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  • Arab who blinded Jew will not sit one day in prison

    02/27/2017 11:01:07 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/2/17 | Reut Hadar
    An Arab who fired a slingshot at Jews marching in Jerusalem's Old City and caused blindness in the eye of one of his victims will not sit a single day in prison, according to the verdict of Judge Avital Molad of the Juvenile Magistrates Court in Jerusalem. The incident took place five years ago....the Arabs had returned to the same place and began shooting marbles at the Jews with slingshots. One of the boys was hit by a marble in his eye, was sent to Hadassah Medical Center where he stayed for a few days and underwent surgery, almost completely...
  • Texas School for the Blind posts position for FEMALE ONLY

    07/23/2016 7:23:51 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 34 replies
    Craigslist ^ | 23 July 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Texas School for the Blind has posted a position for a FEMALE ONLY who can work with adults and children. Can anyone check and see if there are some jobs for MALE ONLY applicants anywhere?
  • National Day of Prayer a Time for Americans to 'Shout it Aloud' [TODAY]

    05/05/2016 5:04:42 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 24 replies
    CBN News ^ | May 5, 2016 | N/A
    Thursday May 5 marks the 65th annual National Day of Prayer and organizers are calling upon Americans across the country to humbly come before God's throne. The theme for 2016 is Wake Up America, which highlights the need for people, as a group and individually, to turn back to the God of our Fathers and revere His Holy Name. This year's National Day of Prayer Scripture is Isaiah 58:1a: "Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet." The co-chairmen of the Congressional Prayer Caucus released a video to recognize Thursday's observance and the importance of...
  • Are Second Amendment Rights Protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

    02/22/2016 5:47:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Blind woman learns to shoot Picture from concealed nation An Georgia television station raised a question about whether a person who is legally blind should be allowed to exercise their Second Amendment rights.  They asked if a person who is legally blind should be forbidden, by law, from carrying a weapon to protect themselves.  From Her father, Sheriff Warren Wethington, taught her how to shoot. He told Byfield he wants his daughter to be able to protect herself. "The people who express their opinions that my daughter's not safe with a gun most likely have never held one,...
  • Russia tests ray gun that can BLIND enemies as it steps up fight to WIPE OUT Islamic State

    10/22/2015 12:05:20 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 92 replies ^ | 04:27, Fri, Oct 9, 2015 | Scott Campbell
    The weapon could be used in Putin's brutal onslaught against ISIS which was stepped up yesterday as Russian jets smashed 27 jihadi hotspots. Moscow has launched a ruthless campaign on the terror group in a bid to wipe them out forever. Russian airstrikes were said to have hit 71 armoured vehicles, 30 other vehicles, 19 command facilities, 2 communication centres, 23 depots with fuel and ammunition, 6 plants used to make car bombs, several artillery pieces and training camps. Russia's bombings have weakened the morale of militants and have sent thousands on the run, according to the country's defence ministry.
  • Woman Desperate to be Blind Poured Drain Cleaner in Eyes, Now Happier than Ever

    10/05/2015 12:29:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    WDAF-TV ^ | 10/01/15 | WDAF-TV
    A North Carolina woman says she is happier than ever after fulfilling her lifelong wish of becoming blind. Shuping said that her fascination with blindness began when she was about 6-years old. “By the time I was six I remember that thinking about being blind made me feel comfortable,” she told Barcroft TV. As a teen Shuping said she began wearing thick, black sunglasses and walking with a cane. By the age of 20, she was even fluent in braille. “I was ‘blind-simming’, which is pretending to be blind, but the idea kept coming up in my head and by...
  • Teen Defends Blind Classmate from Bully, Reportedly Gets Suspended

    09/25/2015 10:20:25 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/25/2015 | Caitlin Nolan
    A high school student has reportedly been suspended after knocking another teenager to the ground for bullying a blind classmate. School officials are now facing a maelstrom of backlash from supporters outraged by news of the boy's punishment. Footage of the incident, which officials said took place at Huntington Beach High School in Southern California at about 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, surfaced later that day and showed one student repeatedly beating a blind classmate on the head. Seconds later, the video, which was recorded by a bystander, showed another teen jump in and stop the pummeling with one blow to...
  • Democrat County Chairman Punches Blind Veteran At Polling Place (video)

