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Wednesday Roundup For September 25, 2013

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Thanks for joining us again for another edition of the Wednesday Roundup brought to you by Fedora Outlier,, LLC. This week we are bringing you news from the world of technology ingenuity, scientific research, and more stories of individuals who have triumphed over blindness. Grab that favorite beverage (today it’s iced tea for me ), get comfy and explore the wonderful world of the web with us.

Once again, I am amazed by the advancements and research of technology to aid the blind in living a normal life. With this technology, a person would be able to purchase a ticket at the ticket booth and actually be able to locate their seat assignment. This research being done at Auburn University in Alabama will enable the blind to navigate areas in buildings, stadiums, theaters, and any other building they chose to enter and interact with their surroundings. Could this eventually help blind individuals navigate a hospital, doctors office building or other professional place that they previously needed an assistant to maneuver? This definitely excites me, because I like to travel independently.
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1476013

This piece of technology that Yahoo developed for a school in Japan,takes it to another level. Blind students can do a search and the technology prints out a 3D copy of it. Hmm….this could be an issue with a mischievous student, don’t you think?
http://gizmodo.com/the-worlds-first-star-trek-replicator-was-designed-for-1349846662

Extreme dieting can cause loss of vision……that’s a great reason to avoid doing that. Our society has put too much emphasis on being a perfect size and weight. Do you believe that dieting all the time can be good for you? I would like to be a perfect size 2, 4, or 6, but it isn’t going to happen. Isn’t it just common sense to eat healthy and combine with exercise, one can attain a healthy weight for themselves. I wonder how many people will pay attention to this study. Hmmmm…just thinking about this subject makes me hungry.
http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/10687054.Extreme_dieting_can_cause_blindness/

Are you a wrestling fan? If so, then this story is right up your alley. A wrestler, 95% blind, making it to the top? This man is on his way. He travels independently, and wrestles sighted opponents. Wow…can you imagine the beatings he took before he improved his skills? I wouldn’t even want to be there. This is just one more example of what a blind person can do if they put their mind to it.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/western-leader/9180538/Sight-not

My last story this week is about a blind individual, Michael Hingson and his Guide Dog Roselle, who led him out of the towers on 9 11. This is a riveting story and is so amazing that he was able to get out with his life and all due to his faithful Guide Dog. “Thunder Dog” is the story of his harrowing ordeal. If you haven’t read his story, you won’t be disappointed….it’s an awesome read.
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/09/06/blind-man-his-guide-dog-and-lessons-learned-on-11/

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