Blind Chess Players

Blind Chess Players Blind Chess Players compete worldwide in a chess Olympiad. In 1950, sir T. Thomas was first to take part in chess Olympiad in Yugoslavia. R.Bonham a blind player, started the International Braille Association. In 1955 the first world Blind Correspondence Championship was held and won by R.Bonham. In 1971 James Slagle won […]

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Disabled Body Builder

Disabled Body Builder Disabled body builder Quinn from Chrsterbrooke Pennsylvania, never dreamed of becoming a professional body builder. He was an insurance broker whose destiny changed 19 years ago. On his way to lunch he collided into a van, breaking two femurs, arm, jaw and head trauma. He had to be airlifted to hospital where […]

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Disability Support Groups

Disability Support Groups Disability Support Groups is a great way to find others with similar experiences and share yours. Some groups are specific for a type of condition and others are multi condition. Some invite families and care givers to meetings as support. Finding a group you resonate with can either happen at first meeting […]

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Skills for Blind and Disabled

Skills For Blind and Disabled Skills for blind and disabled is necessary for instilling a sense of independence. For students with disabilities, curriculums are adapted to address their individual needs. All students and especially blind or visually impaired will need experiences that are concrete while unifying experiences in a natural space. It takes more time […]

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Screen Readers for Visually Impaired

Screen Readers for Visually Impaired Screen Readers for Visually Impaired is a software program that allows users to read text on screen of computer with a Speech synthesizer or braille display. It is an interface between the computers operating system, applications and the user. The user presses different combination keys on the keyboard or braille […]

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The Lucy 4 Keyboard

The Lucy 4 Keyboard The Lucy 4 Keyboard is a computer keyboard with laser operation. This is the ideal invention for people who have disability in their hands. It works with head movements that type and access programmes on computers. It’s a hands free operational keyboard. It can be used by people with degenerative illnesses […]

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DrawBaille Phone for Blind

DrawBraille Phone for Blind DrawBraille Phone for Blind is a new concept for the visually impaired. For most, smartphones really are a part of everyday life. Emails, music and cameras are easily accessed on smartphones anytime and any place. For the blind this is not the case. This is where the DrawBraille phone  for blind […]

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Smart Phone System for Blind Pedestrians

Smart Phone System for Blind Pedestrians Smart Phone System for Blind Pedestrians has just been designed. This is all thanks to Mary Lynne Lorch and Molly Feinberg from the Western Pennsylvania school for blind children, who noticed the struggle with children crossing the street. The traffic lights near the school have audible signal that let’s […]

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Blind Motivational Speaker Hein Wagner

Blind Motivational Speaker Hein Wagner Blind Motivational Speaker Hein Wagner has many awards to his name. He ran the Antarctica marathon, ABSA Cape Epic, Two Oceans and New York Marathon. He competed in Iron Man and World Triathlon series in Cape Town. His most courageous was tackling the white waters of the Zambezi River as […]

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Disabled and Racing

Disabled and racing driver Colin Duthie explains how helping others and taking to the track brings him so much joy. Colin lost his right leg in a motorbike accident many years ago. He had just completed qualifying for Super Lap Scotland at Knockhill Racing Circuit. He spun 360 degrees but it didn’t prevent him from […]

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Raising a blind baby

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Disabled afghan soldier fights back

Disabled Afghan soldier fights back Disabled Afghan soldier fights back at life. Mehrullah Safi’s career in the army ended in Helmand when a rocket grenade exploded near him, taking off his right leg. He sells mobile airtime cards on the street to earn a living. Tens of thousands of troops have been disabled in 16 […]

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Paralympic swimming

Paralympic Swimming Paralympic Swimming is adaptive swimming where athletes with disabilities can partake in the Summer Paralympic Games and other competitions globally. It is governed by the International Paralympic Committee. Rules are adapted from the International Swimming Federation guidelines. Swimmers compete indivually or in relay in an Olympic sized pool. All styles such as backstroke, […]

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Surfing with a disability

Surfing with a disability is possible and there are many organisations. People left disabled either by a condition or accident may feel their dreams of surfing are over. But with today’s technology and assistance the sky is the limit. An incredible organisation called “Life Rolls On” puts on surfing events for paraplegics wanting to surf […]