    07/11/2015 11:59:05 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    AmericanThinker ^ | July 11, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    July 11, 2015 Democrat County Chairman Punches Blind Veteran At Polling Place (video) By Thomas Lifson Leroy Jones is Chairman of the Essex County Democratic Committee, the third most populous county in New Jersey, whose county seat is Newark. According to LiveLeak: Video was released purportedly showing Leroy Jones punching 75-year-old Bill Graves, who was volunteering as a poll worker during the incident on primary day, June 2. “I hear this rumbling, ‘Where the blank is Bill Graves? I’m gonna kick his butt!’” Mr. Graves told a local ABC affiliate. “You can see on the tape it was intentional.” The...
  • Blind Pregnant Mother ‘Sees’ Unborn Son With Help of 3D Printer

    05/08/2015 7:02:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Tatiana Guerra, 30, from Brazil, is 20 weeks pregnant. She lost her sight at age 17, so she is unable to see her unborn son during ultrasound exams. But thanks to a 3D printer and a campaign for Huggies diapers, Tatiana was able to “see” her son Murilo for the first time. In a video that’s been viewed nearly 500,000 times, Tatiana is at an ultrasound exam. She asks the doctor what her son looks like. “His nose looks like yours. His two little eyes are closed,” he says. Meanwhile, a 3D printer is transforming ultrasound images of Murilo’s face...
  • San Jose 13-Year-Old Invents Device To Help White Canes "See"

    04/17/2015 1:41:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Garvin Thomas
    In 1921, according to the history books, an newly-blind Englishman named James Biggs was feeling threatened by the amount of traffic in his neighborhood. In order to be more visible to motorists, Biggs reportedly painted his cane white. If true, it means the white cane as an aid to the blind is approaching its 100th birthday. Which explains why, in true Silicon Valley fashion, Raghav Ganesh thought the world was overdue for the white cane, 2.0. "There's an old device here that needed an upgrade," Raghav says, "and I thought I could make that better." Raghav Ganesh, a San Jose...
  • Harry Reid swaps shades for frosted lenses as Nancy Pelosi dons dark sunglasses... (CAPTION!)

    02/28/2015 4:02:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/26/15
    Harry Reid swaps shades for frosted lenses as Nancy Pelosi dons dark sunglasses in solidarity with her bruised colleague Comedy on Capitol Hill - the intentional kind, anyway - is pretty rare. But House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi got chuckles Thursday when she started a news conference by donning dark glasses, a teasingly sympathetic gesture to the man standing next to her, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. 'I brought my glasses to be like Harry, but he switched on me,' Pelosi said, removing her shades.
  • #WhatsYourGoal: Christina

    01/19/2015 2:48:58 PM PST · by MAKOTHEDOG · 3 replies
    Blackhawks TV ^ | Jan 16, 2015
    Christina was born with many challenges, one of which is she is blind. Her goal was to experience a Blackhawks game at the UC.
  • Blind Man: Cops Arrested & Ditched Me By Side Of The Road

    11/13/2014 8:12:15 AM PST · by redreno · 12 replies ^ | November 12, 2014 | Jim DeFede
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — On August 27th at approximately 8:30 pm, four plain clothes Miami Dade Police officers pulled onto a dead end street in South Dade and arrested three young black men. The scene was captured on video camera. According to the police report, the three men were arrested because officers claimed to see them passing what appeared to be a marijuana cigarette. When the officers approached, they said they found a marijuana cigarette on the ground near where the men were standing.
  • FL:Legaly Blind, Homeowner Shoots Intruder who Cut Power

    08/28/2014 9:47:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Melchisedec Williams is 50 years old and legally blind.  He has no sight in his right eye, and only minor vision in his left, because of Glaucoma.  He took in his 15 year old nephew to try to help straighten the boy out after he got into trouble at his mother's house.   The nephew disappeared a week ago.  He was arrested last Sunday on a separate charge, the family reports.  From Melchisedec Williams was woken up on Sunday night when he heard a crash and stomping. The 50-year-old man grabbed his gun, Tampa police said. The intruder, armed with only...
  • BREAKING UPDATE: 12+ Witnesses All Say Michael Brown Attacked Officer Before Being Shot

