Blindness in the News – Jan. 29, 2016
“Blindness in the News” for the week ending Friday, Jan. 29, 2016.
A weekly compilation of news stories highlighting items of interest about people who are blind, visually impaired and disabled.
1. How Eating Your Greens Could Prevent Blindness
By: Sarah Knapton
This article discusses how a diet high in leafy greens like lettuce could prevent blindness in later life.
Source: The Telegraph | Read Here
2. Bill Would Require Restaurant Menus in Braille
By: Josh O’Gorman
Here is an article about how lawmakers are weighing a bill that would make Vermont more accessible to the blind and visually impaired.
Source: Rutland Herald | Read Here
3. Uncorrected Farsightedness Linked to Literacy Deficits in Preschoolers
Here, a study found that uncorrected farsightedness (hyperopia) in preschool children is associated with significantly worse performance on a test of early literacy.
Source: National Institutes of Health | Read Here
4. Seeing Art Through Touch
By: Carrick McDonald
A new art exhibit for people who are visually impaired, utilizing touch, audio, and spatial awareness.
Source: Nuvo | Read Here
5. See The New Lego Set That Has Disability Advocates Cheering
By: Liz Dwyer
A new set of Lego toys is making headlines, including figures with disabilities, as well as challenging other stereotypes such as gender.
Source: Takepart | Read Here