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Big changes coming to IOS

If you are an iPhone user like me, I always  wonder what fresh pain awaits those of us with little or no sight when it comes to a major update for the IOS. I have used Apple stuff since the iPhone 2 and the worst part is making changes toRead More …


An accessible hotel near Disney’s Main Gate in Anaheim

palm tres and blue sky can be seen in this image of the front of the Springhill suites

The SpringHill suites is a few minutes walk from the main gate of Disneyland. The hotel offers friendly staff and a full breakfast included.  Check out our accessibility review.    SpringHill Suites by Marriott Anaheim Maingate an accessible review “Traveling, without sight, is an extraordinary journey of exploration. In theRead More …


Accessible review of Royal Caribbean 3 day cruise from Long Beach to Mexico

The coastline at La Bufadora. large craggy rock sticks out of the ocean. BThe sky is blue and low mountains can be seen in the background. In the foreground, plusing waves can be seen.

Our review of the three day cruise from Long Beach to Ensenada Mexico is live! check it out!  Accessible review of Royal Caribbean 3 day cruise from Long Beach to Mexico. Was it accessible for blind travelers? https://www.blindtravels.com/royal-caribbean-3-day-cruise-long-beach-to-ensenada/ #TravelTuesday #blind #disabled @RoyalCaribPR “Traveling, without sight, is an extraordinary journey ofRead More …


Two blind women removed from cruise ship

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Recently, two blind women from West Sussex were removed from a P&O cruise ship over health and safety concerns. The cruise departed from Southampton and the passengers said that the cruise line and London-based travel agency that booked the cruise for them were aware of their visual impairment and wereRead More …


Be My Eyes adding GPT-4 Ai object detection

Be My Eyes logo

With everyone wound up tight about how Ai technology is affecting creative industries like logo design, photography and image editing, nobody is talking about the benefits Ai is having for the blind and low vision communities. Be My Eyes is partnering with open Ai to implement some really great objectRead More …


Lab Grown retinal eye cells open door for clinical trials

blind travels logo, text and silhouette of guide dog and handler

For those who suffer from retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration and glaucoma, team members at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are looking toward beginning human trials for stem cell grown retinal cells which may cure the blindness caused by these diseases. The team showed the lab grown cells making successful connections andRead More …


Samsung announces TV feature for the visually impaired

Samsung Corp. Logo

CES is always a fun time for those that follow tech. This year Samsung announces the inclusion of Relumino mode in their Neo QLED 8K and 4K TVs later this year. The technology makes the television picture clearer by increasing sharpness, contrast and outlines. From Mashable: The feature, called ReluminoRead More …


Why is technology and software for people with visual impairment so expensive?

A laptop with a braille adapter attached to the bottom of the keyboard

Anyone who has browsed the costs for software or hardware commonly used by those who are blind or visually impaired has certainly suffered sticker shock at the prices associated with this useful tech. Why does it cost so much to buy products that can make people’s lives easier, and theRead More …


Microsoft Seeing Ai to partner with Haleon to make health products more accessible

A closeup of a person using a smartphone screen reader to read a vitamin bottle label

The seeing Ai app is getting an update which will deliver curated information about certain health products, making them more accessible. Microsoft, the producer of the Seeing Ai app will be partnering with Haleon, a manufacturer of common health products like Sensodyne, Centrum, Aquafresh, ChapStick and Emergen-C. This will beRead More …


Voting and accessibility (it’s that time again)

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It’s time again for United States citizens to begin pondering their stance on the upcoming midterm elections. While we won’t be deciding on the president, we will be electing many local and state governing representatives. Since I launched Blind Travels, I have always made it a point to report onRead More …


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