Researchers at the University of Bath in England have developed a technology that transforms images of objects into sounds for the blind. They say their device, called the vOICe system, offers an effective, non-invasive solution to help the blind navigate their environment. Jim Drury went to see it first hand.
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Reuters - US Online Video (Feb. 8, 2015) A Vermont ski resort helps blind and other visually impaired people take to the slopes using "adaptive" skiing techniques. Jillian Kitchener reports.
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