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The Blind gunman

The Blind Gunman

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Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Down syndrome also known as Mongolism is a congenital disorder due to an extra chromosome on the chromosome 21 pair, person thus has 47 chromosomes instead of 46. British physician John Langdon Down discovered the physical features of disorder in 1866 and it was named after him. The physical and mental affects are […]

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Stem cells to treat blindness

Stem Cells To Treat Blindness Stem cells to treat blindness may seem like an impossible cure but may just become reality. Scientists last year were able to restore eyesight in a blind person. Cells in the eye known as retinal cells are replaced as they have been damaged due to disease like maculates degeneration. The […]

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Self driving wheelchairs

Self driving wheelchairs are coming Self driving wheelchairs are coming. A Canadian team of robotics experts have developed inexpensive technology that enabled wheelchairs to   Self driving wheelchairs are coming. A Canadian team of robotics experts have developed inexpensive technology that enabled wheelchairs to drive themselves. Cyber works Robotics have applied the same system that […]

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Disabled Prisoners

Disabled Prisoners Disabled prisoners who have major medical issues are usually put in solitary confinement away from fellow inmates.  Most prisons are equipped with a medical room for special needs prisoners. Some even gave an entire prison section for people with special needs. If a prisoner is not in need of medical supervision, but suffers […]

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Successful disabled people

Successful disabled people  Successful disabled people challenge the odds us as human beings make excuses for. They turn it around and redefine the meaning of success. There are many stories of people who are born disabled or became disabled due to an accident or illness, they didn’t let it get the best of them. Their […]

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Live Braille

Live Braille Live Braille is a new invention created by Abhinav Verma. Assistive technology for disabled is very underdeveloped in India and other parts of the world. It’s either brushed aside or costs way too much. It’s a sentiment that has been around every expert in the field. Verma who is a mechanical Engineer spent […]

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Myths about Blind people

Myths about Blind people Myths about Blind people are as follows and stating the facts. Myth – People who blind can’t do many jobs available. Fact – Blind people are doing many jobs that will surprise you. Such as CEO’S, world class athletes, politicians and many more. Myth – accommodations are pricey. Fact – Costs […]

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An App for blind people to see eclipse

An App for blind people to see eclipse An App for blind people to see the eclipse is now available. Today millions of people will experience a rare occurrence to see a total solar eclipse. This phenomenon is not accessible to all for reasons such as Blindness, distance or work. A new mobile app that […]

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Deaf-Blind in the workplace 

Deaf-Blind in the workplace Deaf-Blind in the workplace is on the increase globally and should be seen as any other employment. Deaf blindness might imply a complete absence of hearing and sight, but this isn’t the case. Many who are deaf-blind have some hearing or vision or both. People who are deaf-blind can learn skills to […]

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Communicating with blind or visually impaired

Communicating with blind or visually impaired Communicating with blind or visually impaired and blind people that come from all walks of life might seem difficult but it isn’t. Many are well educated and could be lawyers, social workers, chess players and even self employed. They have many abilities despite their disability. There are times where […]

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Fitness training for blind people

Fitness Training For Blind People Fitness Training For Blind People is growing in popularity. Everyone, including people with disabilities can benefit from exercise. Before any exercise routine, it’s recommended that you discuss your exercise plan with doctor. Some eye conditions can be affected by lifting, bending or aerobic exercise. Discuss goals with fitness trainer at […]

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Tough love moms for guide dogs

Tough love moms for guide dogs Tough love moms for guide dogs is based on the helicopter parent principle about one who is overprotective instead of encouragement and teaching independence. A recent study showed this finding in dogs. Doting mothers stunt their puppies, therefore reducing the likelihood of them successfully completing training to be guide […]

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Disabled gamers

Disabled gamers signed up to join the Able gamers player panels team to work with top gaming companies. Able Gamers Foundation proudly announced Player Panels, latest initiative which joins Able Gamers and top publishers. Finally the disabled are being heard and gaming made accessible for all disabilities. Along side the University of York, Able Gamers […]

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Blind and lonely

Blind And Lonely Blind and lonely is not always inevitable as a consequence of sight loss. There are many factors that can affects people’s experiences. We must learn what protects blind people from loneliness. Thereby gaining a better understanding.    Loneliness and isolation from society 7s complex occurrence involving certain factors including day to day […]

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Vision Loss – 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired

Vision Loss Vision Loss can be prevented or cured. More than 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired according to WHO statistics. About 80 percent of cased could be avoided or been cured. Regular eye exams are vital and helpful in detection of eye problems such as glaucoma. This disease has few symptoms in early […]

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Nutrition for Persons with Down Syndrome

Nutrition for persons with Down Syndrome is muscle tone that is low. This causes fat to store and muscle to be less. The increase in fat along with obesity puts the down syndrome population at risk of getting type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Management of weight is an important health concern that needs addressing. […]

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Retinal Implant that restores lost vision – Interesting to read!