    08/19/2014 8:48:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies ^ | 8/19/2014 | Reagan Wilson
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Christine Byers is reporting that the Ferguson Police Department has over 12 witnesses whose account of the Michael Brown shooting matches the description the officer allegedly gave. Byers has proven to be very accurate in her reporting throughout the last week in regards to the Ferguson situation.
  • Day 8: IRS still can't find Lerner's hard drive

    07/19/2014 2:33:06 PM PDT · by TWhiteBear · 49 replies
    wnd ^ | July 18, 2014 | Garth Kant
    The IRS can’t say with certainty what happened to the computer hard drive used by Lois Lerner, or exactly where it is now.. On July 11, Judge Reggie Walton ordered the agency to find out what had happened to the hard drive... Manning said Lerner’s hard drive was then “delivered to the IRS Criminal Investigation Division Electronic Crimes Forensic Laboratory for additional efforts to recover data from the malfunctioning hard drive.. testimony revealed another bizarre turn in the saga: The technician, or, specialist, who tried to recover the data from Lerner’s hard drive on that June day in 2011 may...
  • Ohio man who was shot in eye with Taser at traffic stop is suing police

    05/13/2014 9:36:00 PM PDT · by deks · 56 replies (The Plain Dealer) ^ | May 11, 2014 | Associated Press
    Last May, Kelly was asleep in the passenger seat when his friend was pulled over for drunken driving on Interstate 71 between Cincinnati and Columbus, according to The Columbus Dispatch. When Ohio State Trooper Bryan Cook woke Kelly, he was startled and began flailing his arms, according to the lawsuit. Fayette County Deputy Clinton Sines then drew his Taser, opened the passenger door and shouted for Cook to get out of the truck and show his hands as he grabbed the back of Kelly's sweatshirt and tried to pull him out, the lawsuit says. The lawsuit says Sines was apparently...
  • Walk in the Light – A Homily for the 4th Sunday of Lent

    03/30/2014 1:35:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 3/29/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In today’s Gospel, Jesus, the Light of the World, brings light to a man born blind. If you are prepared to accept it, you are the man born blind, for all of us were born blind and in darkness. It was our baptism alone, and the faith it gave, which has rendered us able to see, and, by stages, to come more fully into the light. The man in today’s Gospel shows forth the stages of the Christian walk, out of darkness, and into the beautiful light of Christ. Let’s take a moment and observe these stages evident in this...
  • Half-blind guard caught sleeping at WTC site

    03/26/2014 10:28:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 26, 2014 | Philip Messing, Reuven Fenton and Bruce Golding
    Only days before President Obama revealed that his worst fear was a nuclear terror attack on Manhattan, a nearly blind guard was caught sleeping on the job at the Freedom Tower — where he was the building’s first line of defense. In a shocking cellphone photo obtained exclusively by The Post, Abdul Basher, 65, is wearing shades and lying almost completely flat in a chair in the No. 1 terror target’s south lobby, where he was the only guard stationed, sources said.
  • Pope to hold first official audience with the blind, deaf

    03/12/2014 3:14:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | March 12, 2014
    Vatican City, Mar 12, 2014 / 12:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the first pontiff to meet with those who are blind and deaf in an exclusive audience, Pope Francis will hold the gathering later this month – an encounter participants are highly anticipating. “I am pleased that the Pope is making the whole world aware of our world by having an audience with us for the first time” Jakob Badde told CNA on March 10, “we have a great deficiency and most people do not know why and what it means to us.” Badde hails from Germany – the son...
  • Blind Woman Suing Nudist Community that Told Her to Get Rid of Service Dog

    02/28/2014 8:11:15 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 28, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Blind woman suing nudist community that told her to get rid of service dog In 2011, a medical condition caused Lutz, Florida woman Sharon Fowler to lose her vision. Legally blind, she had to acquire a service dog, named Laura. Ms. Fowler and her husband, Craig, moved into the Paradise Lakes Condominiums complex in 2012 with Laura. However, after they had settled in, Sharongot a letter from the property’s management that was very upsetting, as WTSP 10 News reports. She was told that because Laura, a black Labrador, was over the 25-pound weight limit, she needed to go. This, despite...
  • Kenneth Schechter, Survivor Of Blind Landing, Dies At 83

