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31 Eye Opening Innovations for the Blind

— November 4, 2008 — Science
Blindness is one of the most difficult senses to lose. Being born without sight is one thing, but to lose your vision once you’ve experienced the brilliance of the world would be truly difficult.

Thankfully, science and incredible engineering have led to the invention of truly remarkable innovations to aid the blind, or those with a failing sense of sight.

The slideshow highlights some of the medical breakthroughs and creative designs which make the world brighter for these individuals. These inventions including a slew of brailliant innovations, from braille wine bottle labels to Playboy in braille, but they also include more revolutionary items such as bionic eyes which could even restore sight.

As you look through the slideshow, may you be grateful that you have the gift of sight that lets you look at these slides at all.
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Blind Pilots
Blind Pilots
Man Flies From London to Sydney Proving the Blind Can Have Fun Too
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Braille Textured Home Decor
Braille Textured Home Decor
The Love Is Blind Vase
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Braille Campaign
Braille Campaign
McCann Erickson "Dots" Ad
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Microsoft Targets Blind
Microsoft Targets Blind
Word Docs Translated to Audio With Daisy
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Converting Color into Sound
Converting Color into Sound
Bright-F Helps Color-Blind
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PDA For The Blind
PDA For The Blind
GW Micro VoiceSense
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25
Dark Dining Projects: Sensory Feasts for Blindfolded Guests
Dark Dining Projects: Sensory Feasts for Blindfolded Guests
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24
Seeing is believing -- device helps the blind read
Seeing is believing -- device helps the blind read
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23
Phones for the Disabled
Phones for the Disabled
Braille and Surface Scanner Cell Phones
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22
Beer for the Blind
Beer for the Blind
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21
Implant Restores Sight to the Blind
Implant Restores Sight to the Blind
Artificial Cornea
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Avatars For The Blind
Avatars For The Blind
Irish IBM Students Brighten Second Life
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19
DIY Braille
DIY Braille
AccuBraille Adds Dots Everywhere
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18
Braille Architecture
Braille Architecture
Love is Blind by Jessica Lertvilai of Vest Collective
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17
Dining In The Dark
Dining In The Dark
Legally Blind Servers At O. Noir
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16
Colour Blindness Simulators
Colour Blindness Simulators
Tool Lets You Decolour Your World
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15
Braille Graffiti
Braille Graffiti
Art For The Blind
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14
Tactile Wand is the New Blind Stick
Tactile Wand is the New Blind Stick
The Cand Gets Wiimoted
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13
Controverisal Fashion for the Blind
Controverisal Fashion for the Blind
Braille Tees
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12
Braille Wine Bottle
Braille Wine Bottle
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11
Braille Neck Ties
Braille Neck Ties
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10
Camera for the Blind
Camera for the Blind
Touch Sight
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9
$10 Hand-Held Braille Writer
$10 Hand-Held Braille Writer
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8
Braille PIN Cards
Braille PIN Cards
Visual Assistance Cards for the Blind
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7
Cell Phones for the Blind
Cell Phones for the Blind
Nokia knfbReader Mobile
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6
Toys for the Blind
Toys for the Blind
Textured Rubik's Cube for the Blind
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5
Bionic Eye Restores Sight to the Blind
Bionic Eye Restores Sight to the Blind
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4
Braille Watches
Braille Watches
The X-Watch
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3
Porn For The Blind
Porn For The Blind
Naughty Reading for the Visually Impaired
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2
Playboy in Braille
Playboy in Braille
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1
Braille Tattoos
Braille Tattoos
Body Modifications for the Blind Make Sight and Touch Statements
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