Retinal implant that restores lost vision had been developed. First tests are done on rats but will be tried on humans this year. The implant converts light into electrical signal stimulating retinal neurons. This could give hope to many with retinal degeneration such as retinitis pigments where photoreceptor cells in eye begins to break down […]

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Women with Autism – A must read if you are a women!

Woman with autism have more challenges than men according to a study published in journal of autism. They struggle with real world organization, planning and daily life skills, it is hard living as a women with autism. The study led by Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children’s National Health system is the largest to […]

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The Blind can watch television – Very interesting Deaf-Blind story!

The blind can watch television thanks to a Pervasive SUB. The Federation of Deaf-Blind Persons Associations  has developed PERVASIVE SUB, groundbreaking software that allows. This groundbreaking software created by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Telefonica and The Federation of Deaf-Blind Persons Associations  has developed PERVASIVE SUB, groundbreaking software that allows Deaf-Blind persons to receive and enjoy […]

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Pregnant and disabled – Explaining the complications

Pregnant and disabled   is both an exciting event and an anxiety fueled one. Woman with disabilities experience unique hurdles and joys when pregnant and disabled. Research has shown woman with disabilities stand under a stigma that they shouldn’t have children. Society sees it as “selfish” and cruel. They are groomed into thinking that motherhood just […]

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Travelling blind – Tommy Edison’s Story Online

Travelling blind is possible as Tommy Edison the Blind film critic has experienced it. He loves travelling but admits airports drive him mad. Edison a blind person from birth due to an underdeveloped optic nerve says he has experienced some of earth’s greatest places. This humorist from Connecticut says he had more than a million […]

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Deaf Blindness amongst children – a must read!

Deaf Blindness is a low incidence disability and also variable amongst children. Children who are Deaf Blind have some usable vision or hearing or both. Majority of children that are deaf also have additional physical, medical and cognitive problems. When communication is severe that’s when children are diagnosed with deaf blindness. It has a severe […]

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Can Blind People Express Emotions

Can blind people express emotions the same as seeing people? Scientists at the University of Geneva researched this for 80 years concerning facial expression of emotions in blind people in attempt to answer an often asked question. Are they innate or acquired? Facial expressions are important in social interactions from birth into adulthood. Our emotions […]

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When Your Child Is Diagnosed With Autism

When your child is diagnosed with autism it can be an overwhelming time. Autism affects 1 in 88 children and hundreds of families are finding out that their toddlers are autistic. Autism is developmental disability that affects communication, social interaction and behavior. It’s a spectrum disorder meaning it affects each person in different ways and […]

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Celebrating Helen Kelle

When people think of blindness they always think of Helen Keller who learned to communicate with sign language at Water Pump. There is however much more to Helen Keller. Helen Keller was a woman’s rights activist. She fought for the rights of woman to vote and fir equality for all. She worked for the American […]

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Be My Eyes App for Android

Be My Eyes App for android is a new Danish technology invention. This new app allows visually impaired “see” using their phones video camera. Be my Eyes app for android works when a sighted person registers with the service and receive notification that  visually impaired person who signed up also needs help. Once a match […]

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Blind MMA Fighter

Blind MMA fighter Ronald Dlamini is first to impact the blind community with his strength not only physically but mentally too. Blindness took over his life when he was in an induced coma for meningitis. After only a week in hospital he was discharged with many thoughts and questions. Just as fear crept in a […]

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Care giving by family members and other unpaid individuals

Care giving by family members and other unpaid individuals. It’s estimated that 30% of people 65 years and older receive some form of care giving due to health or help with daily activities. They rely on family and neighbours for help with day to day activities such as making dinner and bathing or driving around. […]

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Disabled People are Forced Into Institutions

Disabled people are forced into institutions against their own will. Minister for disabled failed to oppose this idea. Penny Mordaunt was asked what she could do to prevent this happening and if she was opposed to the idea.  Instead of defending disabled people’s rights to having their own home she told that it should be […]