    01/02/2014 8:08:37 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies ^ | Dec 31, 2013
    Kenneth Schechter, Survivor Of Blind Landing, Dies At 83 Kenneth Schechter, who died earlier this month in Fairfield, Calif., at age 83, had been just 22 years old when he survived an unusual blind landing in Korea. Schechter was flying an A-1 Skyraider above the Korean coastline on his 27th combat mission, in 1952, when an enemy shell blew the canopy off his airplane and metal fragments struck both of his eyes. "I'm blind! For God's sake, help me!" he cried into his radio. "I'm blind!" He was answered by Lt. j.g. Howard Thayer, who served with him on the...
  • Canada: Muslim Cabbies Refuse Blind With Dogs

    12/12/2013 10:57:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    INN ^ | 12/13/2013, 12:14 AM | Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar
    In Saskatoon, Canada, Muslim taxi drivers are refusing to give rides to blind people with seeing-eye dogs. The drivers have been citing religious grounds, saying dogs are considered “unclean” animals in Islam. […] Muslim antagonism towards dogs is not a new thing in Canada. In 2012, Toronto police arrested a Jew after he shoved back a Muslim who had punched him for not moving his “unclean” dog further away from Muslim women during an anti-Israel rally. …
  • First They Came for the Deaf Seniors...

    10/23/2013 3:17:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | October 23, 2013 | Matthew Archbold
    As gay marriage continues marching it's way through the country via our judicial oligarchical overlords, we're constantly told that there's no way the government will ever go after the Church for not performing gay marriage. But that ignores the ideological blinders of bureaucrats. You think they won't come after the Church's tax exemption for their refusal to acknowledge and perform gay marriage? To witness the idiotic lengths these Orwellian knuckleheads will go to, check out this story from Moonbattery :Arizona is defying a federal order to eliminate apartments for deaf seniors at a housing complex built specifically — for the...
  • Coming to a Theater Near You: Regulations, Mandates & Higher Ticket Prices

    10/03/2013 7:57:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    PolitiChicks ^ | October 2, 2013 | Katie Abercrombie
    We have a great little movie theater in our neighborhood. It has just three screens, but it always shows the newest releases. The best parts of the movie experience at our little theater are the food and the seating. We get to sit at tables in nice, padded chairs on a gently sloping floor. We can order real food to eat, including salads, burgers and chicken wings, regular and alcoholic beverages, and the most awesome chocolate, chocolate-chip cake (with ice cream, of course!) We used to not go to the movies very often, but our little neighborhood theater has drawn...
  • Blind People Are Granted Gun Permits in Iowa

    09/11/2013 7:29:00 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 38 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 9-10-13 | ABC news
    Iowa law enforcement officials are debating the wisdom of granting gun permits to blind people. The Des Moines Register reports that Iowa law doesn't allow sheriffs to deny a permit to carry a gun in public based on physical ability. Some sheriffs have been granting gun permits to people with visual impairments while others have been denying them. Blind people and other Iowans can obtain the permits for carrying a weapon in public because of changes to state law that took effect in 2011. Jane Hudson with Disability Rights Iowa said keeping legally blind people from obtaining weapon permits would...
  • When love really is blind: couple marry after guide dogs become an item

    07/04/2013 5:54:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    A blind couple have told how they found love and got engaged - after their guide dogs became an item. Claire Johnson, 50, first fell for Mark Gaffey, 52, when her dog Venice became friendly with fellow guide dog Rodd at Guide Dog Training classes. The two dogs - both aged three - became inseparable and soon their owners, who are both registered blind, followed suit. After an 11-month whirlwind romance, the couple, from Stoke-on-Trent, got engaged and are due to get married next March - with their dogs acting as ring-bearers. Gaffey, who has been blind since birth, first...
  • Al Qaeda weapons expert: U.S. ambassador to Libya killed by lethal injection

    06/04/2013 5:20:24 PM PDT · by vietvet67 · 99 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 4, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    An al Qaeda terrorist stated in a recent online posting that U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens was killed by lethal injection after plans to kidnap him during the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi went bad. The veracity of the claim by Abdallah Dhu-al-Bajadin, who was identified by U.S. officials as a weapons expert for al Qaeda, could not be determined. However, U.S. officials have not dismissed the terrorist’s assertion. An FBI spokeswoman indicated that the bureau is aware of the claim but declined to comment because of the FBI’s ongoing investigation into the Benghazi attacks. “While there is...
  • Deaf, Blind Sue Over Web Shopping

