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More than two-thirds rise in vision loss globally due to diabetes: Study

More than two-thirds of the increase in blindness and visual impairment globally in the past two decades has been caused by diabetes, finds a recent study.

Best way to address disability is to not address it: 'Dhanak' director Nagesh Kukunoor

Best way to address disability is to not address it: 'Dhanak' director Nagesh Kukunoor

Be it 'Iqbal' or his upcoming film 'Dhanak', Nagesh Kukunoor has a knack for sensitively handling the stories of differently abled characters and the director says his aim is always to focus on their strength rather than what they lack.

2050 may witness up to 1bn people going blind

Currently, it's estimated that over 2 billion people in the world suffer from myopia.

A hearing aid that guides blind walk safely

A hearing aid that guides blind walk safely

A tech start-up, floated by a former Wipro geek, has innovated a smart hearing aid with sensors to make the visually challenged (blind) walk safely by avoiding objects on way.

Blind, cerebral palsy-affected candidates can use scribe: UPSC

 Candidates suffering from blindness, locomotor disability and cerebral palsy can use scribes to write civil services preliminary and main examination, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has said.

Chandigarh: Meet Abhinav Verma who designed glove to help visually-impaired people

Meet Abhinav Verma who has invented a glove-type device that can help visually-impaired people 'run through obstacles.

'Smart' facial recognition cane for the blind

'Smart' facial recognition cane for the blind

A revolutionary 'smart' cane that enables the visually impaired to instantly identify friends and family may soon be available.

Roseanne Barr might turn blind

Roseanne Barr might turn blind

Actress Roseanne Barr says she is suffering from macular degeneration and glaucoma that can make her lose her eyesight.

Geomagnetic compass hooked to brain helps blind rats navigate

Scientists have discovered that blind rats with a geomagnetic compass hooked to the brain can navigate through a maze nearly as well as normally sighted rats, a finding that may help develop technology which allows visually-impaired humans to walk more freely.

Delhi polls: Visually challenged voters cast their votes

Visually challenged voters came in large numbers to cast their votes in Delhi Assembly Elections.

App helps blind see via healthy volunteers

App helps blind see via healthy volunteers

Here comes an app that connects the blind who use smartphones via a VoiceOver feature or Google TalkBack service to sighted volunteers who can help them with everyday tasks.

Tools enable the blind to 'see' via other senses

Using first-of-the-kind devices, Israeli scientists have mapped brains of the blind to solve how our brains can adapt to the rapid cultural and technological changes of the 21st century.

Why blindness is so blinding

A new study has recently revealed that surgery cannot entirely undo the brain rewiring caused by long term blindness.

Human echolocation can help blind 'see'

The ability to detect objects in the environment by sensing echoes from them is more than just a functional tool to help visually-impaired people, shows a study.

Mel B was left with one blind eye post 'botched' laser surgery

Mel B was left with one blind eye post 'botched' laser surgery

Melanie Brown has revealed that she is blind in her left eye because of a laser surgery that went wrong 15 years ago and is now planning to go for a 'life-changing' operation to fix it.

Mel B blind in her left eye

Mel B blind in her left eye

Mel B has revealed she is completely blind in her left and planning cornea implant surgery to correct her sight.

Indian-origin teenager gets Intel funding for Braille printer

A 13-year-old Indian-origin boy has received a huge investment from Intel for developing a low-cost printer for the blind, making him the youngest tech entrepreneur funded by a venture capital firm.

App to help blind 'see money'

App to help blind 'see money'

The blind have a reason to smile, courtesy a new smart phone application that helps them "see the money" as it aids in identification of notes.

Unique brain mechanism helps learning hand gestures even for blind

Unique brain mechanism helps learning hand gestures even for blind

A new study has suggested that a unique mechanism work in the brain helps in understanding and learning hand gestures even for blind people.

Robotic walking stick for visually impaired

In a first, engineers have designed a robotic walking stick for the visually impaired that can detect the user`s immediate path and store localised geographical information.