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
By: Unlisted

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

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