    03/21/2013 5:05:14 PM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 21, 2013 | Joe Palazzolo
    Commerce has moved online. Now, the disability lawsuits are following. Advocates for disabled Americans have declared that companies have a legal obligation to make their websites as accessible as their stores, and they've filed suits across the country to force them to install the digital version of wheelchair ramps and self-opening doors.
  • Deaf Twins Going Blind Euthanized

    01/14/2013 1:27:01 PM PST · by dragonblustar · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 14, 2013 | Russell Goldman
    Two deaf twin brothers in Belgium were euthanized by their doctor after realizing they were going blind and would be unable to see each other ever again, their physician says. The 45-year-old men, whose names have not been made public, were legally put to death by lethal injection at the Brussels University Hospital in Jette, on Dec. 14. The men, who were born deaf, had a cup of coffee and said goodbye to other family members before walking into hospital room together to die, their doctor told Belgian television station RTL.
  • Rush: “Mark my words, we will release the Blind Sheik” to Morsi

    01/09/2013 3:22:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/9/13 | Rush Limbaugh
    Rush said yesterday that has no doubt that the Obama administration will end up releasing the Blind Sheik to Morsi under the guise of his ailing health: Watch:
  • Sharia Honor Code: ‘Buried alive’, Man’s eyes gouged out over suspicion (Pakistan)

    12/28/2012 11:01:25 AM PST · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 28, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    More of that super special, better-than-yours Islamic justice under the sharia: ‘Buried alive’: Man’s eyes gouged out over suspicion December 28, 2012(thanks to The Religion of Peace) FAISALABAD / MUZAFFARGARH: A man’s eyes were gouged out on Thursday allegedly by eight men over a suspicion of an extramarital affair in Muzaffargarh. He was taken to Nishtar Hospital, where doctors treating him said that he would likely survive. Police said three men had been arrested and that they were looking for the rest. Shehr Sultan police said that father of eight Bilal, a farmer who is known by his first...
  • Benghazi Attack Was Failed Kidnapping To Trade Blind Sheik

    12/04/2012 7:06:53 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 25 replies ^ | DECEMBER 3, 2012 | GEORGE SPELVIN
    A hard to read, hard to believe, hard to write about communique from South Florida Tea Party sources involves the alleged real reasons General David Petreaus “was forced out a few days before the Benghazi hearings.” Citing the stand down orders, the stupid video, and the pulled security, this memo makes a convincing case that a failed October Surprise kidnap event of the U.S. diplomat had a political backdrop involving the impending election. Various background data mentioned in this bulletin contain a tit for tat exchange of Mission Chief Chris Stevens for the Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel Rahman who was...
  • Majority of Americans Are Upbeat About the Next Four Years [54% vs 65% after '08 election]

    11/16/2012 6:52:44 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    Gallup ^ | 11/16/12
    A majority of Americans believe the country will be better off four years from now, while 41% say it will be worse. But this level of optimism is down considerably from four years ago, following President Barack Obama's first election victory, when 65% said the country would be better off in four years, and prior to his first inauguration, when 72% said the same.
  • Blind stroke victim shot in the back with 50,000-volt taser by police who mistook his white stick

    10/17/2012 11:58:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/16/12 | Kerry Mcdermott
    A police force has apologised to a blind grandfather who was shot in the back with a 50,000-volt taser stun gun after officers mistook his white stick for a samurai sword. Two-time stroke-victim Colin Farmer, 61, said he thought he was being attacked by muggers when he was hit with the weapon by the officer, who then handcuffed the retired company director as he fell to the ground. Officers had been dispatched to Chorley, Lancashire - where Mr Farmer had been on his way to meet friends for a drink in a local restaurant - following reports of a man...
  • The Blind Sheikh May be Released to Egypt

    09/17/2012 7:45:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 114 replies
    News Gather ^ | September 17, 2012 08:45 PM EDT | Renee Nal
    The Blind Sheikh, Omar Abdel-Rahman, is serving a life sentence for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Since becoming the new Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi has vowed to secure his return to Egypt, as a "nod to his base" of "hard-line Salafi Islamists," as reported by the Wall Street Journal. The bomb in 1993 killed six Americans and injured more than a thousand. Omar Abdel-Rahman's terror organization masterminded the assassination of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and he was reported to have a "close association" with Osama bin Laden. would Americans want to see this man walk...
  • Blind dachshund in Centralia paints to raise money for rescue dogs

