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# blind - Sunday 24 May, 2020

'Should I wear a plaque saying I have a disability?': The reality of life with sight loss during a pandemic
# Usher Syndrome
# Usher Syndrome

'Should I wear a plaque saying I have a disability?': The reality of life with sight loss during a pandemic

May 24th 2020, 8:15 AM 20,121 Views 12 Comments

Golf champion Carol Brill said daily tasks can be “very, very stressful” for people with sight and hearing loss.

# blind - Saturday 2 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 2nd 2019, 7:30 PM 11,692 Views 11 Comments

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.

# blind - Saturday 25 August, 2018

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

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

Aug 25th 2018, 9:00 PM 28,849 Views 6 Comments

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

# blind - Thursday 12 October, 2017

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

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

Oct 12th 2017, 6:20 AM 15,668 Views 7 Comments

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

# blind - Friday 31 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 31st 2017, 3:32 PM 7,356 Views 5 Comments

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

# blind - Thursday 28 July, 2016

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

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

Jul 28th 2016, 10:18 PM 38,505 Views 56 Comments

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

# blind - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

A new feature from Facebook will change how millions experience it
# Description
# Description

A new feature from Facebook will change how millions experience it

Apr 5th 2016, 2:37 PM 16,029 Views 12 Comments

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

# blind - Friday 20 November, 2015

Australian YouTube star caught out faking 'honesty' social experiments
# Caught Out
# Caught Out

Australian YouTube star caught out faking 'honesty' social experiments

Nov 20th 2015, 6:01 AM 23,550 Views 31 Comments

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

# blind - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Breakthrough as 'bionic eye' restores sight in blind patients
# Second Sight
# Second Sight

Breakthrough as 'bionic eye' restores sight in blind patients

Jul 5th 2015, 8:45 AM 15,243 Views 4 Comments

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

# blind - Sunday 28 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 28th 2015, 8:15 AM 29,945 Views 5 Comments

Activists say more accurate data is needed.

# blind - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 10th 2015, 7:43 PM 24,194 Views 24 Comments

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
# Hero
From The Daily Edge
# Hero

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

Jun 10th 2015, 8:49 AM 4,619 Views 2 Comments

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

# blind - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 9th 2015, 6:15 AM 12,664 Views 18 Comments

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

# blind - Saturday 4 April, 2015

Incredible exhibition helps blind people 'see' artistic masterpieces with their fingers
# Art For All
# Art For All

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

Apr 4th 2015, 4:30 PM 6,454 Views 6 Comments

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

# blind - Friday 7 November, 2014

This headset helps the blind navigate the city they're in
# Smart Navigation
# Smart Navigation

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

Nov 7th 2014, 10:56 AM 4,482 Views 3 Comments

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

# blind - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Scared of flying? What about piloting a plane blind?
# Donegal
# Donegal

Scared of flying? What about piloting a plane blind?

Oct 19th 2014, 10:30 AM 8,894 Views 10 Comments

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

# blind - Thursday 9 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 9th 2014, 8:00 AM 414 Views 18 Comments

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.

In pics: Our guide dogs changed our lives
# World Sight Day
# World Sight Day

In pics: Our guide dogs changed our lives

Oct 9th 2014, 7:00 AM 5,673 Views 1 Comment

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

# blind - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Blind teenager awarded €3.2m in damages after court battle
# Compensation
# Compensation

Blind teenager awarded €3.2m in damages after court battle

Oct 8th 2014, 9:48 AM 8,729 Views 4 Comments

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

# blind - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Could you manage to eat your dinner while wearing a blindfold?
# Dine In The Dark
# Dine In The Dark

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

Sep 13th 2014, 10:15 AM 7,499 Views 7 Comments

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

# blind - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Calls for measures to be introduced to eliminate avoidable blindness by 2020
# Don't Turn A Blind Eye
# Don't Turn A Blind Eye

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

Jul 16th 2014, 9:56 PM 6,968 Views 4 Comments

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

# blind - Sunday 13 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 13th 2014, 11:30 AM 10,316 Views 5 Comments

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

# blind - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 8th 2014, 5:54 PM 8,609 Views 13 Comments

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

# blind - Friday 27 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 27th 2014, 8:22 PM 22,499 Views 21 Comments

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.

# blind - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Dog who went blind reacts to seeing family for first time after eye surgery
# Reunited
From The Daily Edge
# Reunited

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

Jun 15th 2014, 2:15 PM 6,835 Views 7 Comments

GOT to stop chopping onions at the computer.

# blind - Saturday 14 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 14th 2014, 8:45 AM 6,168 Views 13 Comments

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

# blind - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Blind man attempts to draw things he's never seen
# Drawing A Blank
From The Daily Edge
# Drawing A Blank

Blind man attempts to draw things he's never seen

May 11th 2014, 10:30 AM 4,897 Views 0 Comments

He’s probably better than some sighted people.

# blind - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Irish people going blind waiting for cataract surgery
# PREVENTABLE
# PREVENTABLE

Irish people going blind waiting for cataract surgery

Apr 3rd 2014, 4:59 PM 10,692 Views 16 Comments

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

# blind - Saturday 15 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 15th 2014, 10:30 AM 7,523 Views 1 Comment

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

# blind - Sunday 22 December, 2013

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

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

Dec 22nd 2013, 8:45 AM 18,916 Views 18 Comments

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

# blind - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Here's a museum that tells blind visitors: Please touch!
# Seeing By Touch
# Seeing By Touch

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

Dec 8th 2013, 5:30 PM 7,510 Views 8 Comments

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

# blind - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

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

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

Dec 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 419 Views 46 Comments

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.

# blind - Saturday 24 August, 2013

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

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

Aug 24th 2013, 8:30 PM 13,389 Views 68 Comments

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

# blind - Sunday 18 August, 2013

A partially blind photographer took these stunning images of storms
# Terry Rosema
# Terry Rosema

A partially blind photographer took these stunning images of storms

Aug 18th 2013, 6:30 PM 13,516 Views 5 Comments

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.

# blind - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Blind kitten called Lorcan shows the need for spaying feral cats
# Spay That Stray
# Spay That Stray

Blind kitten called Lorcan shows the need for spaying feral cats

Aug 17th 2013, 5:00 PM 11,726 Views 49 Comments

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

# blind - Monday 15 July, 2013

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

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

Jul 15th 2013, 9:16 PM 5,595 Views 25 Comments

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

# blind - Sunday 14 July, 2013

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

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

Jul 14th 2013, 11:00 AM 5,400 Views 4 Comments

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

# blind - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Which noises sound good to a blind person?
# What A Racket
From The Daily Edge
# What A Racket

Which noises sound good to a blind person?

May 28th 2013, 7:09 PM 1,529 Views 0 Comments

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

# blind - Monday 20 May, 2013

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

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

May 20th 2013, 7:30 PM 5,565 Views 10 Comments

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

# blind - Sunday 12 May, 2013

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

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

May 12th 2013, 8:30 AM 9,883 Views 38 Comments

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

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