Posts tagged "blind"

RIP Society: This Elementary School Took Away A Blind Boy’s Cane And Gave Him A Pool Noodle Instead

Nothing says "Merry Christmas" quite like taking away a blind child's cane and replacing it with a pool noodle. At least, that's what one elementary school in Kansas City thought. After an eight-year-old blind boy, Dakota Nafzinger, was reprimanded by his bus driver for hitting another student with his cane, the driver took away Dakota'…

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 18, 2014

Boy Going Blind Creates Bucket List Of Sights

Seeing tiny snails and examining chalk under a microscope might seem like small things, but to a Texas boy losing his eyesight they're bucket list material—along with more standard big-ticket items like seeing the Grand Canyon and Antarctica—of things he wants to see before he goes blind. Read more on Newser...

By: Newser / November 5, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: Blind Man Falls On NYC Subway Tracks, His Service Dog Jumps Down After Him

There is one nightmare that every New Yorker is terrified of experiencing: falling (or getting pushed) onto the subway tracks. For Cecil Williams, 61, that nightmare became a reality on Tuesday when he fainted while standing on the 125th street platform and fell down onto the tracks. But, see, Cecil Williams is blind. So right…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 18, 2013

Porn Should Be For Everyone, Even The Blind

Canadian author and photographer Lisa Murphy didn't think it was fair for the blind to be "left out in a culture saturated with sexual images." Even though Playboy made special braille copies of its mag between 1970 and 1985, there were no pictures to go along with it. That's why Murphy feels she is breaking…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 13, 2010

The Blind And Deaf Don’t Want To See (Or Hear) Abigail Breslin As Helen Keller

The blind and deaf communities are not rejoicing after the announcement that Abigail Breslin has signed on to play Helen Keller in the upcoming Broadway revival of “The Miracle Worker.” Why? Simply put, she’s not blind or deaf. Advocacy groups feel strongly that the production should consider using an actress from the blind or deaf…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 30, 2009

Porn For People Who Are Blind

If we want to get turned on and don't have a man around, we can put on a dirty movie, magazine, or "art" book. But what do blind people do? There are erotic audiobooks, but they're mostly read without much emotion by a single person. Lud Romano saw that this market was under-served in erotic…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 16, 2009

For People Who Are Blind, Looks Still Matter

Have you ever wondered if people who are blind can experience "love at first sight" without being able to see? Well, Damon Rose, who is blind, writes in an article for BBC News, that they can, but with different criteria. It's more like "first listen" than "first sight" when it comes to attraction, and voice…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 28, 2009