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Mini Stroke Warning Signs

Mini stroke warning signs are important as they can save a life. Heart foundation studies show that one third of adults have had symptoms of transient ischemic attack but very few called an ambulance. Survey showed 35% of patients experienced at least one sign of a TIA or mini stroke. Sudden speech delay or migraine […]

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Club Foot Can Be Corrected

Club foot can be corrected. It is a deformity where the foot is twisted inward. It affects approximately one in every one thousand newborns. It may be one or both feet. 30 percent of children with club foot have it in both feet. This condition is genetic and if one child has it the likelihood […]

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Wheelchair Rugby Lowers Depression

Wheelchair rugby lowers depression lowers depression Wheelchair rugby lowers depression lowers depression and stress in spine injuries. Wheelchair Rugby is a high octane team contact sport that changes lives and mental health of spinal injury patients. A new study from Houston University and Department of Health and Human Performance found that frequent participation in wheelchair […]

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Hip replacement can damage brain

Hip replacement can damage brain because of the very toxic metal called “Cobalt” which is used to make joints. Memory, vision and personality can be damaged. A recent study has shown that areas and amount of damage in brain due to cobalt is reason for concern. Joints made from cobalt are worn down and corrode […]

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Customized stroller for child with special needs

Customized stroller for child with special needs in Syria has changed the life of both child and mother Undergraduates in Engineering at John Hopkins University customized a stroller to suit the needs of a disabled Syrian child. improvements were made making mobility easier and safer for him and his family. These up and coming youngsters […]

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Hope for Patients with Friedreich’s Ataxia and Related Diseases

Hope for patients with Friedreich’s Ataxia and related diseases is now available. Friedrichs Ataxia is an inherited autosomal recessive that cause damage to nerves which is progressive. Signs is this disease is lack of coordination, scoliosis, heart disease and diabetes. It doesn’t affect cognitive function though. Friedreich’s Ataxia is one if many diseases caused by […]

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Meet ClaraBelle Blue story book about disabled

Meet ClaraBelle Blue story book about disabled Meet ClaraBelle Blue story book about disabled is about a young African American with special needs. It’s is the only book with an African American with disabilities on cover. After reading this book one will notice it is a “one of a kind”. It’s no surprise that it […]

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Brain interface device for brain damage

Brain interface device for brain damage Brain interface device for brain damage interface (BMI) is a direct communication pathway between enhanced and wired brain via external device. BCI’S are often used in research, mapping, cognitive and sensory functions. As the brain has cortical plasticity signals from prosthesis can be used by the brain as sensor […]

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Life expectancy of people with Parkinson’s

Life expectancy of people with Parkinson’s Life expectancy of people with Parkinsons is a popular question and many patients will ask “How long will I live?”. A new Mayo Clinic study in the JAMA neurology has the answers for people with Parkinsons disease as well as Lewy dementia and Multiple System atrophy. The general consensus […]

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Children with autism don’t have tantrums frequently

Children with autism don’t have tantrums  Children with autism don’t have tantrums frequently because of speech or language difficulties. Researchers at Penn state college of medicines found that parents can find top treatment for behaviour problems now.  Children with autism have more tantrums than average children. Occupational therapists and teachers are under the belief that […]

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iphone interpreter for the deaf

iphone interpreter for the deaf could prove invaluable for those teams who are in the industry and travel from one place to the next. iphone has an application that has capability of more than 8000 world class interpreters in users pockets. Language line redefined the language access industry ten months ago. With the launching of […]

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Inspirational Bradford Handcyclist takes up Germany Ride

Inspirational Bradford Handcyclist takes up Germany Ride Inspirational Bradford Handcyclist takes up Germany Ride from UK to Germany next month. A partially paralysed 24 year old is set to take on enough of a challenge. Alana Walker from Allerton suffers with Cerebral Palsy and is set to ride 259 miles on six days from Bradford […]

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Disabled and Homeless

Disabled and homeless Disabled and homeless is part of the territory with the disabled community sadly. More than fourty percent of population are homeless and unemployed according to the disability scoop in America. The Annual Homeless Assessment Report has never provided encouraging news and this is clearly an issue that needs to be resolved. Seventeen […]

