30 Jun

New research: Proposed, global standard for quiet cars won’t benefit average blind person

This fall, a working group of the United Nations will meet to review proposed regulations that would set an international minimum sound standard for electric and hybrid electric vehicles, which would require that vehicles be equipped with a sound generating...
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23 Jun

Put That Hand Down: Stopping the Use of Protective-Hand Techniques

Conventionally-trained orientation and mobility (O&M) instructors teach students to use protective-hand techniques, which consist of holding the arm in front of the face or belly, palm out, to locate obstacles. While there are a few appropriate times to temporarily use...
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29 May

Yes, You Can Read Braille 110% Faster in 9 Months

Today’s encouraging post comes from Stephanie Martin, a current master’s student at Louisiana Tech University’s Institute on Blindness, where she is studying to become a teacher of blind students. The Institute on Blindness sets high expectations for its graduate students...
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22 May

How to Make Bulletin Boards Accessible to Blind Students

"We Love Braille" bulletin board for blind students
As soon as children walk through the door into school, they are in a reading-rich environment thanks to the plethora of classroom signs, posters, calendars and—especially—bulletin boards. Sighted children take in the information incidentally by seeing it, but what about...
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18 May

Please mark your calendars…

SAVE THE DATE for the Third Biennial Louisiana Teacher Training Conference on Blindness and Low Vision Sep. 25-26, 2015 at the Louisiana Center for the Blind This will be a regionally-focused professional development conference on current trends, technology, concerns and...
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14 May

What We’ve Been Doing Together

Dr. Edward Bell, who directs the Institute on Blindness at Louisiana Tech, delivered the following remarks at the 2015 National Federation of the Blind of Louisiana convention. Beyond finding the news he shares interesting, we hope that you will join...
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