Category: News


5 apps that help the blind and visually impaired travel easier.

Flighthub overviews a few different apps that might make your travel life a bit easier.  Be My Eyes Be My Eyes is an iOS and Android app that connects its users with a community of over 500,000 unpaid sighted aids. By using device cameras and speakers, blind and visually impairedRead More …


Ideas to stay busy during the COVID-19 outbreak

Many of us are sequestered at home (some voluntarily and some not), in an effort to quell the spread of COVID-19 – nearly all of my traveler friends have cancelled their upcoming travel and are hunkered down at home. This is a tempting time to travel with the deep discountsRead More …


Changes to service animals on planes

Great article outlining the upcoming changes to service animals on planes. https://www.inquirer.com/news/emotional-support-animals-might-no-longer-be-allowed-on-planes-20200122.html


Some really cool news!

Photography is a big part of my life, and I almost always have my camera with me wherever I go. Along with all of my travel photography I also have several ongoing bodies of work, with that in mind I cam happy to announce: Earlier this year I was invitedRead More …


Making airport navigation easier

New tech created by Carnegie Mellon University offer a suitcase called Bbeeo which will help users avoid collisions with people walking around the airport and NavCog, a smartphone app that utilizes bluetooth beacons placed throughout the airport to provide turn by turn navigation to gates. We applaud creators of techRead More …


Smithsonian museums are becoming more accessible in D.C. with the implementation of new tech for the visually impaired.

Using the Aira app, Smithsonian museum visitors who are blind or have low vision can now access an app that uses their smartphone cameras or special glasses to provide wayfinding information coupled with on-demand verbal descriptions of everything from individual objects to entire exhibitions. For more information, you can readRead More …


Google Lookout now available!

If you are a Google Pixel user, you can now download the Lookout App from the Google Play store. The app helps Visually Impaired users identify objects and read labels. Google Says: Google recommends wearing your Pixel device on a lanyard around your neck or keeping it in your frontRead More …


El Paso joins growing list of airports to enhance accessibility to visually impaired travelers

The aira cellphone app (https://aira.io/) charges a monthly subscription to connect those who are visually impaired to a trained agent to help them see using the cell phone camera. Recently El Paso International Airport partnered with aira to allow visually impaired travelers to use the service for free while inRead More …


How Guide Dog teams are matched

Very cool article about the process Guide Dogs for the Blind match their human/guidedog teams.


Blind parents face unfounded accusations regarding newborn

This sort of thing really makes me sad. I fully realize that lack of education for the greater public is fully to blame. I can see no logical reason why a blind couple could not raise a child. I would also wager that they will be better and more attentiveRead More …


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