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Blind Childs Right Hero

Blind Childs right hero Blind child rights hero receives an award for children’s Nobel prize. Manuel Rodriguez from Guinea-Bissau received the world’s children’s prize on 27 April 2017. The voting for this award is global. Millions of children vote worldwide. Manuel was chosen by children around the world to receive this high honour. He is […]

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Disabilities and Addiction – Substance Abuse

Disabilities and addiction Disabilities and addiction is more connected than one would like to believe. Info given by the Christopher and Diana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center has shown that substance abuse is more prevalent in the disabled community than most others. More than fifty percent of people with brain injury or mental illnesses abuse […]

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Russia faces possible suspension from paralympics

Russia faces possible suspension from paralympics Russia faces possible suspension from paralympics according to IPC ( international Paralympics committee). Russia is one of the biggest sporting and competitive nations on world. And the world would like to see it reinstated in lines of criteria really soon. The IPC has ruled that The RPC (Russian Paralympic […]

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Touchable Ink braille printer by Samsung

Touchable Ink braille printer by Samsung  Touchable ink braille printer by Samsung prints via a laser printer. Braille printers are known to be rather costly. Laser printers are more affordable at less than R12 000 – R15 000. Samsung has managed to make an affordable braille with a magic new ink. Typically printers end product […]

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Eye Play Piano

Eye Play Piano Eye play piano is a new Virtual Reality (VR) invention.  It allows for disabled to play piano.  It is a Japanese invention by the manufacturer Fove. It is a universal piano which children play with eye movements with headset on. Through Foves eye tracking technology the headgear picks up the user’s eye […]

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Braille Smartphone

Braille smartphone Braille smartphone is the best thing since touch screen innovation. Sumit Dagar had been collaborating with Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi to develop a prototype. It is the world’s first braille enabled smartphone. The phone has a haptic touch screen that elevates and lowers the content it receives. Data is then transformed […]

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Blind can see famous paintings

Blind can see famous paintings Blind can see famous paintings through touch. Van Gogh’s creations to Mona Lisa smile. 3D art replicas are the latest designs for the blind. To understand and appreciate a painting we need to see in colour. Composition and light is just as important. How can the blind enjoy a painting? […]

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Seeing with the tongue – revolutionary invention

Seeing with tongue Seeing with the tongue is a new revolutionary invention. Neuro scientists have found that we see with our brains not our eyes. New technology such as a device that relies on the tongues nerves to send signals to the brain.  This will benefit the visually impaired and blind. By relying on the […]

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The human eye is the most complex organ

The human eye The human eye is the most complex organ and it’s amazing that since its so small it has so many working parts.  If you logically think about it it is a rather difficult task. Vision is by the busiest and most used of all our five senses.  This is how we gain […]

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A Stye in the Eye

A Stye in the eye A stye in the eye us a small pus filled lump on inside or outside eyelid. It is caused by staphylococcus bacteria infection. A stye is common and most have them once or twice on their lives.  A stye in the eye is visible or on base of eyelashes. There […]

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Nutrition for disabled kids

Nutrition for disabled kids Nutrition for disabled kids is a very important must.  Children with autism, ADHD and PDD benefit greatly from special nutrition.  Special diets decrease the inflammation in the body from flooding in.  It’s important to identify foods that increase load so as to decrease inflammation. The digestive tract regulates inflammation.  Special diets […]

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EMDR for trauma

EMDR for trauma is a Psychotherapy that helps people recover from trauma caused by emotional and distressing situations.  EMDR ( Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) can benefit people who have been struggling for years even with treatment.  Emotional pain that is serious takes long to heal and can be rather dibilitating.  EMDR therapy has shown […]

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Essential oils for eye problems

Essential oils for eye problems Essential oils for eye problems is a new form of natural therapy.  Essential oil from plants have healed a broad spectrum of conditions through the centuries. Essential oil for eye problems is really a wonderful natural solution. Aromatherapy is used to treat depression, insomnia and ADHD and used topically for […]

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Cannabis oil for cerebral palsy

Cannabis oil for cerebral palsy  Cannabis oil for Cerebral palsy is the latest in treatments.  Cerebral palsy is incurable.  The symptoms are however treatable.  Symptoms such as spastic movements and seizures can be lessened.  Research is being done to find a cure but in meantime scientists are funding ways to alleviate dibilitating  symptoms.  Research of […]

