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From TheJournal.ie Forget the Bird Box challenge: Try dealing with automated services when you are blind Opinion

Forget the Bird Box challenge: Try dealing with automated services when you are blind

It is frustrating that the challenges vision impaired people face are different from what is portrayed in Bird Box – because they are structural, writes Kevin Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie 'People always say my dad is amazing. He's not, he's just blind' Challenging Perceptions

'People always say my dad is amazing. He's not, he's just blind'

A new play aims to challenge perceptions about people with disabilities.

From TheJournal.ie 'It puts holes in the retina': Thousands at risk of blindness due to diabetes-linked eye disease World Sight Day

'It puts holes in the retina': Thousands at risk of blindness due to diabetes-linked eye disease

“People absolutely take their eyesight for granted until there’s a problem,” Stephen Duffy said.

From TheJournal.ie 'Outstanding achievement': High Court ruling paves the way for blind people to vote in secret High Court

'Outstanding achievement': High Court ruling paves the way for blind people to vote in secret

The High Court ruled yesterday in favour of a man who had argued for his right to vote in private.

From TheJournal.ie Blind woman 'heartbroken' after guide dog was taken away for being overweight Cork

Blind woman 'heartbroken' after guide dog was taken away for being overweight

The Irish Guide Dogs said they hope to reunite the pair once the dog loses weight.

From TheJournal.ie A new feature from Facebook will change how millions experience it Description

A new feature from Facebook will change how millions experience it

The system, automatic alternative text, will help those who are blind or visually impaired know what is in a photo.

From TheJournal.ie Australian YouTube star caught out faking 'honesty' social experiments Caught Out

Australian YouTube star caught out faking 'honesty' social experiments

Adrian Gee pretended to be a blind man who stopped people on the street and asked them for change.

From TheJournal.ie Breakthrough as 'bionic eye' restores sight in blind patients Second Sight This post contains videos

Breakthrough as 'bionic eye' restores sight in blind patients

A new clinical trial has given hope to people with sight loss.

From TheJournal.ie As many as 17,000 people in Ireland could have this disability... but no one knows for sure Deafblind

As many as 17,000 people in Ireland could have this disability... but no one knows for sure

Activists say more accurate data is needed.

From TheJournal.ie A guide dog threw itself in front of a bus to save his blind owner Good Boy

A guide dog threw itself in front of a bus to save his blind owner

Don’t worry – the heroic pooch is on the mend.

A guide dog threw itself in front of a bus to save its blind owner

But don’t worry! The dog is on the mend.

From TheJournal.ie Bray man Joe Bollard says his guide dog taught him to 'look forward and not back' Guide Dogs

Bray man Joe Bollard says his guide dog taught him to 'look forward and not back'

‘I trust my dog more than I would trust a human being to guide me.’

From TheJournal.ie Incredible exhibition helps blind people 'see' artistic masterpieces with their fingers Art For All

Incredible exhibition helps blind people 'see' artistic masterpieces with their fingers

Visually impaired visitors can now experience the Mona Lisa in an entirely new way.

From TheJournal.ie This headset helps the blind navigate the city they're in Smart Navigation

This headset helps the blind navigate the city they're in

The device creates a 3D soundscape to aid its wearer, providing them with context to their surroundings.

From TheJournal.ie Scared of flying? What about piloting a plane blind? Donegal

Scared of flying? What about piloting a plane blind?

Jennifer Doherty flew a plane to raise awareness of the Donegal Centre for Independent Living.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Losing my sight at 23 was traumatic, but my dog is with me every step of the way Opinion

Opinion: Losing my sight at 23 was traumatic, but my dog is with me every step of the way

What my sight loss has shown me is that we can’t control what happens to us – we can only control how we deal with it.

From TheJournal.ie In pics: Our guide dogs changed our lives World Sight Day

In pics: Our guide dogs changed our lives

“With York as my guide, I take in the sea air, listen to the seagulls and fetch my morning coffee.”

From TheJournal.ie Blind teenager awarded €3.2m in damages after court battle Compensation

Blind teenager awarded €3.2m in damages after court battle

The family of 13-year-old Noel McCarthy have spoken of their relief after a court battle lasting more than a decade.

From TheJournal.ie Could you manage to eat your dinner while wearing a blindfold? Dine In The Dark

Could you manage to eat your dinner while wearing a blindfold?

