Aug 112013

Motorcycles Vancouver is not your average biker gang. Instead of wreaking havoc as some might assume, they’re helping the community. They are Canadian of course.

Just a few months ago, one scooter rider noticed an elderly blind man unknowingly walking in the road. Instead of simply passing him by, he turned around and helped the man get back onto the safe sidewalk. 


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Jul 262013

Being blind makes nearly every simple task a difficult chore, even having playing and having fun. In this short film by ESPN, Jeremy Schaap explains the sport of Beep-Baseball, a special modified form of baseball with a beeping ball for the visually-impaired.

All the players wearing blind-folds to level the playing field, and batters must run either to the first buzzing base turned on by the umps before the ball is in control by the defense. It makes for an intense game that seems more exciting than the original one. 


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Jul 052013

The web’s coolest blind guy, Tommy Edison, continues to trend online. His latest video is very interesting as his fans asked him to discuss his art and drawing skills.

Tommy explains that as he is blind from birth everything to him is 3D, since touch is the primary sense he uses to ‘see’ objects in detail. So drawing something on the flat space of a piece of paper in inherently difficult. Besides for the fact that he’s, ya know, blind. 

Surprisingly, he does a pretty decent job drawing a cat, a car, and even a self-portrait. 


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May 282013

Tommy Edison has been blind since birth, so nearly all of his sensory input from a distance comes from only sound. Which begs the question, “What Sounds Good To A Blind Person?” 

Tom is basically a sound connoisseur and explains some of his favorite sounds, such as the thunder of a rainstorm, the sizzle of steak, or a quick blast from a police siren in traffic. 


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Mar 112013

Four year old Gavin Robert Stevens has Leber Congenital Amaurosis. His case is so severe, ‘you can say Gavin is completely blind,’ writes his parents on their foundation website

In this precious video, Gavin walks down from the sidewalk curb to the street for the first time with a white cane. As he slowed inchs to the very edge of the curb, he asks his mom, “I can do it?” to which she enthusiastically replies, “You can do it baby, go ahead.”

It’s a truly touching scene that really gives life perspective. 


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