I just came across something that could definitely help you or a person you know if they have trouble tying their shoes. GREEPER laces are made to just be tightened up everytime you use them, instead of going through the whole tying process.
Here is a video that shows how they work:
Here is there website if you are interested in ordering some or finding out more information:
The title of this post sounds quite dangerous, but the first car that can be driven by the blind is in its test phase already. The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, College of Engineering (Virginia Tech) have announced that they have partnered to demonstrate the first street vehicle equipped with technology allowing a blind person to drive independently.
The car will be demonstrated during the pre race activities for the 2011 Rolex 24 At Daytona.
For more information on this car, check out this link:
At Capabilities, we help people who are blind or have low vision issues work on computers, but it has been nearly impossible for those individuals to use hand held devices to check their emails and do other out of office tasks. Could the iPad change this for these people? Check out this article for a little more insight: