Blindness in the News – March 4, 2016

“Blindness in the News” for the week ending Friday, March 4, 2016.

A weekly compilation of news stories highlighting items of interest about people who are blind, visually impaired and disabled.

1. Tommy Hilfiger Launches Adaptive Collection for Children With Disabilities
By: Melissa McGlensey

Runway of Dreams, a non-profit organization, has collaborated with Tommy Hilfiger to create the first adaptive collection of children’s wear.  The founder, Mindy Scheier, was inspired by her son who lives with a rare case of muscular dystrophy.  Scheier wanted to create a product that provides ease, comfort, and  style to those with disabilities.

Source: The Mighty | Read Here

2. Detroit Metro Airport plans to expand choices for travelers with disabilities
By:  Unlisted

The DTW is making more headway, offering new accommodations for those with disabilities that are set to be ready mid-March.  Travelers will now have the option to be dropped off, or picked up at newly formed locations which are closer to terminal entrances.

Source: PR Newswire | Read Here

3. Blind wrestler and blind coach learn from each other in Magna
By: Dan Cohen

Cameron Evans and Clint Lewis are interesting duo.  Evans is on the 8th grade wrestling team and Lewis is their coach, and they are both blind.  They help each other and the rest of the team through challenges and difficulties, reminding everyone to try their best and to never give up.

Source: Good4Utah | Read Here

4.  1 in 5 with vision loss see vivid hallucinations, Canadian study says
By: Shaun Heasly

Often thought of as signs of dementia or mental illness, an alarming number of patients with vision loss can begin to see hallucinations.  Dr. Keith Gordon plans to raise awareness so proper action will be taken.

Source: The Star | Read Here


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