Tips and ideas for making accessible tactile Easter eggs with kids who are blind or who have multiple disabilities.
This cool new app lets you use your smartphone to translate printed material into spoken words, letting the user “read” virtually anything. The app is available on iTunes and was created in collaboration with the National Federation of the Blind.
Author Nicole Kear describes her reaction to the diagnosis of losing her vision to retinitis pigmentosa that she received in college, and the choices it caused her to make in her life.
LCA-1 research is getting a boost from Genzyme with a $900,000 grant to pursue gene therapy. Dr. Shannon Boye has had success with animals in the lab and is looking to take her research to the next step. She is focusing primarily on the GUCY2D gene.
Researchers are using 3D printers to create artificial retinal nerve cells. They hope this will lead to using this to replace damaged retinal cells and ultimately cure retinal blindness.