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Dementia is a disability

Dementia is a disability Dementia is a disability as it is a decline in memory and mental capability much the same as any other brain disease.  Day to day life isn’t normal.  Alzheimers is an example of dementia. Dementia is a disability but not a specific disease and has a broad spectrum of symptoms such […]

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Blind and music therapy

Blind and music therapy Blind and music therapy is an exceptional tool for helping because of its universal power to reach everyone.  Music stimulates many senses which enables many different people to experience the wonders of music therapy no matter what their disability.  Music touches many in the most extraordinary way.  While music is often […]

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Music therapy and autism

Music therapy and autism Music therapy affects individuals of all ages and abilities.  Music therapy has been used for cognitive skill, social skills and emotional support worldwide.  Stress management, memory and communication is improved because of music therapy. Studies have shown that music interventions for children and teenagers with autism does improve focus, social skills […]

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Motor Neuron Disease (ALS)

Motor Neuron Disease (ALS) Motor neuron disease (ALS) is also known as Lou Gehrifs disease.  It is a neurodegenerative disease.  Every muscle is controlled by motor neurons that are found in the frontal lobe.  They are electrically and synaptically connected to the brain as well as spinal cord.  The ones in the brain are called […]

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Prosthetic eyes

Prosthetic eyes Prosthetic eyes are made from glass and are shell shaped.  It is kept in place by eyelid.  If a eye is diseased or there is damage then the situation arises where operation is needed for a replacement or artificial eye.  Ophthalmologist will be involved in assessment of need for surgery which is a […]

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The Bionic Eye

The Bionic eye The bionic eye is a visual prosthesis it is a devise meant for restoration of vision of people suffering from impartial blindness. Since there are 40 million people worldwide suffering from blindness and 124 million with low vision it’s no surprise that the world would try develop a way to restore eyesight. […]

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Reiki and Disabilities

Reiki and disabilities is a niche way of therapy for many disabled people young and old alike.  Reiki is a simple but powerful technique used for healing and calming.  The earliest archaeological evidence of Reiki was in Tibet.  Reiki is done via laying on of hands method where the healer will put good healthy energy […]

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Developmental Disabilities – are life long problems

Developmental Disabilities  Developmentalal disabilities are serious life long problems. Blindness is a physical disability and learning disorders are mental problems.  Some may even have both as is with Down syndrome. Causes of developmental disabilities are: Genetic and chromosomal abnormalities cause Down Syndrome and Rett Syndrome. Premature birth with complications. Prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol. […]

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Dolphin therapy for autism

Dolphin therapy for autism Dolphin therapy for autism is a relatively new discovery. There are two types of therapy, simple and structured.  Simple therapy is swimming with and touching dolphins.  Structured is a specifically designed programme created for each child as an individual. DAT (dolphin assisted therapy) is when the child is instructed to perform […]

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Hearing loss

Hearing loss or deafness is often referred to as the inability to hear partially or completely. Symptoms could either be mild or severe or profound.  A patient with mild impairment may have problem with speech especially in noisy environment.  People with moderate deafness will benefit from a hearing aid.  Severe and profound deaf communicate by […]

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Keratoconus – is an eye disease caused by genetics

Keratoconus is an eye disease which is caused by genetics, environmental factors and endocrine system.   Scientists believe Keratoconus to be genetic as you will find it as a family thing.  According to studies done there is a one in ten chance if you have blood relative with this eye disease.  There are a large […]

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Myopia in children

Myopia in children Myopia in children is becoming more and more prevalent.  It is the most common error of the eye and is also known as nearsightedness. It is suspected that the increase in nearsightedness lately is due to eye fatigue. We have become a generation of computer users and cellphone users.  That combined with […]

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Blind Musicians in History

Blind Musicians in History Blind musicians in history that are famous to date have never had any musical lessons as such are written music notes.  Presently however there are resources available for blind musicians that want to learn western and classical music and theory. Louise Braille who created the braille alphabet also created a music […]

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Cochlear Implant

Cochlear implant Cochlear implant is an medical electronic device replacing the action of the damaged inner ear.  Hearing aids are different in that they make sounds amplified whereas the cochlear provides sound signals to brain. A cochlear implant work by bypassing the hearing process.  They have a microphone and electronics on outside of skin.  Device […]

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Massage Therapy for Disabled

