blind

Fighting for inclusion of blind and sight-impaired children

Together with hundreds of active leaders in our organization, and our partners in Israel and across the world, we will continue to strive for full inclusion for all individuals with special needs.

By GUILA SEIDEL
23/07/2022

Kornit Digital creates Braille t-shirts for the blind riders association

The cycling group, which consists of blind and visually impaired riders between the ages of 21 and 75 as well as front-volunteer cyclists, is currently traversing the Israeli National Trail.

OrCam MyEye PRO receives CES innovation award

The OrCam MyEye PRO device won the CES award in the accessibility and health and wellness categories.

Blind walking cane (Illustrative)

New platform allows blind people to 'see' virtual reality

The platform will be used to rehabilitate blind people’s orientation skills and provide them with independence, just like Braille does for reading and writing.

World Braille Day - how does Israel use braille?

Since Louis Braille's death in 1852, his writing system has expanded all over the world and is used internationally.

Blind Ethiopian Israeli runner Avi Solomon braces for Abu Dhabi

Avi, 38, has heightened senses of smell and taste. But, unlike many other blind people, he also runs marathons, and he is currently training hard for the Abu Dhabi Marathon in late November.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
11/11/2021
Eyesight

Toxic DNA buildup in eyes with macular degeneration can cause blindness - study

Macular degeneration affects around 200 million people worldwide. Geographic atrophy is age-related and destroys the light-sensing portion of the eye.

Rabbi who had trouble with his vision created a Braille Sefer Torah

Torahs are supposed to be read and not memorized, which a Braille Torah makes possible for blind and visually impaired Jews.

22/06/2021
Nepal

First blind Chinese mountaineer climbs Mount Everest - WATCH

"I kept thinking because even though it was hard,...there are difficulties and dangers and this is the meaning of climbing."

By REUTERS
30/05/2021

Jewish Judge gets stuck in Dubai

Richard Bernstein, 46, is a judge serving on the Michigan Supreme Court. He’s been stuck in Dubai for two months and counting.

By ASMA ALI ZAIN/JTA
08/04/2021
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