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Seeing Things Differently - 04 Jan 2013
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April 26, 2013
A flash card, used to teach Braille, is caught in a window pane at the World Services for the Blind (WSB)...
Little Rock, UNITED STATES
A flash card, used to teach Braille, is caught in a window pane at the World Services for the Blind in...
A flash card, used to teach Braille, is caught in a window pane at the World Services for the Blind (WSB) in Little Rock, Arkansas January 4, 2013. This type of flash card, with both visuals and braille, is used to teach Braille to students with a progressive form of visual impairment. The WSB is a rehabilitation center for the blind or visually impaired which offers life skills and career training programs designed to help those enrolled achieve sustainable independence. Picture taken on January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Gaia Squarci (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)
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April 26, 2013
Students from the World Services for the Blind (WSB) sit to watch a movie inside a theater in Little...
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Students from the World Services for the Blind sit to watch a movie inside a theater in Little Rock,...
Students from the World Services for the Blind (WSB) sit to watch a movie inside a theater in Little Rock, Arkansas January 4, 2013. Robert Brown (L), visually impaired because of Stargardt disease, Dale Layne (C), blind with light perception because of glaucoma, and Cynda Bellamy, a sighted recreation specialist at the WSB, were preparing to watch "Cloud Atlas." The WSB is a rehabilitation center for the blind or visually impaired which offers life skills and career training programs designed to help those enrolled achieve sustainable independence. Picture taken on January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Gaia Squarci (UNITED STATES - Tags: EDUCATION HEALTH SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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April 26, 2013
Students taking part in the Older Blind Program listen to a lesson on how to use an iPad at the World...
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Students taking part in the Older Blind Program listen to a lesson on how to use an iPad at the World...
Students taking part in the Older Blind Program listen to a lesson on how to use an iPad at the World Services for the Blind (WSB) in Little Rock, Arkansas January 5, 2013. Janet Ford, an instructor who is part of the Older Blind Program, which enrols blind or visually impaired students older than 54 years old, says touch screen computers are easier to use than a traditional keyboard for her students. The WSB is a rehabilitation center for the blind or visually impaired which offers life skills and career training programs designed to help those enrolled achieve sustainable independence. Picture taken on January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Gaia Squarci (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)
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April 26, 2013
Jackie Thompson, a visually impaired student, touches the screen of an iPad during the Older Blind Program...
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Thompson, a visually impaired student, touches the screen of an iPad during the Older Blind Program class...
Jackie Thompson, a visually impaired student, touches the screen of an iPad during the Older Blind Program class at the World Services for the Blind (WSB) in Little Rock, Arkansas January 5, 2013. Janet Ford, an instructor who is part of the Older Blind Program, which enrols blind or visually impaired students older than 54 years old, says touch screen computers are easier to use than a traditional keyboard for her students. The WSB is a rehabilitation center for the blind or visually impaired which offers life skills and career training programs designed to help those enrolled achieve sustainable independence. Picture taken on January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Gaia Squarci (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)
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April 26, 2013
The shadow of a plant falls upon the pages of the Book of Genesis, written in Braille, as it sits in...
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The shadow of a plant falls upon the pages of the Book of Genesis, written in Braille, as it sits in...
The shadow of a plant falls upon the pages of the Book of Genesis, written in Braille, as it sits in a hallway at the World Services for the Blind (WSB) in Little Rock, Arkansas January 8, 2013. The WSB is a rehabilitation center for the blind or visually impaired which offers life skills and career training programs designed to help those enrolled achieve sustainable independence. Picture taken on January 8, 2013. REUTERS/Gaia Squarci (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY RELIGION)
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April 26, 2013
Students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign listen to instructions on how to guide a...
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Students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign listen to instructions on how to guide a...
Students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign listen to instructions on how to guide a blind person during a simulation exercise at the World Services for the Blind (WSB) in Little Rock, Arkansas January 6, 2013. The WSB is a rehabilitation center for the blind or visually impaired which offers life skills and career training programs designed to help those enrolled achieve sustainable independence. Picture taken on January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Gaia Squarci (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY)
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April 26, 2013
Aran Abramovich, who is totally blind, studies using a computer at the World Services for the Blind (WSB)...
Little Rock, UNITED STATES
Abramovich, who is totally blind, studies using a computer at the World Services for the Blind in Little...
Aran Abramovich, who is totally blind, studies using a computer at the World Services for the Blind (WSB) in Little Rock, Arkansas January 4, 2013. Abramovich listens to his lessons on the computer using Jaws, a software developed for the blind and visually impaired, which converts text into audio. The WSB is a rehabilitation center for the blind or visually impaired which offers life skills and career training programs designed to help those enrolled achieve sustainable independence. Picture taken on January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Gaia Squarci (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)
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April 26, 2013
Visually impaired student Michael Fleming stares into his laptop while playing music in the auditorium...
Little Rock, UNITED STATES
Visually impaired student Fleming stares into his laptop while playing music in the auditorium of the...
