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Algorithms: A Documentary On Blind Chess Over the course of four years and more than 240 hours of footage, British filmmaker, Ian McDonald has put together the first feature length documentary on Blind Chess, titled Algorithms. The film documents the little know world of Blind Chess in India, following a group of talented young chess [...]

Some New Apps for the Visually Impaired As mobile devices and the apps that go with them become more and more sophisticated, smartphones and tablets have quickly been adopted as valuable tools for the blind. We’ve written before about apps for the visually impaired, but here are a couple more recent ones you may not [...]

Eye Care Philanthropy Spotlight: The Joshua Project Joshua Goldenberg of Simi Valley, California was born blind with a rare condition called Bilateral Microphthalmia. Despite his visual impairment, Joshua has become an independent, inquisitive 8-year-old. He’s accomplished a lot for such a young age–he’s been on TV more than once, he’s met the Dallas Cowboys, and, [...]

Looking at the Stars: A Documentary About a Ballet School for the Blind 16 years ago, when ballet student Fernanda Bianchini was just 15 years old, she received an invitation from one of the nuns at Padre Chico Institute for the Blind in São Paulo, Brazil to teach a group of visually impaired girls how [...]

Fun Facts About Your Eyes This infographic, created by Sugarland Eye and Laser Center in Houston, illustrates some fun and interesting facts about our eyes. Click on the image to see a larger version.     Contact Noble Vision Group

Beyond Sight: A New Film Tells the Story of a Blind Surfer   For those of us unfamiliar with surfing, Pipeline is a surfing spot on Oahu’s North Shore known for its beautiful blue-green waves that provide surfers with the perfect barrel. It’s also one of the most dangerous surfing reefs, having claimed more lives [...]

Bats May Hold the Secret to Healthy Eyesight & Eternal Youth In Western culture, bats are often thought of as evil, scary, disgusting creatures. In movies and books they’re associated with demons and vampires and you’re likely to see some spooky bat-related decorations this Halloween. In Emma Teeling’s recent presentation at TEDx Dublin, however, she [...]

Fleksy: A Mobile Keyboard App for the Blind that the Sighted Will Love Too   Last week a new version of the iPhone app for the blind and visually impaired, Fleksy, hit the App Store. As the blind and visually impaired have become one of the fastest growing segments of smartphone users worldwide, a number [...]

Heavenly Sight: A Vision Out of Blindness   Throughout African American history there has been a plethora of talented and influential blind musicians. Author Lee Breuer states that “There is a general total world historical connection between blindness and mystical insight… The clearest representation of that of course in the United States is the black [...]

A New Type of Video Game for the Blind Creating a video game for the blind sounds like a very difficult task, as nearly every video game in existence involves visual onscreen environments. Rupinder Dhillon, a student at UC Santa Cruz, was up to the challenge with the development of her video game project, Rock [...]