense with a tiny camera which gives audio information for street crossing. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/15/google-floats-new-contact-lens-help-blind-cross-st/?mc_cid=24efc7bc0b&mc_eid=%5bUNIQIDRead more "Google Developing Contact Lens for Visually Impaired, Re-post from Washington times"
NBC has a new sit-com Bringing Up Fisher which aired for the first time just after the close of the Winter Olympics on Sunday at 9.30pm. It’s great to have a blind character with a prominent articulate role, but how long do we have to wait till the actor playing the blind guy is actually […]Read more "Bringing Up Fisher – NBC’s new Sit-Com about a blind Dad and his Son airs Sunday"
Here is a re-post from the New York Times theater review section. Check out theaters in your city to find out if described performances are happening in your area. They aren’t free, but they are really fun!Read more "Have You Been to a Described Show?"