Blind boy thanks Nintendo for making a video game just for him

Despite having the unfortunate handicap of being blind, a fifth-grader in Japan sent a letter to Nintendo thanking them for making the video game series “Rhythm Heaven,” allowing him to play video games.

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'Bionic' eye on the future: From 'Star Trek' visors to 'Mission Impossible' contact lenses

Could bionic eyes restore sight to the blind and give the U.S. military super sight?

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Toyota developing wearable device to help blind and visually impaired people

Toyota is developing innovative technology to improve mobility and independence for blind and visually impaired people.

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Apple VoiceOver accessibility receives award from American Foundation for the Blind

The American Foundation for the Blind announced Apple among its four honorees to receive a Helen Keller Achievement Award later this June, recognizing the company’s contribution to accessibility with VoiceOver.



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National Federation of the Blind says "Apple has done more for accessibility than any other company"

On Friday, the president of the National Federation of the Blind clarified the group’s recent resolution calling on Apple to collaborate with the group’s efforts to expand accessibility among third party apps, noting a “good relationship” despite a “provocative and poorly reported article” on the subject released by Reuters.



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National Federation of the Blind pushes Apple to add accessibility requirements for apps

Members of the National Federation of the Blind have approved a resolution that will have the advocacy group, which successfully sued Apple over iTunes in 2008, begin a new campaign designed to convince the iPhone maker to consider accessibility when approving apps for sale in the App Store.



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