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Rocky the dog may be permanently blind after he was splashed with ammonia in a Staten Island backyard, his owners say. (Credit: CBS 2)

Family: Dog May Be Permanently Blind After Being Splashed With Ammonia

A dog named Rocky may end up losing his eyesight, after a neighbor allegedly threw ammonia in his face in the Heartland Village section of Staten Island.

06/18/2014

Emilie Gossiaux

Blindness Doesn’t Stand In The Way For Cooper Union Art Student

A Cooper Union art student has proven that no obstacle is too great to overcome.

05/23/2014

Albert Rizzi and guide dog Doxy in Bellport, L.I. on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Blind L.I. Man Says He Was Kicked Off Plane Over Guide Dog

The flight was about to take off from Philadelphia heading to Long Island’s MacArthur Airport when Albert Rizzi said he was confronted by a flight attendant because his guide dog wouldn’t stay under his seat.

11/14/2013

Brooklyn Criminal Court newsstand (credit: CBS 2)

New Courthouse Newsstand To Be Rebuilt Following Costly Errors

Since the Great Depression, newsstands in the lobbies of public buildings and courthouses have been operated by the blind and the stands were designed with that in mind. But the new one in the lobby of the Criminal Court Building on Schermerhorn Street didn’t pass muster.

09/03/2013

Walk/Don't Walk Sign (file / credit: clipart.com)

Some UES Residents Think Pedestrian Signals For Blind Are Too Noisy

Some Upper East Side residents on Monday complained about plans to increase the number of audible crosswalk signals for the blind, calling the signals “noise pollution.”

01/07/2013

(credit: WLNY)

The Couch: Mobile Couch Visits The Seeing Eye

Did you know that the world’s oldest existing guide dog school is in Morristown, New Jersey? Well, it is.

08/31/2012

Still from "The Power of Words" by Andrea Gardner

‘Power Of Words’ Video Creator Has Advice For New Yorkers

Andrea Gardner has written a book called “The Power of Words” and she also put out a video on YouTube that has over 14.5 million hits to date.

08/08/2012

Pierre and Rose Ulysse attend a court hearing in brooklyn for their son's attackers - Jul 13, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

2 Middle School Bullies Charged, Released In Case Of Anti-Gay Assault That Left Victim Blind In One Eye

Two teenage boys were charged Friday with assault as a hate crime, following a June 5th bullying incident that left their victim blind in one eye.

07/13/2012

Andy Fass at Yankee Stadium - Bronx, NY - Jun 27, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

New York Yankees Continue HOPE Week By Honoring N.J. 5-Year-Old

Little Andy Fass of Hamilton has a form of albinism that has left him legally blind. But a chance encounter in April gave Andy a chance to see himself in a new light.

06/27/2012

Fmr. Gov. David Paterson in the back of a taxi cab - New York, NY - Apr 17, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

NYC Taxis Getting New Technology To Help Visually Impaired

Some New York City taxis are getting technology to help visually impaired riders make sure they’re not being taken for a ride.

04/18/2012

Cyclists set off on their relay - New York, NY - Oct 21, 2011 (credit: Susan Elefant / Lighthouse International)

Blind Cyclists On Their Way In 24-Hour Relay Across NYC

There was a spirited send off for a 24-hour bike relay across the five boroughs of New York City where half the riders are visually impaired.

10/21/2011

Walk/Don't Walk Sign (file / credit: clipart.com)

NYC Unveils New System To Help Visually Impaired, Seniors Get Around Town

The system combines sounds, voice, and tactile sensation and was unveiled Wednesday by Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan.

09/28/2011

Canes are viewed for use in the "Dialog in the Dark'' exhibit at South Street Seaport on August 24, 2011. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New Exhibit At South Street Seaport Simulates Blindness

“Dialog in the Dark” at the South Street Seaport gives you an idea of what it would be like as a blind person in New York City.

09/26/2011

Kaleigh Brendle (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Visually Impaired Freehold Girl Doesn’t Let Her Condition Hold Her Back

For a moment, close your eyes and enter the world of someone who is blind.

07/18/2011

Wheelchair (file / credit: clipart.com)

Police: Worker At United Cerebral Palsy Center Taunted Blind Wheelchair-Bound Patient

Gregory Richardson, 21, lowered the back of the wheelchair the patient was in and started bouncing it around saying it was “like a roller coaster ride,” Nassau County police Lt. Kevin Smith said.

07/15/2011

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