Today is ‘World Sight Day’

Posted on 11 October 2007. Filed under: Public Health |

Today, 11 October 2007, is World Sight Day and to mark the occasion SciDev.Net looks at the new technologies that are helping the developing world’s blind people see again, and live more easily.

Fighting for sight in the developing world
T.V. Padma describes the magnitude of blindness-related problems in developing countries, their causes and efforts to address them through new technologies from satellites and software to cornea and stem cell transplants.

Talking Braille: A new tool to teach blind children
Learning braille can be a formidable task in developing countries. Supriya Kumar profiles a new device that’s addressing the task and bringing blind children the opportunity of a better education and future economic independence.

World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. You can read more about the World Sight Day by visiting VISION 2020: The Right to Sight initiative.

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