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Ford’s Feel the View smart window lets blind passengers enjoy the landscape

May 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ford has developed a “new haptic visual language” that allows blind people to experience the view through a car window. The Feel the View smart window captures an image of the surrounding scenery and translates it into vibrations on a tactile display that a passenger can explore through touch. Ford’s Feel the View smart window […]

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The New York Times: Simple Home Improvements for the Vision Impaired

April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Coping with vision impairment has become a necessity for many more people as the baby boom generation ages, but some simple improvements can help aging homeowners stay independent and safe. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/realestate/simple-home-improvements-for-the-vision-impaired.html?rref=collection%2Fissuecollection%2Ftodays-new-york-times&action=click&contentCollection=todayspaper […]

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Queens Perspectives: Visions – Party With a Purpose

March 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Tune in to QPTV to view the Visions Queens Advisory Board awards ceremony that honored Lion Charles W. McBride, PMJF, District Governor for the Lions Club of district 20-K1, for his many contributions to the community. http://www.qptv.org/content/queens-perspectives-visions-party-purpose   […]

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VISIONS Annual Dinner Features Fun and Inspiration

March 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

On Thursday, March 8 more than 150 people gathered at Tosca Marquee on East Tremont Avenue for the 25th annual Dinner and Award Ceremony for Visions VCB, the renowned organization that provides free services for the blind and visually impaired. VISIONS Annual Dinner Features Fun and Inspiration   […]

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Employment of People with Disabilities with Nancy Miller

November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nancy D. Miller has worked with people of all ages who are blind and multi-disabled since 1971, and as Executive Director/CEO of VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired for over 30 years. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bhp/2017/11/30/employment-of-people-with-disabilities-with-nancy-miller […]

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The Diner With the Braille Menu

November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Six in the morning,” said Sharon Lash, “I’m headed to the Malibu.” Ms. Lash, a petite woman, taps her way along 23rd Street with a white cane. She counts the doors, noting the sound each one makes as the cane hits it, then turns right.   […]

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Chelsea Bombing Honored by NYPD

November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The NYPD on Tuesday recognized the owners of a 23rd Street diner for stepping up when their neighbors needed them and helping feed first responders and the residents of a nearby home for the blind in the chaos that followed the Sept. 17 Chelsea bombing. https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20161117/chelsea/malibu-diner-chelsea-bombing-selis-manor-ahmad-rahami/ […]

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One Year Later, Renewal and Awareness at The Heart of the Blast

September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Words on the Council of the City of New York Proclamation, framed and hanging near the front door of the Malibu Diner, honor the character and service of everyone there, and eloquently recall Sept. 17, 2016: “It began as a beautiful September day, not so different from a Tuesday in September 15 years ago, with […]

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De Blasio Praises Residents at Home for Blind People Near Chelsea Explosion Site

September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Three days after an explosion rocked Chelsea and injured 29 people, Mayor Bill de Blasio visited a nearby home for people with vision impairments, where the residents praised the city’s response and weighed in on how it affected them. http://observer.com/2016/09/de-blasio-praises-residents-at-home-for-blind-people-near-chelsea-explosion-site/ […]

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