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NBA Fall Conference – Taming the Tiger

ViewPlus was invited to teach a workshop at the National Braille Association’s Fall Conference last week in Louisville. KY. The title of the workshop was ‘Taming the Tiger” and it was a fun class with a lot of interaction. The “Tiger” Max embosser and I flew from Oregon to Kentucky via Denver on Friday and we […]

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National Braille Week….

Did you know that this week is national Braille week? It is if you happen to live in the Scotland. This year, Royal Blind is going all out with a multi-sensory exhibition and performances at the Scottish Parliament. National Braille Week (October 5-11) celebrates the continued use of Braille as a tactile system of reading […]

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Prison inmates transcribe books, music for the blind

Algebra and Calculus are not the easiest subjects to understand, but subjects like these can be even more difficult for blind students. Learning to transcribe Nemeth Braille can be just as difficult as the math subjects transcribed in Braille. Men and women around the country learn how to transcribe Braille and produce textbooks in what may seem […]

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The Power of Smiles

We are excited to tell our readers about this new application that enables a blind person to know when someone is smiling at them. It works by using new facial recognition software that detects the profile of a smile and vibrates every time it detects a smile. Smartphones may be worn around the neck with […]

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Feel Downtown Miami Like Never Before

We at ViewPlus have shared with you some wonderfully accessible Art installations that have been making there way through the world. But what about Architecture?  What would it be like to set foot in downtown Manhattan or Miami and not be able to see all of the beautiful and historic buildings around you? Is there […]

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Abraham Nemeth, A Hero for Blind Mathemeticians

One of the great parts of my job is learning new things and learning about amazing people. I get to talk to teachers and students all over the country about what they are trying to teach or learn in braille. Before I started at ViewPlus I had no idea that there were different braille languages […]

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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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