    09/07/2012 5:43:12 AM PDT · by rawhide · 19 replies
    ABC News ran a story earlier today about a blind dachshund in Centralia that paints pictures to raise money for a dog rescue group. Hallie is a black longhaired dachsund adopted by painter DeeDee Murray in 2001 at a local shelter In 2010 Hallie suddenly went blind from Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome (SARDS), an autoimmune disease that attacks the retina. “It came on really fast — overnight,” she told ABC News affiliate KOMO. “It probably happened within 2 or 3 days. She was seeing fine and then suddenly she was walking into walls.” Although veterinarians can restore the sight...
  • DOJ Targeted Public Library for Lending E-Books 'Inaccessible' to the Blind

    09/01/2012 6:07:07 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/31/2012 | Elizabeth Harrington – The U.S. Justice Department says it has reached a settlement with the Sacramento (California) Public Library over a trial program the library was conducting that let patrons borrow Barnes and Noble NOOK e-book readers. DOJ and the National Federation of the Blind objected to the program on grounds that blind people could not use the NOOK e-readers for technological reasons. The Justice Department said the settlement is aimed at stopping discrimination: “Emerging technologies like e-readers are changing the way we interact with the world around us and we need to ensure that people with disabilities are not excluded...
  • Retinal prosthetic strategy with the capacity to restore normal vision

    08/14/2012 10:46:25 AM PDT · by muawiyah · 12 replies
    pnas proceedings of the national academy of science ^ | august 13, 2012 | Sheila Nirenberg
    ..........Furthermore, the results show, using 9,800 optogenetically stimulated ganglion cell responses, that the combined effect of using the code and high-resolution stimulation is able to bring prosthetic capabilities into the realm of normal image representation.
  • Video: Seeing through a blind surfer

    08/03/2012 4:44:04 PM PDT · by jwsea55 · 3 replies
    U~T San Diego ^ | July 27, 2012 | Kevin Acee
    I’m standing on the sand of La Jolla Shores on Friday morning. Out in the water, a blind man stands up on his surf board, and for a moment I feel like I actually might burst into tears. A guy who can’t see has shown me that anything is possible. Derek Rabelo does not stay up long on this first ride of the day. No one would have. The wind is mild. The water is glassy, its waist-high waves more crumbling than crashing. But these few seconds are enough to confirm for me that too much time is spent focused...
  • "Blind Alleys:" Chairman Issa on the Contempt of Attorney General Eric Holder

    06/26/2012 5:43:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/26/12 | OversightDems
    This new video called "Blind Alleys" was released today and details how the investigation of gunwalking under Operation Fast and Furious being conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has been based on a series of unfounded claims and unsubstantiated allegations that turned out to be inaccurate after investigation.
  • Blind N.J. Man Gets Guns Back Years After Police Took Them Away

    05/12/2012 11:26:34 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    CBS New York ^ | May 12, 2012 | CBS New York
    Blind N.J. Man Gets Guns Back Years After Police Took Them Away Judge Rules Steven Hopler's Disability Can't Take Away Right To Bear Arms ROCKAWAY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A blind New Jersey man is declaring victory in a legal battle over his gun collection. The state confiscated his weapons citing safety, but now a judge’s order — citing the right to bear arms — means he will get them back. Steven Hopler of Rockaway knows a lot about guns. The 49-year-old has been handling them since childhood, and practices regularly at a local gun range. His aim is incredible, especially...
  • Man exposes himself at Association for the Blind

    05/03/2012 8:39:55 AM PDT · by bkopto · 36 replies
    PhillyBurbs ^ | May 1, 2012 | Chris English
    A man exposed himself to a woman inside the Bucks County Association for the Blind. Newtown Township police said the incident occurred about 2 p.m. Friday inside the bookstore at the offices at 400 Freedom Drive. The woman told police the suspect is a skinny, black male, between 35 and 45 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and was wearing a black track suit. Officers checked the area along with Newtown Borough police and could not find the suspect.
  • Ultrashort pulse laser surgery of the cornea and the sclera

