In the fire-scarred Wine Country, new help for the blind in disasters

Photo credit to Jessica Christian / The Chronicle. The classroom was full of students, all of them blind or visually impaired. Their canes were propped in the corner, their guide dogs asleep under a table. It was time, so Patricia Jefferson began reciting from a list...

Ballot Booth Breakthrough

Jeff Harrington, Earl Baum Center's Director of Facilities and Technology, tries a voting machine from Hart InterCivic of Austin, Texas, on Thursday during a demonstration of new voting technology at the Santa Rosa Veterans Hall. At right is Hart representative Dwayne...

Hulu: Audio Description & Screen Reader Access

Disability Rights Advocates is investigating complaints from blind individuals who report that the Hulu website and mobile applications are not accessible, and from blind individuals who want audio description tracks to be made available on Hulu. We would greatly...

How gene therapy can fight blindness

Greetings! I'm writing to let you know that submissions for the Holman Prize, LightHouse for the Blind's annual series of three $25,000 award for blind adventurers and creators, are just around the corner! Submissions open on January 16th at 5 PM PST and close on...

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