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Visually Impaired

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

New York City Taxis (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

New Legislation Requires Better Access To Taxis For Visually Impaired

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday signed legislation that will improve access to taxis for the visually impaired.

12/12/2012

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

Eye On New York

Eye On New York: Seeing Eye Dogs

In this segment of Eye On New York, we learn about the amazing work done by seeing eye dogs, and how they aid the visually impaired.

CBS 2–08/22/2010