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Here's how blind people use smartphones - Business Insider
The truth is that you don't need sight to use devices like smartphones. Thanks to some simple accessibility tweaks and software, blind people can navigate websites and use apps just like the rest of us. Here's how.   via Pocket
blindness  mobile  accessibility 
july 2017 by laurajnash
Stark
The colour-blind simulator and contrast checker for Sketch. Design with accessibility in mind.
accessibility  design  plugin  sketch  colour  contrast  blindness 
may 2017 by vloux
Reduced cancer incidence among the blind. - PubMed - NCBI
‘We calculated standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) based on the number of person-years and incidence rates specific for national age, sex, and calendar year. Totally blind people had a lower incidence of all cancers combined [SIR = 0.69; 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.59-0.82].’
medicine  blindness  cancer 
march 2017 by aidan
Patients Lose Sight After Stem Cells Are Injected Into Their Eyes - The New York Times
> The women had macular degeneration, an eye disease that causes vision loss, and they paid $5,000 each to receive stem-cell injections in 2015 at a private clinic in Sunrise, Fla. The clinic was part of a company then called Bioheart, now called U.S. Stem Cell. Staff members there used liposuction to suck fat out of the women’s bellies, and then extracted stem cells from the fat to inject into the women’s eyes.
fda  clinical_trial  blindness  2017  stem_cells 
march 2017 by porejide
Twitter
Also proud to work at an NPO training women in the developing world to treat cataract , which disprotiona…
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march 2017 by matthurst

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