Judge Rules NYC Crosswalks Fail To Protect Blind PedestriansU.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer in Manhattan said the city has violated three laws protecting the disabled with its failure to equip most crosswalk signals to aid the blind or those with bad eyesight.
Man Charged In Brutal Robbery Of 81-Year-Old Blind Man In QueensA suspect was charged Tuesday in the violent robbery of an 81-year-old blind man in Queens back in October.
Family: Dog May Be Permanently Blind After Being Splashed With AmmoniaA 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.
Blindness Doesn't Stand In The Way For Cooper Union Art StudentA Cooper Union art student has proven that no obstacle is too great to overcome.
Blind L.I. Man Says He Was Kicked Off Plane Over Guide DogThe 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.
New Courthouse Newsstand To Be Rebuilt Following Costly ErrorsSince 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.
Some UES Residents Think Pedestrian Signals For Blind Are Too NoisySome 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.”
The Couch: Mobile Couch Visits The Seeing EyeDid you know that the world's oldest existing guide dog school is in Morristown, New Jersey? Well, it is.
'Power Of Words' Video Creator Has Advice For New YorkersAndrea 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.
2 Middle School Bullies Charged, Released In Case Of Anti-Gay Assault That Left Victim Blind In One EyeTwo 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.
New York Yankees Continue HOPE Week By Honoring N.J. 5-Year-OldLittle 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.
NYC Taxis Getting New Technology To Help Visually ImpairedSome New York City taxis are getting technology to help visually impaired riders make sure they're not being taken for a ride.
Blind Cyclists On Their Way In 24-Hour Relay Across NYCThere 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.
NYC Unveils New System To Help Visually Impaired, Seniors Get Around TownThe system combines sounds, voice, and tactile sensation and was unveiled Wednesday by Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan.
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.