Tag archives for visually impaired

Training the Blind to Run Businesses

A new program designed to empower individuals teaches them how to overcome popular perceptions about vision loss and compete with able-bodied entrepreneurs. Last fall, the Forsythe Center for Entrepreneurship launched an initiative aimed at providing entrepreneurship skills and training to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. With 200 students enrolled in the continuing education […]

The IPad’s Secret Abilities

The Apple tablet is helping people with disabilities by reading e-mails, voicing directions, and zooming in on text By Rachael King Jonathan Avila uses his iPad in ways most people might not realize are possible: The device reads e-mail to him while he’s traveling to work, tells him which way to walk when he is […]

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