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  1. Touchable Memories

    “If you were blind, how would you “see” a photo?” This is another area where 3D printing can revolutionize people’s lives.  Making 3D prints from photographs enables physical representation of imagery.  The Singapore based company that is doing this social experiment is called called Pirate3D with easy to use 3D printers.  The director of this film […]

    Nov 30, 2014 — Read more No Comments
  2. What It’s Like To Go Blind

    This is important for scientists and non-scientists alike.  You might be surprised at how many people do not know someone who is blind or has gone through a blinding disease.  You might be further surprised at how many scientists that are engaged in vision research do not really know what its like to have gone through […]

    Aug 28, 2014 — Read more No Comments
  3. Notes On Blindness

    “In 1983, after years of deteriorating vision, John Hull went completely blind. For the next three years he kept a diary on audiocassette. This film is a dramatization using his original recordings.”

    Mar 19, 2014 — Read more No Comments
  4. Describing Colors To Blind People

    Tommy Edison, The Blind Film Critic has been blind since birth.  In this sort video from his Youtube Film Channel, he discusses the concept of color to a person who has never before seen.  Tommy also has lots of additional videos that give some insight into how the blind navigate through life.  For those of […]

    Dec 6, 2012 — Read more No Comments
  5. Portraits of Looks by Stefano da Luigi

    This project called “Bianco, a multimedia project on visual deficiencies” by an amazing photographer/photojournalist Stefano da Luigi was sent by photojournalist extraordinaire and friend of Webvision, Trent Nelson.  Stefano da Luigi’s work in this photoessay, a winner of the Visa Pour L’Image, Perpignan 2011 Multimedia Award is a stunningly intimate series of images of people experiencing […]

    Aug 31, 2011 — Read more No Comments
  6. Notable Paper: Retinal Remodeling in the Tg P347L Rabbit, a Large-Eye Model of Retinal Degeneration

    This paper is the result of a collaborative effort between Bryan William Jones, Mineo Kondo and Hiroko Terasaki, Carl Watt, Kevin Rapp, James Anderson, Yanhua Lin, Maggie Shaw, Jia-Hui Yang and Robert Marc. This work presents a substantial advance in models of Retinitis pigmentosa (RP), an set of inherited blinding diseases characterized by progressive loss of retinal photoreceptors.  

    Aug 4, 2011 — Read more 1 Comment