Massage therapy for the disabled Massage therapy for the disabled is proven to relieve pain decreasing the need for pain medication.  It provides relaxation and lowers stress levels.  It reduces anxiety and us proven to help with depression.  Physically it helps with blood pressure, blood sugar and heart rate.  Many benefits which include lymphatic drainage […]

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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Cerebral Palsy is a neurological brain disorder caused by a non progressive brain injury or deformation during pregnancy. It affects body movement and muscle coordination.  Though Cerebral Palsy can be labeled the person with Cerebral Palsy isn’t. The brain damage is from brain injury or lack of development that is occur before birth, […]

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History of deaf blind education

History of deaf blind education History of deaf blind education dates back to early 1800’s. Laura Bridgham was one of the first deaf blind to learn language at the New England Asylum for the Blind I’m 1837.  There have been programmes for pupils who are deaf blind since then. There was very little progress from […]

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Equine therapy for disabled

Equine therapy for disabled Equine therapy for disabled is a wonderful way to heal those with mental and physical disabilities. it has been used for more than 50 years now. Horse therapy can improve muscle strength and communication skills, it can also help with fearfulness.  Horses have a connecting like no other land animal and […]

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Autism in children

Autism in children Autism in children is a disability known as a spectrum disorder.  It is disected into different conditions.  Social skills, strengths, repetitive behaviour, differences, speech and non verbal communication. There are many types of autism either brought about by hereditary or environmental influence. “Spectrum” is a term used to describe the wide variations […]

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Physical disability

Physical disability Physical disability is understood as being a condition unlike normal or standard groups or individuals.  Physical disability is used to describe to individuals functioning including physical impaired, mentally impaired,  sensory impaired  and cognitive impaired as well as chronic diseases. Mobility and physical impairments Disability due to organs in body Upper Limb Lower Limb […]

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Blind and in love

The blind and in love The blind and in love is a not much spoken about subject and is something a lot of people ponder about.  What is it like to have a relationship with a blind person?  Is it easier because the person is non judgemental of a person’s outward appearance? or is it […]

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Hobbies for the blind

Hobbies for the blind Hobbies for the blind improves confidence and joy on so many levels. Walking Nothing beats a good old stroll with guide dogs and a few good friends.  most areas have walking clubs.   Deep sea fishing Yet another adventure to definitely not miss. Take along a seeing  friend for assistance  and […]

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Crystal healing for the blind

Crystal healing for the blind Crystal healing for the blind is a pseudoscientific alternative to medicine.  Crystal healing for the blind as well as disabled has a better effect on the body than other placebos. A crystal practitioner will place stones or crystals on appropriate places on the body.  The energy or vibrations are sent […]

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Famous and Disabled

Famous and disabled Famous and disabled people are not spoken of as much as they should be. In history we have seen some amazing events and achievements, but when it’s a disabled person then it is admired more. Vincent Van Gogh a Dutch painter who was one of the world’s best modern artists of his […]

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Jobs for the blind

Jobs for the blind Jobs for the blind are many.  Blind or visually impaired people can perform more jobs than you would believe. Attorney, bookeeper,  personal assistant, customer service rep, financier, lecturer and even counselor.  Jobs for the blind are too many to mention.  The possibilities are endless for the blind today and in future. […]

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Blind Soldiers of War – Inspiring story

Blind Soldiers of war Blind soldiers of war are disabled during battle and defending their country so why should they be helped by their country? Casualties of war are often lead home with no support or funds to carry on with their lives.  It is sad indeed as they have risked their lives.  In the […]

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Guide dogs for the blind

Guide dogs for the blind are a great mobility aid for people with low vision and blindness to travel and move around safely.  Guide dogs guide blind people down busy streets, through crowds and around obstacles.  Guide dogs are not only trained in walking the blind but also in assisting with finding objects.  Trained guide […]

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Hiking for the blind and disabled

Hiking for the blind and disabled Hiking for the blind and disabled is an awesome form of therapy and can prove to be very healing.  When we are out in nature the senses are stimulated in the most beautiful way possible.  We are given a chance to enjoy life with our blind loved ones.  How […]

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Acupuncture for Blindness

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese therapy using sterile needles that are inserted into relevant pressure points on the body and acupuncture for blindness is no different. Vibrations and energy are transferred into the needles and into the body.  The way it works is that it is believed that the negative energy and disease passes through […]

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