An event doing just that will be held in Dublin, Limerick and Cork on World Sight Day, October 9.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for measures to be introduced to eliminate avoidable blindness by 2020 Don't Turn A Blind Eye

Calls for measures to be introduced to eliminate avoidable blindness by 2020

There are currently more than 220,000 people in Ireland who are blind or vision impaired.

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Tweeting during penalties, giant rollable TVs and a shocking exercise tool Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Tweeting during penalties, giant rollable TVs and a shocking exercise tool

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

From TheJournal.ie This device reads out printed text to the blind in real-time Easy Reading

This device reads out printed text to the blind in real-time

The FingerReader only requires the wearer to point at the text, and uses a small camera to scan the text before reading it aloud.

From TheJournal.ie 'I went to look at myself in the mirror and I couldn’t see my face' Diabetes

'I went to look at myself in the mirror and I couldn’t see my face'

Joe McPhilips has told the story of how he went blind, in the hope of reminding people of the importance of correctly managing their diabetes.

Dog who went blind reacts to seeing family for first time after eye surgery

GOT to stop chopping onions at the computer.

From TheJournal.ie Blind man walks 132 km in four days to raise funds for the Irish Wheelchair Association Challenge

Blind man walks 132 km in four days to raise funds for the Irish Wheelchair Association

Rahim Nazrali will have two guides to assist him during the trek.

Blind man attempts to draw things he's never seen

He’s probably better than some sighted people.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people going blind waiting for cataract surgery PREVENTABLE

Irish people going blind waiting for cataract surgery

Ireland could save €76 million annually if earlier intervention was prioritised.

From TheJournal.ie This book promises to be a feast for the eyes, hands and ears Snizzly Snouts

This book promises to be a feast for the eyes, hands and ears

The book can be used by blind and visually-impaired children.

From TheJournal.ie Sligo garda raising funds for guide dog charity after mother's freak accident Guide Dogs

Sligo garda raising funds for guide dog charity after mother's freak accident

Monica Wims lost her sight two years ago but her guide dog Guinness has given her back her independence.

From TheJournal.ie Here's a museum that tells blind visitors: Please touch! Seeing By Touch

Here's a museum that tells blind visitors: Please touch!

Blind and visually impaired visitors are encouraged to get up close to items during their special tours.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why are over two thirds of blind people in the world women? Opinion

Column: Why are over two thirds of blind people in the world women?

It’s unimaginable to many in the developed world that a person could be last in line for medical care and education simply because of gender – but for millions of women this is the stark reality, writes Michael Marren.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Don’t let your dog poo on streets, say wheelchair users Dirty Streets

VIDEO: Don’t let your dog poo on streets, say wheelchair users

A new video shows the impact that dog poo can have on people of limited mobility.

From TheJournal.ie A partially blind photographer took these stunning images of storms Terry Rosema

A partially blind photographer took these stunning images of storms

After Bechet’s disease impaired Terry Rosema’s sight, he left his career as graphic designer to take up storm chasing. Here’s his story and his images.

From TheJournal.ie Blind kitten called Lorcan shows the need for spaying feral cats Spay That Stray This post contains videos

Blind kitten called Lorcan shows the need for spaying feral cats

Last week was Feral Cat Awareness Week – here’s why people are being encouraged to ‘spay that stray’.

From TheJournal.ie Blind man walks 140km from Longford to Dublin to help wheelchair users Inspirational

Blind man walks 140km from Longford to Dublin to help wheelchair users

Rahim Nazarali has only five per cent eyesight but walked along the Royal Canal to raise money for the Irish Wheelchair Association.

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Predicting earthquakes, dog translation and breaking bricks Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Predicting earthquakes, dog translation and breaking bricks

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

Which noises sound good to a blind person?

The things that sound best when you can’t see.

From TheJournal.ie Blind people have the potential to use their 'inner bat' to locate objects Bat Signal

Blind people have the potential to use their 'inner bat' to locate objects

Researchers are now looking at developing training programmes and assistive devices for blind people using the data.

From TheJournal.ie Blind woman's eight year wait for a suitable home in Cork Housing

Blind woman's eight year wait for a suitable home in Cork

Lisa O’Sullivan said the stress of the eight-year wait led to her eyesight and her 17 health conditions deteriorating further.

From TheJournal.ie FLAC says 'Jury Service' report should include deaf and blind people Jury Duty

FLAC says 'Jury Service' report should include deaf and blind people

While the report expressed concerns over interpreters being present for jury discussion, FLAC have said that deaf and blind people should still be able to take part in non-criminal trials.

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