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Wishing all Blind Buzz readers a fantastic 2011!
A personal introduction — Guide dog puppy blog – Lee, aged 41, with congenital glaucoma, gets started with his new guide dog.
Become a Guide Dog’s Best Friend – 21st Century Labor Union – become a friend on Facebook to help Guide Dogs of America.
Blind Massillon woman and her guide dog becoming a team – transition to a guide dog is not easy, but offers more independence.
Blunkett launches national fundraising scheme for Guide Dogs – the appeal involves donations of old ink cartridges and unwanted mobile phones. Supported by blind ex-MP David Blunkett.
Canine Vision « CBS Philly – turns out dogs can see some color / colour.
Dangerous dogs consultation responses published « Defra News – discussion of the UK’s approach to dangerous dogs.
[Video] Fidelco Guide Dogs – how they train and match up their German Shepherd dogs with clients.
Freedom Guide Dog’s magical 29 – Utica Dogs | Examiner.com – how they operate, and how you can help.
Fun and Games – Dog’s Eye View – being a guide dog isn’t all work!
GD Nushka: Nushka’s first post to her blog – from the dog’s point of view, as it were.
GSDs Use As SDs/Guide dogs – German Shepherd Dog Forums – discusssion around why German Shepherds aren’t used so much as guide dogs any more, at least in the USA.
Guide Dogs — New Eyes For The Blind – Golden Retriever Training – some general background.
[Video] Guide dogs celebrate 75 years – UK guide dogs association
[Video] Guide Dogs Interviews: Andrew – one of the job interviews from Guide Dogs NSW, Australia.
Guide Dogs sensory garden win – the Guide Dogs stand at the Gardenrs’ World Exhibition, 2010, won a silver award. Here is a text account and a brief video showing publlic reactions.
Guide Dogs Sighted Guide Scheme trials January 2011 — Guide dog puppy blog – human volunteers being tried as supplements to Guide Dogs (UK) service.
Have you joined our Puppy Chain? — Guide dog puppy blog – UK Guide Dogs Association Appeal. Also visit
Guide Dogs Puppy Chain Appeal – a set on Flickr
[Video] How Can You Give Them Up? – puppy raisers talk about passing on their puppies to prospective guide dog owners.
How much I appreciate My Guide Dog « Blind Babbles – canny dog guides owner home when lost. On the same blog,
Guide Dogs, in my Eyes.
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[Video] How to Respond to Attacks on Guide DogsPart 2 – the approach of the San Francisco Police. Part 1 has been removed from YouTube.
Introducing the “Dream Team” Lena and Pearce — Guide dog puppy blog – new guide dog owner Lena tells her story. She has balance issues and nystagmus.
Lead on: NIU student teams up with a Leader Dog : Elburn Herald – Cory Lipsett has achieved more independence using a guide dog than he ever did with a cane and GPS.
Misconceptions About Guide Dogs: dos and Don’ts – Carlos Palomino » Blog Archive – how to behave around someone else’s guide dog.
[Video] Mongrels – Episode 1, Part 1 – first of several animal animations including some guide dog characters. Adult language warning!
Romania’s first guide dog shut out from city – The Diplomat Bucharest – Gabi Nicolescu successfully applied for the first guide dog in Romania. The problem is that people in his country don’t know what a guide dog is.
Saskatchewan – Law to protect service animals sought – CBC News – private member’s bill, the protection of service animals act, was introduced in the Saskatchewan legislature.
The Guide Dog Process — Guide dog puppy blog – one person’s experience of what happened after applying for a guide dog.
Through sunshine, bitter cold, dogs need exercise – Winter weather is no excuse to avoid outdoor exercise with your dog, says a Purdue University veterinarian.
Traffic Gap Detection for Pedestrians with Low Vision … [Optom Vis Sci. 2010] – PubMed result – clearly a safety issue for those with low vision. Participants were fully sighted, or had peripheral vision loss (~RP or glaucoma) or central vision loss (age-related macular degeneration)
West Orange Dog Park in Winter Garden, off leash dog park | Orlando Pet Service – plenty of fun for you and your dog. I want one in my town!
Blind cyclists and hikers plant trees in Refa’im Valley – Jerusalem Post – cyclists also raise funds for the Israel Guide Dogs.
