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Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) Breaking News From the Field

The Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness (JVIB) brings you all the latest news from the blindness field! If you have news or information that you would like to share with JVIB readers, please send it to rebeccab@afb.net.

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In Memoriam: Valerie Morash, Ph.D. (1985–2017)

Amanda McKerracher and Yue-Ting Siu remember their friend and research partner, Valerie Morash, who died alongside her husband and two pets in February 2017.

(Item posted 3/13/2017)

Six students win a design competition with a text-to-braille scanner, envision a future with a higher braille-literacy rate

Six friends who met freshman year at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) combined their talents during a 15-hour "hackathon" competition in February 2016 to create Tactile, a portable scanner that is designed to translate text directly into braille.

(Item posted 1/9/2017)

William "Bill" H. English, Legendary Administrator of Special Schools for Students with Visual Impairments, Has Died

William "Bill" H. English, an educator of children and youths with visual impairments and an administrator of special schools, recently died.

(Item posted 11/16/2016)


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