Assistive technology development is a priority at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The IDEAS Global Competition Project invites anyone to submit a request for addressing or developing an assistive technology need.
A team of students at Harvard University is developing an unique product, called Midas Touch. Midas Touch produces 3D printing to create a tactile version of a work of art. 3D printing is not new, but Midas Touch has unique features.
Science Now reported today on an interesting study of communication skills of infants of blind mothers. The study results indicate that not only do the infants develop healthy communication skills, but they may have enhanced communication skills when compared with infants of sighted parents.
Buddy Brannan, a member of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Vice President of the Erie Chapter of NFB-Pennsylvania, wrote a poignant piece for the February 2013 issue of Braille Monitor (Volume 56 Issue 2).
The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center honors women's history month! Have you heard of Braiile Without Borders? It is an international development organization which creates training programs and Braille printing centers to serve the vision-impaired.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has declared March as "MS Awareness Month." Find more information on MS, connect with local support groups, and learn how you can promote MS awareness in your community. There are two chapters that serve New Jersey: