When health bills aren't legible — via large-print, Braille or other adaptive technology — blind patients can't know what they owe, and are too often sent to debt collections, an investigation finds.
David Brown already has one Paralympic medal under his belt. He and sighted guide Moray Steward hope to sprint their way to another in Tokyo.
Most non-English films made outside the U.S. are inaccessible to many of the 26.9 million visually impaired Americans. "Dubbing just tells us the dialogue," one disability rights activist explains.
An app service known as Aira is connecting blind and visually impaired grocery shoppers with sighted guides that help them navigate the aisles at Wegmans through their smartphones.
A Winston-Salem non-profit organization that employs the blind or visually impaired is facing job cuts.
The class-action suit brought against the hit musical doesn't seek damages. The attorneys say the hope is to draw attention to Broadway's spotty record in serving audiences with disabilities.
"Sight isn't the only pathway to understand art," says Carol Wilson of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. There, specially trained docents lead tours using sound, description — and even touch.