Tag Archive: Blind


Blind pensioner is hoping iTunes success will help save his sight

What’s the best way for an 85-year-old man, who has been registered blind for the past six years, to raise the money he needs for a sight-saving operation? Write, record and sell a song using iTunes, of course! That’s what Scottish pensioner Jock Campbell is doing, at least. Having been a producer for a band appropriately-titled […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Ludacris’ blinged-out Apple Watch will blind anyone who looks straight at it

Some stars are just too big for the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition. One of them is rapper and Fast and the Furious actor Ludacris, who rocked up at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night sporting a custom Apple Watch studded with diamonds. But don’t think that Tim Cook is favoring some artists over […]

Awesome throwback lamp will blind you with style

I finally pitched the cheap plastic desk lamp I’ve had since high school and replaced it with the light I’ve always wanted: the iconic Anglepoise 1227. If you’re looking for a classic desk lamp that won’t fade into the backdrop…

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Stunt driver takes blind dates on ride of their lives

Blind dates can be full of surprises. But few ever end with the man crapping his pants – and with cameras rolling. Such were the scenes created in a Ford Motor Co. promotional video posted on Feb. 6 to YouTube…

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Blind get sight on demand with new iPhone app

Karen Koch Rasmussen navigates life just fine without sight. Developing systems to identify the tangibles in life come to her naturally, from how to stock her canned goods to labeling her music collection so she can listen to which ever…

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Blind Redditor pays $1,000 to have Siri read the news

Want to see something neat to start off your day? How about a Siri RSS reader? RSS readers, as most readers will be aware, are great at aggregating news headlines from a variety of different websites that get updated throughout…

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You won’t go blind staring at this 4K video of the sun

Staring at the sun on most days is a bad idea, but James Tyrwhitt-Drake posted a video recently of the star at the heart of our solar system that you can gaze at for almost 8 minutes. This timelapse covers…

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National Federation of the Blind praises Apple’s work on accessibility

Last week there was a big furore when it turned out that a Reuters report about the National Federation of the Blind taking issue with the accessibility of Apple’s apps was based on inaccurate reporting. Given how seriously Apple takes the issue…

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Apple should do more for blind app users, says advocacy group

UPDATE: Reuters didn’t use Tim Cook’s complete remarks, we’ve posted them here. Apple should do more to improve accessibility for its apps, says an advocacy group, supported by members of the National Federation of the Blind. “It’s time for Apple…

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iPhone Users Have A ‘Blind Loyalty’ To The Apple Brand [Report]

A new survey of 2,000 iPhone users saw 3/5ths of respondents admit to having a “blind loyalty” to the Apple brand. 78% percent claimed they “couldn’t imagine having a different type of phone now,”  while 52% said they had been…

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