Visually impaired student Michael Fleming stares into his laptop while playing music in the auditorium of the World Services for the Blind in Little Rock, Arkansas January 3, 2013. Fleming, who has high myopia, enjoys mixing hip-hop and R&B music with software that requires the use of vision. The WSB is a rehabilitation center for the blind or visually impaired which offers life skills and career training programs designed to help those enrolled achieve sustainable independence. Picture taken on January 3, 2013. REUTERS/Gaia Squarci (UNITED STATES - Tags: EDUCATION HEALTH SOCIETY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)
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April 26, 2013
Albino and visually impaired student David Givens sits in a hallway at the World Services for the Blind...
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Albino and visually impaired student Givens sits in a hallway at the World Services for the Blind in...
Albino and visually impaired student David Givens sits in a hallway at the World Services for the Blind (WSB) in Little Rock, Arkansas January 6, 2013. Albinism is a group of genetic conditions that causes a lack of melanin pigment in the eyes or both in the eyes and in the skin. The WSB is a rehabilitation center for the blind or visually impaired which offers life skills and career training programs designed to help those enrolled achieve sustainable independence. Picture taken on January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Gaia Squarci (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY)
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April 26, 2013
Visually impaired student LaDavid Mahaffey grabs his clothes after doing laundry at the World Services...
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Visually impaired student Mahaffey grabs his clothes after doing laundry at the World Services for the...
Visually impaired student LaDavid Mahaffey grabs his clothes after doing laundry at the World Services for the Blind (WSB) in Little Rock, Arkansas January 6, 2013. The WSB is a rehabilitation center for the blind or visually impaired which offers life skills and career training programs designed to help those enrolled achieve sustainable independence. Picture taken on January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Gaia Squarci (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY)
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April 26, 2013
Dale Layne, a student who says he is blind with light perception, lies in his bed while posing for a...
Little Rock, UNITED STATES
Layne, a student who says he is blind with light perception, lies in his bed while posing for a portrait...
Dale Layne, a student who says he is blind with light perception, lies in his bed while posing for a portrait at the World Services for the Blind (WSB) in Little Rock, Arkansas January 7, 2013. The WSB is a rehabilitation center for the blind or visually impaired which offers life skills and career training programs designed to help those enrolled achieve sustainable independence. Picture taken on January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Gaia Squarci (UNITED STATES - Tags: EDUCATION HEALTH SOCIETY PORTRAIT)
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April 26, 2013
Renna, a guide dog, rests with visually impaired student Curtis Norton during a trip in a van operated...
Little Rock, UNITED STATES
Renna, a guide dog, rests with visually impaired student Norton during a trip in a van operated by the...
Renna, a guide dog, rests with visually impaired student Curtis Norton during a trip in a van operated by the World Services for the Blind (WSB) in Little Rock, Arkansas January 5, 2013. The blind and the visually impaired, whose sight is not sufficient to walk safely in public environments, use the help of a cane or a guide dog. The WSB is a rehabilitation center for the blind or visually impaired which offers life skills and career training programs designed to help those enrolled achieve sustainable independence. Picture taken on January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Gaia Squarci (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANIMALS EDUCATION HEALTH SOCIETY)
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April 26, 2013
Visually impaired student Curtis Norton sits in a van operated by the World Services for the Blind (WSB)...
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Visually impaired student Norton sits in a van operated by the World Services for the Blind, during a...
Visually impaired student Curtis Norton sits in a van operated by the World Services for the Blind (WSB) during a shopping trip in Little Rock, Arkansas January 5, 2013. Students at the WSB are taken out for recreational activities, like shopping, several times a week. The WSB is a rehabilitation center for the blind or visually impaired which offers life skills and career training programs designed to help those enrolled achieve sustainable independence. Picture taken on January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Gaia Squarci (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION TRANSPORT SOCIETY)
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April 26, 2013
David Givens (R), a visually impaired albino student from the World Services for the Blind (WSB), pulls...
Little Rock, UNITED STATES
Givens, a visually impaired albino student from the World Services for the Blind, pulls a package of...
David Givens (R), a visually impaired albino student from the World Services for the Blind (WSB), pulls a package of socks close to his eyes while shopping at a department store in Little Rock, Arkansas January 5, 2013. Albinism is a group of genetic conditions that causes a lack of melanin pigment in the eyes or both in the eyes and in the skin. Standing on the left is visually impaired student Miguel Mendez. The WSB is a rehabilitation center for the blind or visually impaired which offers life skills and career training programs designed to help those enrolled achieve sustainable independence. Picture taken on January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Gaia Squarci (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY)
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April 26, 2013
Robert Brown (L), a student at the World Services for the Blind (WSB) who is visually impaired due to...
Little Rock, UNITED STATES
Brown, a student at the World Services for the Blind who is visually impaired due to Stargardt disease,...
Robert Brown (L), a student at the World Services for the Blind (WSB) who is visually impaired due to Stargardt disease, gets close to a movie poster to read its words outside a theater in Little Rock, Arkansas January 4, 2013. Brown can read from a very short distance or using a magnifying lens. The WSB is a rehabilitation center for the blind or visually impaired which offers life skills and career training programs designed to help those enrolled achieve sustainable independence. Picture taken on January 4, 2013. REUTERS/Gaia Squarci (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY)
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