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Apple Issues Camera RAW Compatibility Update 3.5 » Photography Bay – RAW compatibility extended to several more cameras.
ArtAbility on ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners – More than 400 works of art by artists with physical, cognitive, hearing and visual disabilities are on view at the 15th annual Art Ability Exhibit at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Malvern, PA, through .Jan. 16, 2011. This year’s exhibit features paintings, sculpture, photography, pastels, jewelry, stained and mosaic glass, and metalwork by artists from 32 states and five countries.
Arts by blind and visually impaired photographers | Evil Sunday – World Religion, Culture, People – a rather oddly-written article about the New York ;Seeing With Photography Collective, with photos.
CHRIS FRIEL – chris friel is a british colour blind painter who bought a camera in 2006 and has not painted since. shortlisted for the sunday times landscape photographer of the year 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Famous faces on message for Royal Blind exhibition – Scotsman.com News – Edinburgh exhibition of paintings and photography by blind and partially sighted people supported by celebrities messaging in Braille to celebrate Braille Week.
Free Online Photography Magazine for Download: PhotographyBB Launches 35th Edition – get tips on photography and post-processing.
The Blind Photographer – A Dog’s Dinner – Blipfoto – a brief encounter with Rosita McKenzie, well-known Scottish blind photographer.
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.
For more on blind people and tandem cycling, please see my web page,
Vince’s Parallax: Tandem Cycling and Blind People
I haven’t touched this subject for a long time, hence the length of this entry. There is more to come, hopefully later this week.
Activities for Disabled Adults | eHow.com – includes bike riding.
All the way on a tandem « my room – Derek Pritchard, aged 71 and blind, is cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for Bury Tandem Club for the Blind.
Andrea Bocelli proves that cycling is also his forte | Mail Online – opera star takes bike ride, guided by his fiancée placing her hand on his sholder (technique not recommended!).
BBC Horizon: Is Seeing believing? – looks at how the senses can affect one another, and includes a cyclist who navigates by echo location.
Beta test the new Velo Vision website! – eloVision Online – your opinions valued.
Bicycle Built For Two | Losing Vision Gaining Insight – Belinda Brasley discovers the delights of tandem riding.
Blind, 9-Time Cancer Survivor Who Rode Bike To Memphis Dies At 21 – Breaking News – Chattanoogan.com – Samantha Lynn Gilley had raised $50,000 for the hospital where she had been treated.
Blind bicyclist, students take part in White Cane Awareness Day – CHARLESTON, SC NEWS – LIVE 5 WCSC – hoping to raise awareness.
Blind cyclist to compete at Cape Epic – Hein Wagner will become the first blind man to race the Absa Cape Epic mountain bike stage race in March 2011.
[Video] blind mountain biking intro followed by
blind mountain biking – getting used to the bike – "this is my second video on mountain biking blind. this was my actual first little loop just to feel the bike out. the wheels were 29 inches, rather huge for most mountain bikes. this is my actual first time ever on a bicycle without it being a tandem in over 22 years."
Brooklyn Sisters Ride Tandem, One Legally Blind – Caitlin Sarubbi has met many challenges in life, and is supportd by her sister, Jamie, in riding tandem.
Commonwealth Games – For Paralympians, a Bigger Field of Competition – NYTimes.com – Danielle Brown made history, becoming the first disabled athlete to compete for England in an event for able-bodied athletes in the history of the Games.
FAQ » WA Tandem Cycling Advisory Council – a pilot and stoker both answer readers’ questions about what it’s like to ride a tandem. WA is Western Australia, by the way.
Sarah Storey…. the interview with the multiple World Champion continues! – Podium Cafe – the first disabled athlete to compete in the Commonwealth Games after switching sports 5 years ago. You may also want to read
Sarah Storey: From Paralympic swimmer to Commonwealth Games cyclist | Sport | guardian.co.uk
Tandem Rides Help the Blind Enjoy Bicycling in New York – NYTimes.com – an event called "Double up for Vision" involving blind tandem riders, will raise funds for lighthouse.
The bicycle built for two « Cycling with Eddie – the Lions Club of Strathfieldsaye donated a tandem to Vision Australia, and Dave has a sighted pilot to work with him. Now they need to work out how to be a good partnership.
The Challenge begins – Blind Dave Heeley’s Blog – Dave and his pilot have an interesting first run on the tandem in foul weather.
Triathlon Journey – All Abilities Welcome – visually impaired girl weighs up the practicalities.