Bury Tandem Club completes annual trip to Southport and back – Southport Visiter – fund-raising run has taken place for a decade.
cairo to capetown 2011.: Major supporter of Cairo to Capetown 2011. Illawarra Fasteners – raising funds for
exSight Tandems, New South Wales.
Charlotte’s Tandems – Home & Contact – have tandems for disabled people to borrow free of charge. Based Gloucestershire, UK.
Complete Street Smarts – in the USA, there is a movement to make the streets more accesible for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers alike.
David Tseng – World Access for the Blind – he goes mountain biking using sonar, and we’re not talking tandems here.
For Two – Mid-Life Cycling – NewYork woman recalls being pilot for a young blind woman, and trying to narrate the sights.
GANTS HILL: Blind cyclist chips in for whopping charity total (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)Anthony Lane is a blind local resident who has raised £4,000 lus by taking part in a bike ride in Kenya.
Good Wheels: Fully-Abled Fun for Disabled Riders! – It’s MY Crisis and I’ll Cry if I Need To – based at ISCD, the Center for the Disabled in Ramat Gan, Israel, disabled and non-disabled cyclists completed a 400Km ride.
Jones, Cowie team up for historic first – Meyrick Jone lost a leg, and Brian Cowie is blind. They are the first disabled athletes to complete the Ironman Canada triathlon.
Knoxville, Tennessee’s Club VIBES… « The TandemGeek’s Blog – VIBES (Visually Impaired and Blind Extension Services) has a wide remit, including a tandem biking scheme.
McChrystal to lead ‘Honor the Warrior’ ride – CharlotteObserver.com – blind ex-General takes part in local fund-raising ride.
[Video] Milano-Sanremo Cycling race 2010..Partenza! with Cinzia Coluzzi – Cinzia Coluzzi was born blind.
Mountain bike movie, "Race Across the Sky" hits theaters Thursday night – Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person to climb Mount Everest, is also the only blind person to complete the Leadville Trail 100.
Read a review of the documentary.
my first organized tandem cycling experience ever – the blind cook – Houston, we have a problem – we’ve missed the short tandem route, so we’re going to have to take the long one – after 3am? And
the second episode…..
Passing of a Great Woman | The Blind Viewpoint — Erik Weihenmayer – a tribute to Kathy Urschel, who amongst other things, wn a medal at the Atlanta Paralympics for tandem cycling.
Pilots take visually impaired for bicycle ride – a group of pilots and aircraft engineers in Turkey have started a tandem riding scheme with visually impaired people.
Preparing for an Epic Journey – Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind » ews – Hein Wagner, blind world land speed record-holder and cyclist Gerrie Olivier will tackle the Cape Epic Race in Kenya.
Raising Hope Through A Bike Ride – Queens Tribune – Rebecca Alexander wants to raise awareness of Usher’s Syndrome type III, a condition that can leave people blind and deaf. She has the condition herself, and was due to take a tandem ride as part of a Lighthouse event at the end of October.
[Video] Ranken Jordan-Tour de Unite Bike Parade & Race 2010 – In celebration of Tandemonium, a national day designated for tandem cycling for blind and visually impaired youth, Tour de Unite invited folks to hop a bike and join a parade lap of tandem bicycles – or any kind of bicycle! – on the official Gateway Cup course at Francis Park in Saint Louis.
Ride Blind Racing, Bobby McMullen – with several injuries, medical conditions and blindness to his name, Bobby is a pretty amazing cyclist.
Riding Tandem with the Blind – one man’s experience of being a pilot in New Zealand.
RNZFB election results announced and blind cyclist honoured for inspiring achievements | infonews.co.nz New Zealand’s local news community – Jayne Parsons, who is going for Paralympic Gold in 2012, honoured by The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB).
Tri-California and the City of Santa Clarita launch TRIFECTA – News – Triathlon Business – Swim, Bike, Run Manufacturers, Distributors and Retailers – Global Triathlon Industry Information Portal – "Tri-California Inc today announced TRIFECTA, a new lifestyle-sports festival that is the first of its kind to bring together three running, three cycling, and three triathlon courses during a single weekend event.". This will take place in June, 2011.
3rd indi blogger event in bangalore #indiblr | Raghav’s Blog – blind photographer will take part in the competition at the event (sun, Oct 4th) to win a printer.
[DOC] Art Beyond Sight Email Alert includes information about the exhibit Touching Art Touching You: Blind Art at the Hove Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton, England.
