Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Lauren Hall

Sunday, July 26 marked the 30th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law in 1990. A team of editors and writers with The New York Times took an in-depth look at how the ADA has changed the lives of millions of Americans through a special series printed Sunday, July 26 that also includes a braille version produced by Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired at its Braille Printing House.

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Electric vehicles, equipped with a special manufactured sound at low speeds, are already hitting the car lots. The U.S. government will require the otherwise quiet vehicles to make noise by September 2020, to alert blind, visually impaired and distracted pedestrians.

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Advances in printing technology are breaking down barriers for the blind and visually impaired. Researchers in India have created software to display images, text and audio stories side by side. That has the potential to cut printing costs by 90%. New printers at Cincinnati's Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired are also able to cut costs because they decrease the amount of time workers must spend hand-creating images.

Two Ohio students were chosen as finalists for the coveted Braille Institute of America Braille Challenge Finals. The national competition was held in Los Angeles June 21-22.