    04/03/2012 7:49:33 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 9 replies
    Journal of Optics ^ | JULY 2010 | K Plamann
    REVIEW ARTICLE The strongly localized interaction process of ultrashort laser pulses with tissue makes femtosecond lasers a powerful tool for eye surgery. These lasers are now routinely used in refractive surgery and other forms of surgery of the anterior segment of the eye. Several clinical laser systems also offer options for corneal grafting and the potential use of ultrashort pulse lasers in glaucoma surgery has been the object of several recent studies which have shown promising results.While devices aimed for interventions in clear tissue may be based on available solid state or fibre laser technology, the development of tools for...
  • Google's new car allows blind to get behind wheel

    04/02/2012 7:38:10 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    PakTribune ^ | March 30, 2012
    Web giant Google has already changed the way we search the internet, watch video and navigate. But the firm's latest breakthrough could be its biggest innovation yet, reports the Daily Mail. The company promises that its self-driving car will enable blind people to drive, as the vehicle takes over nearly all the functions of the car currently controlled by humans. The project has been several years in the making, and was officially unveiled in October 2010. But recently it has taken a further step forward, after putting blind people in the driving seat and inviting them to test the technology...
  • Lawmakers won’t review concealed carry for blind(KS)

    02/02/2012 7:50:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1 February, 2012 | Chad Lawhorn
    A little-known provision in Kansas law that allows the blind and other people with serious physical infirmities to carry concealed weapons in public places likely will not get reviewed by state lawmakers this session. Kansas legislators are expected to debate a proposal that would allow concealed carry permit holders to bring their guns onto college campuses and into many public buildings. But the chief proponent of that bill said Wednesday he has no plans to introduce legislation that would clarify a 2010 law change that removed the ability of the Kansas Attorney General to deny a concealed carry license based...
  • Blind Terror Victim: I Am an IDF Soldier Like Everyone Else

    01/30/2012 4:48:17 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/1/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Oren Almog says he serves in the IDF “like everyone else.” There are a few differences: Terror cost him his eyesight – and five relatives. A suicide bombing attack at Haifa’s Maxim restaurant in 2003 killed 16 people in addition to Oren’s father, brother and other family members. He went blind while being treated for his wounds. He obviously is exempt from the draft but insisted on enlisting in the armed forced and being like most other Israelis – and now he is a soldier n the IDF. He is a volunteer soldier in an intelligence unit, the name of...
  • Prayers for glasses ( Vanity )

    12/02/2011 12:15:26 PM PST · by simplesimon · 61 replies
    se | 12-2-11 | simplesimon
    I know the power of prayer so I humbly ask my fellow FReepers to pray that we find my son's glasses. You see, my 5 year old is legally blind in his left eye with his glasses. He has a whole slew of eye issues and late september had his 3rd eye surgery. We haven't been able to find his glasses in about a week and I'm getting pretty frantic. We're also awaiting word for winter lay-off's any day now. I almost expect hubby to come home with his lay off slip today. UGH. Our insurance only pays for one...
  • Blind family living in bad conditions

    11/16/2011 7:14:26 PM PST · by musarratullah · 3 replies ^ | 17 November | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar — In Pakistan, where many seek government benefits for any physical disability, there is an entire family of blind people living in Peshawar without receiving any benefits from the government. These blind family members should be recognized as ideal examples of Pakistani citizenship. Qari Asad Ullah — one of the elder brothers of the remarkable family — works as Hafiz QURAN in a private school in Peshawar, where he earns 2500 rupees (27 dollars) per month and also another 2500 rupees teaching QURAN to students later in the day. His family expenses are about 54 dollars monthly but their...
  • The Blind Man In The White House (+Great Pic)

    09/09/2011 8:53:14 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 55 replies · 1+ views
    The Brussels Journal ^ | 09-09-2011 | Johnny Fincioen
    The Blind Man In The White House From the desk of Johnny Fincioen on Fri, 2011-09-09 20:56 Photo: Vice President Joe Biden appears to temporarily lose his mind during President Obama's jobs speech on 9-8-11. This is not an altered photo, but a well-timed freeze-frame from a video recording made by Russ Allison Loar. Obama lost his way. He is drowning in economic problems: unemployment doesn’t fall, au contraire; the economy is in a virtual standstill; the Government debt reaches dangerous heights; the yearly deficits are just plain immoral, and the dollar is weak. He still believes it’s the government’s...