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Guide for blind voters in West Virginia published in Braille

Nov. 23, 2021 04:05 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia voters who are blind or visually impaired will now be able to use a complete Voter's Guide in Braille. Secretary of State Mac Warner released the newly published guide last week. All 55 county clerks will receive a copy and will...

Shakur Stevenson jabs way to 10th-round TKO over Herring

Oct. 24, 2021 01:39 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Shakur Stevenson stepped up in weight class and jabbed his way to a second world title early Sunday, beating Jamel Herring by technical knockout in the 10th round of their junior lightweight championship fight. The former featherweight champion applied...

Tokyo Paralympic champ heads new Boston Marathon division

Oct. 09, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Misato Michishita won the Paralympic marathon in Tokyo this summer, she picked up more than a gold medal. The visually impaired Japanese office worker became a must-get for organizers of Monday’s Boston Marathon, where she will headline one of three...

Indiana attorney doesn't let blindness hold him back

Sep. 25, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — James H. Lockwood says there are plenty of challenges to being the only blind lawyer in St. Joseph County. “It takes me longer to do things, sometimes,” he said. “Most lawyers can just open up their mail and read it at the mailbox, but I...

Pandemic tie to vision issues seen in Chinese kids' study

Sep. 16, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

Research suggests vision problems increased among Chinese schoolchildren during pandemic restrictions and online learning, and eye specialists think the same may have happened in U.S. kids. A report published Thursday in JAMA Ophthalmology is the latest to show the...