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Press Release: Two Local Braille Students Make Finals for the 2022 International Braille Challenge!

Press Release: Two Local Braille Students Make Finals for the 2022 International Braille Challenge! San Jose, CA: Of all the literacy issues in America, braille literacy is the most underrated and overlooked. Advances in technology have yet to replace the need for children with vision loss to learn to read using this vital medium. With […]

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Vista Center in the News

On May 18, Vista Center was featured in the Los Altos Town Crier. Cupertino resident Bill Karras describes how he found a solution to some of the challenges of being visually impaired through Vista Center. Click to see the full article.

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What is Assistive Technology?

            What is Assistive Technology? Author: Son Kim Assistive technology can be anything that helps a person with a disability perform a task. Assistive Technology bridges the gap from inaccessible information to having access to new information. These are various types of tools, physical or software-based, that when used, enable […]

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Braille makes life better for people with vision loss

Friday, March 4 at 6pm, the public is invited to a poetry reading with Susan Glass, who has been blind since birth. She’ll share how braille positively influenced her life and how access to literature through this tactile language transformed her life. The next day, Saturday, March 5, dozens of students from around the Bay Area will compete in-person to be among the top braille students in North America at the 2022 NorCal Regional Braille Challenge.

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Stanford Researchers Build $400 Self-Navigating Smart Cane

The cane, incorporating sensing and way-finding approaches from robotics and self-driving vehicles, could reshape life for people who are blind or sight impaired.