Chicago To Install Dozens Of New Audio Crosswalk Signals For Visually Impaired PedestriansChicago lags far behind other cities when it comes to audio crosswalk signals for the visually impaired. Now, the city is making good on a promise to make it easier for the blind to get around.
Shedd Aquarium Using Smartphone Technology To Help Blind And Visually Impaired Guests Enjoy ExhibitsGuests can use smartphones to connect with the Aira app to get real-time audio descriptions from a live agent for 30 minutes at a time.
Ford Showcases Smart Window That Allows Blind To 'Feel' ViewThe concept incorporates an image recognition system that says aloud what is outside the car through its built-in speakers.
With Skyrocketing Unemployment, Center Helps Visually Impaired Find Work While the unemployment rate in Illinois hovers around 6.3 percent, that number takes a massive jump among the blind and visually impaired--to at least 60 percent.
Suit: McDonald's Late-Night Drive-Thru Policy Discriminates Against Blind PeopleThe plaintiff says the fast food giant should allow blind people to order from drive-thru's when the walk-in option isn't available.
State Contracts Agency For The Blind To Staff Call CenterThe state has contracted with a new partner to answer calls for professionals seeking licenses from the state, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.
Shedd Aquarium Debuts Two New Sea LionsThe Shedd Aquarium showed off two new sea lions on Wednesday – one with a reputation as a greedy crook, the other a blind gunshot victim.
Former Stroger Lab Technician Says She Was Fired After She Went Blind A one-time Stroger Hospital lab technician is suing her former employer, alleging she was fired rather than put her in a new job after an illness left her legally blind.
Man Squares Off With Neighbors Over Barking Guide DogA guide dog's barking is getting his neighbors in a Bloomingdale condo all riled up.