‘Ableart’ by Disabled – "Seeing the World with the Heart" is a course run by the Image Media Technology Institute of Sangmyung University, Korea. Students have the support of mentors and an enthusiastic professor.
Cell Phone Camera Comparison Review – Cell Phone Pictures Review – Popular Mechanics – example pictures included. Vote for the ones you think are best. 6 popular smartphones will be evaluated.
Digital print produces textured photos for the blind – sophisticated texturing techniques are providing vivid tactile images at an exhibition in Madrid.
Rehabilitation Through Photography based in New York, they offer photographic courses to disabled people and other disadvantaged groups.
When Life Hands You Lemons… « Losing Vision Gaining Insight – not getting the photos you expect can lead to new things.
Artists reach out to sight-impaired with touchable works at Plymouth show – The Boston Globe – not strictly on-topic for this column, but possibly interesting.
Bismarck photographer featured at Medora this summer – David Nix is blind in one eye, and has a passion for photography, particularly of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the Dakota landscape. He has an exhibition in Medora from 31st May until September.
Exhibition of visually impaired photographers at Olive – dnaindia.com – ‘Beyond Sight’, an exhibition by the ‘Blind with Camera’ Project in Mumbai until May 16th.
Featured Artist : Pete Eckert on a site named Artists Wanted, which seems to be completely impenetrable by screen reading software. Can’t comment on the content because of this.
Longing For Sight at MAMCO/BAC – re-thinking visual » press release – Laetitia Boulud and Alex de Jong presents the installation "longing for sight" at Mapping Festival in Geneva from 6 – 16 May, 2010.
Photographer Layla Love fighting to save her sight – New York Daily News – this successful photographer has a neurological condition that could rob her of her sight.
[Video] Seeing Again – Sonia Soberats became blind in 1991. Today she’s a photographer and works for Seeing With Photography Collective in New York City. The video gives an idea of how the Collective makes light paintings.
sensing what is possible – Daniel Sroka Open Studio – sighted photographer taking macro shots uses techniques that could be used by a blind photographer.
Trey Ratcliff: HDR Photography | Daily Art Fixx with some interesting examples of this High Dynamic Range photographic enhancement.
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Vince’s Parallax: Blind Gardening
[Video] A GARDEN FOR THE BLIND – One section of Brooklyn’s Botanical Gardens is called “The Fragrance Garden”.
Accessible Gardening Environments Infinitec – Play – Gardening – adding accessibility and sensory elements to a garden.
Garden club sproutss – after the desctructive floods of 2008, the Morpeth, Northumberland, blind gardeners’ group, including the sensory garden, is back in business.
Gardening and Horticulture | Perkins Scout – a variety of useful information and links for blind gardeners. Topics include tools, techniques, suppliers, special equipment and sources of help and support.
get into gardening – UK DIY store HomeBase has started a gardening social network.
[Video] Landscaping with Mervyn Cox – Mervyn has Usher’s syndrome, and is losing his sight and hearing. Yet all his experience in landscaping still serves him well, aided by his wife and some special equipment.
The Coolest Fragrant Plants (Part 1 – Different Shades of Green – this series gets off to a good start with old-fashioned sweet peas.
The proven power of flowers – gardening as therapy for disabled people.
The Success Story Of The Physically Challenged in Oncho-Free Zone ::: Breaking News in Ghana – blind and otherwise disabled participants are improving their health and earning a living through gardening.
An iPad Camera? | tim o’brien photos – future iPad models may have a camera, and give VI photographers a large display to work with.
[Video] Lifting the Blindfold;The Seeing With Photography Collective | CameraSLRreviews.com – Mozilla Firefox#vLifting the Blindfold;The Seeing With Photography Collective | CameraSLRreviews.com – the video shows the light-painting techniques used by New York’s Seeing With Photography Collective. This is not a new item, but is well worth watching again.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park University Project – If I’m reading this right, 5 Huddersfield University students are looking at the market for potential Friends of the Park. The Park functions, amongst other things, as a place to display the sculptures of Henry Moore and other sculptors. Included in the blog is an
article on blind photography, though I must admit I’m not sure I get the connection.
2nd Annual Reelabilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival *** January 28 – February 2, 2010, JCC, Manhattan, New York – Bama’s List – includes an exhibit by the Seeing With Photography Collective where visitors can meet the artists.
The Blind Photographers Guild | Blind Photographers – as they exhibit at PhotoLA this week, this article takes a closer look.