Blind Surfer, Derek Rabelo Conquers Big Surf and Much More

Image, Derek Rabelo stands with his surfboard.

We met on a sunny Saturday morning. He traveled all the way from Brazil to this beach. The California sun was already hot and all sorts of ‘beach-goers’ were either working their tan or catching the waves on…

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Best Travel Hacks for Blind and Low Vision Travelers

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Traveling can be exciting and wonderful experience whether we are going abroad or someplace local. Visiting new destinations broadens our perspectives. However, the adventure of traveling can also have its difficulties even for the most seasoned traveler, and…

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Sunu Voice Services Expands New Capabilities for Sunu Band

Photo of a man standing with his phone and Sunu Band listening to audios prompts from Sunu Voice

Sunu Band’s advanced haptic feedback enables blind and visually travelers to receive useful information in a subtle way. With precise vibration feedback, users can sense obstacles up to 16 feet away, know the time of day, receive an…

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Enhancing Navigation with Sunu’s Haptic Compass

image showing the Sunu band and two blind hikers

Knowing compass direction is an important part of being an independent blind traveler.  We’ve all experienced the frustration of receiving directions that basically tell you “the place is on the right side of the street”. For visually impaired…

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Essential Tips for Low Vision Runners

There is absolutely no reason that lack of sight should stop you from being active. Blind and low vision people can enjoy a variety of exercise and recreational sports. All that is needed are a few changes to how…

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7 Tips for Blind Hikers Hitting the Trail

We’re all able to connect with the world around us in our own way. Enjoying nature, the great outdoors, is something that we should all do, regardless of our physical abilities. Hiking can be equally enjoyed by sighted…

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Big Potential at First Sight

It was hot morning in the fall of 2012 as six school children made their way through the winding city sidewalks of Guadalajara, Mexico. The kids were not out ‘skipping school’ or on a school field trip. Instead,…

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