Author: Vance Flores

On France 3, Wahiba, blind, is not cold to the eyes!

Wahiba Baha, blind since she was 17 years old, made her first season on 23 June 2015 as a columnist on France 3 Nord Pas-de-Calais. With “Handi’namique”, she walks in the footsteps of Frédéric Zeitoun or Philippe Croizon. Handicap.fr: Do you consider yourself more as a columnist or journalist? Wahiba Baha: Good question. Chronicler, yes, …

Spanish museums open their doors to the blind

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In Spain, several museums have adapted so that the hands take the place of the eyes for the blind and visually impaired visitors. For these collections of works of art, it is “permission to touch”! Generally, employees of the Prado, the largest museum of fine arts in Spain, are there to prevent visitors from touching …

Blinds to detect breast cancer

Leidy woke up blind one morning in 2011. Francia could not see it anymore. Deprived of sight, these women have developed another meaning: the touch through which today in Colombia they detect breast cancer. Leidy Garcia and Francia Papamija are two of five blind or partially sighted people trained in Cali (western Colombia) to prevent …

Accessibility: blind people publish shock calendar – Accessibility (7460)

Shock calendar for 2015 published by the Federation of the Blind. It puts in scene politicians and other personalities, in order to “wake up the consciences”. Its slogan: “Accessibility 2005-2015, we still do not see anything coming”! The Federation of the Blind of France (FAF) made public on January 22, 2015, a shock calendar, putting …

A new space dedicated to blind people in Paris

A first in Paris! The Valentin Haüy Association opens a space to make life easier for blind and visually impaired people. This SAVS offers them solutions on a daily basis. Inauguration on November 26 and open day on the 27th. To live, quite simply, for a blind or visually impaired person, it’s a real fight! …

Only 15% of blind people read braille: emergency!

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On the occasion of World Braille Day, associations recall the urgency of promoting braille, a valuable way to access knowledge. A writing that is almost two centuries old but adapts to new technologies. January 4, since 2001, is World Braille Day. 209 years ago Louis Braille was born in Coupvray (Seine-et-Marne). It is to him …

International Treaty for the Access of the Blind to Books

A long-standing international copyright treaty is expected to be concluded Thursday in Marrakesh, Morocco, to allow hundreds of millions of blind and partially sighted people to have better access to books. A long-standing international copyright treaty is expected to conclude Thursday in Marrakesh, Morocco, to allow hundreds of millions of blind and partially sighted people …

Ophelia, blind, an outstanding western rider

  Ophelia lost her sight following a horse kick in her face. On November 3 and 4, 2018, she is in the running for the para-reining world championship, which is being held at Equita’Lyon. The queen of western riding.  Western riding for all: the Lyon Horse Show, which is the largest gathering of western riding …

Mimi & Lisa return at Christmas to talk blindness to children

The animated series Mimi & Lisa returns to talk blindness to children and prove to them that anything can happen with their eyes closed! The two heroines, indoors from November 21, 2018, offer children other ways to see the world. Two years. This is the time it took to find Mimi & Lisa, the two …

Child’s Day: Blind little girl lived 10 years locked in a cage of KLEEP Lehene

Shocking are the details that come to light in a new case of “detention” of disabled people in the Care Center for Children with Disabilities in Lechena Ilia in cages while this time a tragic heroine of another shame story is a 7-year-old blind girl Shocking are the details that come to light in a …