blindness

Culture

Blind People Can Struggle to Understand Memes, So They Made Their Own

Screen-reading software allows visually impaired people to use the internet, but it hits a wall when it comes to memes.
Justin Caffier
4.11.19
disability

Everything You Need to Know Before Getting a Service Dog

Here's who qualifies for a service dog, how to apply for one, and what tasks they can be trained to do.
Cindy Kuzma
11.16.18
Dating

How Dating Works When You're Living with Blindness

YouTuber and motivational speaker Molly Burke gave us the ins and outs of attraction for people without sight.
Molly Burke
4.10.18
Race

What Growing Up as a Black Albino Taught Me

You aren't your disability.
Victor Varnado
2.15.18
Got the touch

These Women Help Detect Breast Cancer. They’re Blind.

Research suggests blind people might have enhanced sensory abilities.
Shayla Love
1.19.18
global health

This Flying Hospital Trains Doctors to Fight Blindness Around the World

The majority of blindness cases are in the developing world a lot of them could be prevented or treated.
Clara Hogan
12.14.17
Neuro Trip

This Type of Blindness Technically Isn’t an Eye Problem

“The child sees what we see, but they can’t interpret it.”
Amy Whipple
10.11.17
Living With It

I Went Blind and Started Hearing Colors

My recovery introduced me to new tech that uses sound to help blind people see.
Vanessa Potter
10.10.17
Eclipse effects

America is genuinely worried it went blind today

Google Trends showed a sharp uptick in searches for phrases like "solar eclipse headache," “solar eclipse blind,” “eyes hurt,” "seeing spots," and others.
Gabrielle Bluestone
8.21.17
disability

Why Some People Decide to Amputate Healthy Limbs

It’s been a mystery for at least 40 years.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
7.10.17
fights

I Brought DuPont to Trial for its Toxic Pesticide

It was causing babies to be born without eyes.
James L. Ferraro
6.13.17
HORROR

We Need More Blind Characters, But Sadly, 'Perception' Is Boring

Running around a haunted house and not being able to see anything should be more interesting than this.
Patrick Klepek
5.31.17
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