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August is Back to School Safety Month

With summer ending and the start of school just around the corner, drivers need to do their part to keep kids safe as they walk and bike to school. Whether you are taking your kids to school or just driving through a school zone, you can do your part to keep kids safe. August is […]

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Art You Can Feel

For centuries, Art was the primary means employed by Man to understand the larger world around them. Talented classical artists could convey complex concepts such as Heaven and the Garden of Eden through storytelling on canvas. However, through most of human history, classical art has been inaccessible to those with visual impairments. Now we are […]

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Blind Painting in Vivid Color

We love stories of amazing people that turn adversity into amazing talents. John Bramblitt had never painted before going blind. Losing his vision at age 30 from epilepsy was “the deepest darkest hole” for him but he knew that art was his way out. Drawing the outline of his paintings with quick-drying paint, John could trace […]

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Blind Man Attempts 3K Harbor Swim

We love to see stories about Blind folks rising above their limitations to achieve extraordinary things. We are especially inspired to hear about John Shanahan, 48, from Midleton, Ireland. He is taking it upon himself to swim a stretch of Cork Harbor in Ireland to help a local charity called Irish Guide Dogs for the […]

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Fun with Braille

We at ViewPlus are continually inspired when we see new uses for Braille that challenge existing conceptions. This week, we were impressed to learn about the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind’s Braille Rallye. The Braille Rallye takes place every year in Fairfax Virginia. Owners of vintage M.G. cars are paired with blind children or adults […]

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Braille Utilization

We at ViewPlus are always looking for ways to help those who read Braille to better understand the world around them through our innovations. We are delighted to see that Braille use is clearly spreading as laws passed in Europe and the U.S. have increased the availability of Braille in public spaces. Braille is regularly […]

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25th Anniversary of the ADA

This July marks the 25th anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disability Act in 1990. This law has been a monumental shift in how people with disabilities experience public life, affecting everything from architecture, public spaces, wayfinding, education and employment. The purpose of the ADA was to prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities […]

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Link between Reading Braille and Employment

We at ViewPlus have heard some lively debates over the years about the issue of whether new technologies such as Video Magnifiers and Voice-Activated Software will someday take the place of traditional Braille. The consensus was that Braille was becoming obsolete and that blind students and adults can get all the information that they need […]

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Tiger Software Suite (TSS) 5.0 Now Available

ViewPlus Technologies is pleased to announce the release of Tiger Software Suite (TSS) 5.0 with support for the EmBraille Embosser and Voiceye code generation. The Tiger Software Suite 5 makes it easy to get accurate braille translation in seconds. Insert text and graphics within familiar programs such as Word and Excel and translate with the […]

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