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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 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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Braille Textured Home Decor
Braille Textured Home Decor
The Love Is Blind Vase
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Dark Dining Projects: Sensory Feasts for Blindfolded Guests
Dark Dining Projects: Sensory Feasts for Blindfolded Guests
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PDA For The Blind
PDA For The Blind
GW Micro VoiceSense
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Seeing is believing -- device helps the blind read
Seeing is believing -- device helps the blind read
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Beer for the Blind
Beer for the Blind
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Implant Restores Sight to the Blind
Implant Restores Sight to the Blind
Artificial Cornea
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21
Phones for the Disabled
Phones for the Disabled
Braille and Surface Scanner Cell Phones
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Avatars For The Blind
Avatars For The Blind
Irish IBM Students Brighten Second Life
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Braille Architecture
Braille Architecture
Love is Blind by Jessica Lertvilai of Vest Collective
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DIY Braille
DIY Braille
AccuBraille Adds Dots Everywhere
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Colour Blindness Simulators
Colour Blindness Simulators
Tool Lets You Decolour Your World
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Braille Graffiti
Braille Graffiti
Art For The Blind
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Dining In The Dark
Dining In The Dark
Legally Blind Servers At O. Noir
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14
Braille Wine Bottle
Braille Wine Bottle
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Controverisal Fashion for the Blind
Controverisal Fashion for the Blind
Braille Tees
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Braille Neck Ties
Braille Neck Ties
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Tactile Wand is the New Blind Stick
Tactile Wand is the New Blind Stick
The Cand Gets Wiimoted
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$10 Hand-Held Braille Writer
$10 Hand-Held Braille Writer
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Camera for the Blind
Camera for the Blind
Touch Sight
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Braille PIN Cards
Braille PIN Cards
Visual Assistance Cards for the Blind
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Toys for the Blind
Toys for the Blind
Textured Rubik's Cube for the Blind
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Bionic Eye Restores Sight to the Blind
Bionic Eye Restores Sight to the Blind
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Cell Phones for the Blind
Cell Phones for the Blind
Nokia knfbReader Mobile
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Braille Watches
Braille Watches
The X-Watch
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Porn For The Blind
Porn For The Blind
Naughty Reading for the Visually Impaired
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Playboy in Braille
Playboy in Braille
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Braille Tattoos
Braille Tattoos
Body Modifications for the Blind Make Sight and Touch Statements
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