Posts Tagged ‘visually impaired’

Tarrant County Literacy Program Helps Visually Impaired Learners

Posted by Chloe Bennett

A pilot program in Tarrant County is encouraging visually impaired students to read and enjoy more books during the summer.

Perkie Cannon, an education specialist for visual impairment, organized the initiative at the Region 11 Education Service Center to better …

Emmitt Smith, Aira to Give Visually Impaired Fan Unique Football Experience

Posted by Lance Murray

Legendary Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith will team up with AT&T-backed startup Aira to give a vision-impaired fan a unique perspective on a Cowboys game this fall.

A vision-impaired fan who has shared his or her story with Aira

Eaton HS Student Startups Win National Awards

Posted by Heather Noel

Northwest ISD student-run startups didn’t snag Junior Achievement’s top Company of the Year award, but they still came home with national recognition in other categories at last week’s Junior Achievement National Student Leadership Summit in Washington D.C.

Both Feel the …

UNT Computer Science Curriculum Helps Visually Impaired Students Learn

Posted by Julia Falcon

University of North Texas professor Stephanie Ludi has developed a curriculum specifically designed to help visually impaired students learn computer science skills. 

Most computer science programs currently in practice favor being able to see, Ludi said. Being visually impaired herself, …

Cedar Hill Students Invent
‘Robot Seeing-Eye Dog’ Cane

Posted by Julia Falcon

Four students from Bessie Coleman Middle School’s robotics club invented a robot cane for the visually impaired that buzzes and vibrates when it comes close to an obstacle.

The students at the Cedar Hill Independent School District campus were told …

Fashion Line Partners with Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

The Tish Cox clothing line has received national acclaim from fashion experts and gets sold in some of Dallas’ poshest shops.

What many fashionistas may not know is that much of the sewing for these designer clothes is done by …