Latest Vision impairment and blindness News

California made it easier to vote, but some with disabilities still face barriers

Jun. 06, 2024 10:28 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Lisamaria Martinez isn’t sure when she last voted in person. But she remembers the boots she wore that day — her “fabulous,” new navy blue boots with chunky heels, which gave her blisters on her mile-long walk back home from the polling place. It was...

Man convicted of Chicago murder based on blind witness' testimony sues city, police

May. 27, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man convicted of murder based in part on testimony from a legally blind eyewitness is suing the city and the police department. A judge convicted Darien Harris in 2014 in connection with a fatal shooting at a South Side gas station in 2011. He was 12 years...

Former University of Missouri frat member pleads guilty in hazing that caused brain damage

May. 14, 2024 10:44 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A former member of a University of Missouri fraternity has pleaded guilty in the hazing of another student that caused blindness and significant brain damage. Ryan P. Delanty of Manchester, Missouri, pleaded guilty Friday in Boone County to supplying liquor to...