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blindness

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Huawei Vision with Ray (Odin Mobile)

The Project Ray operating system can turn a modest Android phone like the Huawei Vision into a device for the seeing-impaired. Get CNET's first impressions of the reenvisioned smartphone here.

Jun. 5, 2013

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How do you watch a movie if you can't see? Blind people answer

Movie visuals aren't as important as you think, at least according to these blind people who say films are for everyone.

By May. 30, 2014

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iPhone device aims to detect eye disease, prevent blindness

The EyeGo, developed at Stanford University, uses an iPhone to snap sharp pictures of the front and back of the eye.

By May. 28, 2014

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Apple faithful admit to 'blind loyalty' to iPhone

In a UK survey of 2,000 iPhone owners, 78 percent claimed they "couldn't imagine" having another type of phone.

By Feb. 13, 2014

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Odin Mobile rejiggers Nexus 4 for blind users

The newcomer MVNO adds its most advanced phone yet for customers with specific vision needs.

By Nov. 25, 2013

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Google Glass developers: We're still flying half-blind

If the product is ever to appeal to mainstream users, software developers say, it's up to Google to offer more leadership -- or more access.

By Nov. 24, 2013

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'Eyes-Free Yoga' turns Kinect into teacher for the blind

"Exergame" aims to turn yoga into an activity the sight-impaired can enjoy more easily by tracking their motions and offering verbal cues on how to strike poses correctly.

By Oct. 19, 2013

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Search results become 3D-printed objects for blind users

Want a giraffe? At a school for the blind in Japan, kids' online search results become real-world objects.

By Sep. 20, 2013

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iBlind? Smartphones make you shortsighted, doctor claims

A U.K. eye surgeon insists that the incidences of advanced myopia have increased 35 percent since the launch of the smartphone.

By Aug. 16, 2013

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Blind spot: How a hoax about eye licking went global

Media finds weird news impossible to resist, even when it sounds too silly to be true. But it can fool people especially easily when coming from a place like Japan, birthplace of wacky trends.

By Aug. 8, 2013