Stories tagged: blindness
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Major science prize goes to institutions fighting blindness
Two international institutions with long records of fighting blindness are sharing a $1.2 million eyesight prize from a Portuguese foundation.
Thu., July 6, 2017
Keillor: Blind man cannot see voters’ kindness
Eighty percent of evangelical Christians who cast ballots last fall voted for the man, who seems as far from Christian virtues (humility, kindness, patience, etc.) as Hulk Hogan is from …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 12:14 p.m.
‘Seeing eye camel’ acts as guide for blind horse at zoo
A horse and a camel at a Maine petting zoo have formed an unlikely friendship.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016
Blindness isn’t stopping one 90-year-old from leading walks as a proud ‘pedal pusher’
Ninety-year-old Anne Mose is legally blind, but that’s not stopping her from leading Flora “Flo” Burgess on a walk every week.
Mon., May 9, 2016, 9:42 p.m.
Shawn Dobbs embraces blindness, Spokane and life
Shawn Dobbs was the student council president and valedictorian of his class at the Indiana School for the Blind. But it was on the wrestling mat that he learned that …
Fri., Nov. 7, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Toots Robinson led an ordinary, unforgettable life
The eulogy was over, but the stories about Toots Robinson were not nearly finished. They kept erupting, unbidden, from the audience.
Sun., March 17, 2013
Blind lawmaker’s life reflected in policies
OLYMPIA – Behind his sunglasses, Rep. Cyrus Habib is reaching back in memory, trying to recall the name of another fully blind politician who came before him. This was someone …
Sat., Sept. 29, 2012
Hearing the ball well
It doesn’t take eyesight to have a vision – though Charlie Fairbanks had both when the concept of beep baseball was born in 1964. Fairbanks, a telephone company worker in …
Thu., Sept. 3, 2009
Community helped blind woman return to work
I was new to Spokane’s Nevada/Lidgerwood neighborhood when I reached a point in life that many face. I had been a stay-at-home mom for 17 great years, but I felt …
Fri., June 19, 2009
Technology talks for deaf-blind
Unless your primary means of human interaction is to trace letters in another person’s palm – as Betty Palmer, of Spokane, has done for a half-century – you may not …