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Living with an incurable, degenerative disease which leads to permanent disablement and blindness is one of the hardest challenges a person can face. Doubled with the fact that the process usually begins in early adulthood when a person has discovered who they are and figured out their life goals and aspirations can make the situation even more…

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Audible Book Giveaway

I'm very excited to share that Audible has given free audio books to give away to five readers. For those of you that haven't tried Audible, it has thousands of audio books, current and past, and you can access them on your phone or tablet through their easy to use app. I have been using…

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The Finger Reader

Now this is one invention I am super excited about. Since I came across a news article about it a few weeks ago, I've been thinking of all the ways I could use it and how beneficial it would be to the vision impaired. The FingerReader is a prototype developed by MIT and is a ring which reads printed text.…

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Online Support Groups

I know I have been very slack with my blog and it's time I made up for it! I have been very busy having a love hate relationship with my cane, giving up driving and leaving my job. You could say I'm having a mid life crisis (at 27).  Something I have been meaning to…

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Watch out, cane about!

Guide Dogs have launched their "Watch out, cane about" campaign with an informative and positive video. Everyday pedestrians are blind folded and attempt to cross a road with a cane and a guide. It is really interesting to see the reactions of others. The is also a guide on what to do if you see…

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Updates on Research

Blindness and visual impairment seems to be in the media quite a bit lately. I've gathered the most recent updates for you all to check out. A study in the UK has successfully inserted implants into three patients retinas. The patients treated had Retinitis Pigmentosa and saw immediate results once the implant was in use.…

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Dr. Terry Diamond, who works in the same hospital I work at, is running 7 marathons in 7 days across Australia next week. He is doing this to raise money for the disease Retinitis Pigmentosa, which is similar to Stargardt's in that it is a retinal disease that causes blindness. He hopes to raise $100,000 for…

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