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WeWALK App Features: As WeWALK we aim to increase the mobility of visually impaired people by providing accessible navigation. We always aim to provide better navigation experience to our users. That is why with new update on WeWALK app we eliminated errors that may come on your way. Try out the new navigation and stay tuned for more updates. Another good news is that you will also be able to read our W-News content from WeWALK app.  

What did our users say about WeWALK?:  

“This app is great! I like apps like this for use in headphones in an Uber. I can make sure I am being taken to the right place.” – Tonya 

“The last thing I want to add is that my blind friends who are addicted to insecurity and take shelter behind their fears and behind their obstacles, we are strong not as we hide, but as long as we fight, do not be afraid to use a cane, we all have the right to live free.” – Aytac Dogan 

Tech and Other News 

KCB TECHNOLOGY AND SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS: KCB is pleased to offer once again our assistive technology matching grants and our $1,000 academic scholarship for 2021.  Any visually impaired resident of Kentucky and any visually impaired KCB member in good standing regardless of place of residence is eligible to apply. Click to learn more.  

800-HP Chevy Corvette to Assist Blind Racer Attempting 210-MPH Record This YearDan Parker, aka The Blind Machinist, has an incredible life story. He was blinded in a horrific drag racing incident back in 2012 and continues to race to this very day. Better yet, he’s taking part in the 2021 Blind Driver Challenge and, later this year, will attempt to nail the Guinness Book World Record for the “Fastest Speed for a Car Driven Blindfolded.” Read more of his story here

Accessible Fonts: “Which fonts are accessible?” We get asked this question regularly. It may surprise you to know that there aren’t specific “accessible” fonts. Different people prefer different fonts, and that includes people with disabilities! That said, legibility is important, especially for people with low vision and people with reading disabilities such as dyslexia. Click to learn more. 

Building connections with LEGO® Braille Bricks: Vision Australia joined forces with LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre recently to introduce kids who are blind or have low vision to LEGO® Braille Bricks for the very first time.As the LEGO® Foundation’s official partner for the distribution of LEGO® Braille Bricks in Australia, Vision Australia welcomed 20 families to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre for a special event to discover the new range of LEGO® bricks, which have been designed to expose children to braille from a young age. Read the whole news here.