Blind

A man sits in a wheelchair. (credit: SEBASTIAN WIDMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

25 Years On, Disabilities Act Has Changed Lives Of Millions

A blind or deaf person, or anyone with a host of other disabilities, has access to accommodations enhancing their independence and engagement — all of this the legacy of the sweeping Americans with Disabilities Act.

07/25/2015

Dirty And Dangerous; Woman Loses Sight In Eye After Mud Run

A young woman went blind in one eye within 24 hours after catching a flesh-eating bacteria during a mud run in Dallas this month.

06/22/2015

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Blind Texas High School Pole Vaulter Nearly Medals At State Track Meet

A blind high school pole vaulter cleared three heights at the Texas state championships to finish fourth, one spot short of a medal.

05/09/2014

Dennis Lynch, a blind man from Fort Worth, ran the Cowtown half marathon on Sunday, Feb. 23 (credit: CBS 11 News)

Blind Fort Worth Man Conquers Cowtown Half Marathon

Today’s Cowtown race had a very special meaning for a duo whose mission was not so much a fast time stamp, but a message.

02/23/2014

Isaiah Austin #21 of the Baylor Bears brings the ball upcourt against the Kansas Jayhawks on February 4, 2014 at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.  (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

Blind Eye No Excuse For Baylor’s Isaiah Austin

Multiple operations couldn’t fix the detached retina and save his vision after a previous injury was aggravated doing a routine dunk before a middle school game.

02/13/2014

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Legally Blind Woman Injured After Falling Into Uncovered Manhole

A legally blind woman falls into an uncovered manhole on Weiler Boulevard, in southeast Fort Worth. The 34-year-old woman was walking with her young son at the time.

CBS 11–12/19/2013

Sidney took off from her east Dallas home after fireworks spooked her. She is back home safe, much to the joy of her owner.  (credit: Guide Dogs for the Blind)

Missing Guide Dog Found

A missing guide dog for the blind named Sidney was found Saturday, according to Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB), the nation’s largest guide dog school.

07/06/2013

Sidney took off from her east Dallas home after fireworks spooked her. She is back home safe, much to the joy of her owner.  (credit: Guide Dogs for the Blind)

Guide Dog Goes Missing In Dallas

Sidney, a service dog and five-year-old black Labrador, disappeared Wednesday night from her East Dallas backyard.

CBS 11–07/05/2013

World Trade Center

Blind Author Shares Message Of Hope, Misconceptions

Hingson was able to function normally when the world was far from normal in New York on September 11, 2001.

03/01/2013

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Assistant Fire Marshall Saves Blind Neighbor From Fire

A blind Weatherford woman now has two very important new friends. One is an Assistant Fire Marshal, the other is a dispatcher new to her job.

02/13/2013

Blind and visually impaired students attend technology camp at Fort Worth's Camp Carter YMCA. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Visually Impaired Students Attend Tech Summer Camp

Fort Worth’s Camp Carter YMCA is expanding its vision: to bring summer fun and technology to a special group of blind and visually impaired students. Twelve middle, high school and vocational students from across North Texas are joining sighted students for a week long technology camp.

06/26/2012

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Area Agencies Improving Travel For The Blind

Notice some changes along Capitol Avenue in Dallas? Lighthouse For The Blind and Dallas Area Rapid Transit certainly hope so.

04/19/2012

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