Blindness in the News – Feb. 5, 2016
“Blindness in the News” for the week ending Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.
A weekly compilation of news stories highlighting items of interest about people who are blind, visually impaired and disabled.
1. Ginkgo Biloba Could Help In the Fight Against Glaucoma
A recent study by Italian researchers has revealed that the herb Ginkgo biloba can improve visual field damage in some patients with NTG.
Source: The Healthier Life | Read Here
2. This Blind Photographer Paints With Light in the Midst of Darkness
By: Michael Zhang
A visually impaired photographer finds a new outlet in expressing his creativity: by painting in photos with long-exposures.
Source: PetaPixel | Read Here
3. Clinton and Sanders Get Perfect Scores On First Ever Persons With Disabilities Voter Scorecard
By: Jason Easley
Presidential canidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are grabbing attention through their pro-disability campaign promises.
Source: Politicus USA | Read Here
4. Crystal Lake woman in wheelchair earning her black belt
By: Madhu Krishnamurthy
A local Illinois resident doesn’t let her disability stop her from competing and earning a blackbelt!
Source: Daily Herald | Read Here
5. A Designer Turned Braille Into Beautiful Fonts for the Blind
By: Katy French
A Portland designer has found a passion in creating a braille typography series made of different shapes—stars, pyramids, and hearts—that provide tactical variation with an element of whimsy.
Source: Visual News | Read Here