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
By:  Unlisted

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

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