Assistive technology like screen readers for the blind help people with disabilities use computers and smartphones, but they can be tripped up if webpages or documents are improperly formatted.
Detecting and tracking motion is key to survival. The ability to extract auditory information from a noisy environment changes when your brain isn’t wired to rely on vision.
Two new memoirs make blind writer Amanda Tink ‘very proud’ of her community – and share the stories of blind writers, performers, teachers, activists and inventors.
Cataracts aren’t just something people develop in older age. Some people are born with them.
Genetics expert Jean Bennett explains how gene therapy is being used to treat certain forms of inherited blindness.
In 2023, International Holocaust Remembrance Day marks 90 years since the Nazis assumed power. Disabled people were the first Holocaust victims; Nazi programs discriminated against and murdered them.
A cultural collaboration with deafblind people led to the development of a high-tech device to help navigate their world post-lockdown
Targets for diabetes would improve healthy lives, reduce deaths, and be cost effective. But they should not be for managing diabetes alone; they must include treating hypertension.
We should remember him as just another ordinary human being who did extraordinary things.
The Gambia’s success in eliminating trachoma means that resources previously allocated to combating the disease can now be reallocated to other public health conditions
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) lives up to its name: Its prevalence increases with age and it is the leading cause of blindness in people over 65 years old.
A curious kid asks: what do blind people experience in their dreams?
Diabetes-related eye disease affects more than one in three people with diabetes. But it doesn’t have to turn into vision loss and blindness.
Perception is multisensory.
There is an increase in physical and psychological barriers to accessibility for service dog users in the COVID-19 era. However, solutions exist.
After nearly 30 years of advocacy, audio description services have finally arrived on the ABC and SBS.
Strategies to cure various types of blindness are looking more plausible after a series of recent breakthroughs using gene editing and gene therapy.
Airbnb’s platform perpetuates the social exclusion of people with disabilities, while the 30-year-old ADA doesn’t apply to the sharing economy.
How do you maintain social distancing when you can’t see?
Knowing genetic associations in specific populations will make it possible to focus prevention and treatment on those who will benefit most, sparing expense and side effects from those who will not.