Human Interest

Returning champions and world-class athletes anchor ‘Team With A Vision’ in Boston Marathon

Returning champions and world-class athletes anchor ‘Team With A Vision’ in Boston Marathon - The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) has fielded Team With A Vision in the Boston Marathon for 21 years, and the 118th running of this historical event features many world-class athletes who are proving that with the right support, people who are visually impaired can do anything they set their minds to.

“Virtual Cane” for the blind

“Virtual Cane” for the blind - The Virtual Aid for the Visually Impaired (VAVI) by grade-10-student Roman Kozak is a convenient prototype for a high tech cane; it uses Google Maps and the user would be guided towards his or her destination by voice prompts.

Mary Bryant Home for the Blind team makes Wii bowling playoffs

Mary Bryant Home for the Blind team makes Wii bowling playoffs - The Prime Ribs team at the Mary Bryant Home for the Blind and Visually Impaired is competing in the playoffs for Wii Bowling against teams of other people with disabilities and senior citizens residing at assisted living centers.

Unique egg hunt held for visually impaired youth and adults

Unique egg hunt held for visually impaired youth and adults - It’s called the “Beeping Eggstravanganza,” an Easter egg hunt for kids and adults who are visually impaired.  Tons of other cities around the world held their own version of an adaptive Easter egg hunt as well.


Summer academy for students who are blind coming to Penn State

Summer academy for students who are blind coming to Penn State - A unique three-week summer camp for the blind and visually impaired is coming to University Park at Penn State for the next five years.

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