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According to the World Health Organization there are about 250 million visually impaired people in the world and about 20% of them use a white cane to get around.

While a white cane can help people avoid obstacles at ground level they are left unprotected from objects from the chest up.

Smartphone technology has made it easier for visually impaired people to navigate streets and sidewalks, especially in unfamiliar areas, but it's tough to use a cane in one hand and smartphone in the other.

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Why my child who is deaf and transgender gives me hope.

There is always more hope when I look for it.

via Lisa Weiss

Hope has been on my mind a lot over the last week as I think about what it must feel like to be my 16-year-old, Mackenzie. Despite everything that has happened to her over the last few years at school, she has practiced forgiveness and patience and held out hope that people will do what they promise and what is right.

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Billie Eilish opened up to Ellen DeGeneres about living with Tourette syndrome.

She was forced to discuss her diagnosis when videos of her tics began surfacing on social media.

To say Billie Eilish has exploded onto the music scene would be an understatement. She recently broke the record for female artists by charting 13 songs in the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously.

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Last week, Jeremy Dufresne, a homeless man who lives on the streets of Syracuse, New York, had a rude awakening when a worker at his local Dunkin’ Donuts dropped a bucket of water on his head.

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Angela Peters, 36, has cerebral palsy which causes her hands to shake. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t want them to look beautiful.

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Last week, Amber Smith from Warwickshire, England, revealed something about herself that many of her Facebook friends didn’t know: She suffers from crippling panic attacks. Smith shared her story by posting two completely different pictures of herself and the powerful imagery has been shared over 7,500 times.

“Top Picture: What I showcase to the world via social media. Dressed up, make up done, filters galore. The ‘normal’ side to me.”

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