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News Is Not Good for Michigan’s Blind

In an effort to cut spending, the state has decided to defund NFB-Newsline, a service that provides around the clock audio access to magazines and newspapers all over the world. Although more than 3,000 people subscribe to the service and it costs Michigan a mere $52,000, the state legislature has decided to eliminate it.

Posted on Aug 27, 2013 READ MORE



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Blind People Aren’t Crazy About Your Prius

Here’s the thing about eco-friendly hybrid vehicles like the Toyota Prius—they’re quiet. Too quiet, if you ask the National Federation of the Blind. Luckily, Sens. John Kerry and Arlen Specter have penned the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 to address the problem.

Posted on Apr 29, 2009 READ MORE


Stewart and Wilmore

Not Enough Firsts to Go Around

The “Daily Show’s” senior black correspondent, Larry Wilmore, wants to make sure blind people don’t get any ideas about laying claim to New York’s new governor, David Paterson: “He’s one of ours. ... He’s only 90 percent blind, but he’s 100 percent black.”

Posted on Mar 18, 2008 READ MORE


Sam Ross
nytimes.com

A Warrior’s Tragic Downfall

A munitions explosion in Iraq took away Sam Ross’ eyesight, left leg and half of his ability to hear. That trauma would eventually lead to 17 suicide attempts and charges of arson and attempted homicide.

Posted on Apr 6, 2007 READ MORE


Michael Lewis

E-Word Creates Controversy at Christian Convention

Michael Lewis tells Stephen Colbert how his new book, “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game,” a rags-to-riches tale about football, caused a “rebellion” at the Christian Booksellers Association convention simply by dropping the E-bomb in the subtitle.

Posted on Oct 3, 2006 READ MORE


Bush and the blind reporter

Bush Apologizes to L.A. Times Reporter

The president had lightly mocked a reporter for wearing sunglasses at a press conference—apparently unaware that the reporter has impaired vision. Bush later called to apologize. The reporter said he took no offense.

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    Posted on Jun 16, 2006 READ MORE


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