Blind Photographers Teach Us New Ways of Seeing | Black Star Rising – the exhibit, “Exposed to the Light” at Jaffa’s Please Touch Museum, Israel.
[Video] Blind photography: Making impossible possible – Join Samara Currimbhoy as she explores the world of the visual medium – photography, films, advertisements, animation, special effects. The first part features Partho Bhowmick, now well known for the Blind With Camera Project. From about 2 years ago, but worth catching up with if you missed it.
Blindness doesn’t stop director from moviemaking | news-press.com | The News-Press – Joe Monks also creates comics and writes short stories.
How the blind view art – Dr. Simon Hayhoe has won a Fullbright Scholarship to study blind people’s conceptualisation of art at the Metropolitan Museum, New York.
Blind Photography 2 « Losing Vision Gaining Insight – blurred vision can make the world look like a beautiful impressionist painting.
Blindness didn’t stop this journalism student – she had to do the photography elements of the course, so what then?
First Crop: Featured Photograph – in this regular feature on blindphotographers.org, Jim Adamson explains the context of his photograph, "Cherry Tomato in Soft Light on a Table with Green Background".
My story – nickbirchak’s Photos- powered by SmugMug – Nick tells how he came to love photography. He was born legally blind.
Nikon’s ‘Learn & Explore’ iphone Application Comes To Europe – Digital Photography Now – instant help and inspiration for photographers of all skill levels.
Photography Course Imparted to the Visually Challenged – Bienvenido al INAH – visually impaired Mexicans learn to take photographs of historical monuments using their other senses.
Visually impaired Riki Fritsh touches a camera during the filming … – 2SPACE.NET – News : Entertainment News – a group of visually impaired people in Israel have written and directed their own film, based on their experiences of a world dominated by people who see.
[Video] Watch: Visually Impaired Photography Students at Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind | jacksonville.com Also visit
Photos by visually impaired students at Florida School for the Deaf and Blind capture what they ‘see’ | jacksonville.com
Blind movie breaks fresh ground – A group of blind and visually impaired Israelis shoot a feature film based on their experiences in a world dominated by those who see. Everyone involved, including the cameraman, has a visual impairment of some degree.
Blinkie Photography: Re Branding Blinkie Photography – change of name soon.
Blogging Basics for Photographers
For those who want an independent blog – 3 articles.
luminous – re-thinking visual alex de jong describes the effects of his changing vision.
Re-thinking visual RSS Feed – it’s well worth reading anything from this site, written by Laetitia Boulud and Alex de Jong..
NC State’s refreshable Braille display could revolutionize reading for the blind – full-page rich content display could result, but there won’t be even a prototype for a year or so yet.
Photo Walk « Losing Vision Gaining Insight – there are both limitations and triumphs in havving poor vision and a simple camera….
BBC Wildlife Magazine Photo Master Classes – don’t let the sighted photographers get all the good shots!
Blind Photography « Losing Vision Gaining Insight – the author tells how while her vision has deteriorated, she has been inspired by the Blind Photographers web site.
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[Video] ITV Fixers – Visually impaired photographers from RNC share their vision in pictures – students from the Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford demonstrate how they can take photos but may need a little help.
‘Moments the Blind Can See’ Exhibition Gives Window into the World of the Blind | Landmark Education News Blog By Landmark Forum Graduates – the project that produced the current exhibition of blind photography in Tel Aviv –
ProCamera – Advanced iPhone Photography Application – includes anti-shake steady mode, high-speed zoom, autofocus, golden mean grid, sepia, gamma correction…. and many more features.
Sea change – Yahoo! India News – one of the characters in the film, "The Ship of Theseus" is a blind photographer, who poses one of the philosophical puzzles in the story.
Color Blindness and Photography – RailPictures.Net Forums – discussion thread about dealing with photo editing.
Craig Royal: Featured Photographer | Blind Photographers – first of a new feature on Blind Photographers where one photographer gives an interview and shows some images. Craig Royal is a legally blindfine art photographer from Florida.
More on Craig Royal.
Moments the Blind Can See – MidnightEast » Blog Archive – blind photographers in Israel have an exhibition during March at the Windows Gallery at the Azrieli Center, Tel Aviv.
photographing blind, other ways to see – night, rain, lights – a photographer’s anxieties about worsening sight prompt thoughts about alternative ways of seeing.