Audio Technology Helps Blind People Follow Australian Open Tennis

To hear more audio news from publications like The New York Times, Download Audm for iPhone or Android. Quick, resounding explosions ring in Michael Marshall’s ears as he listens to a tennis match at the Australian Open, followed by high and low clicks. Three hits from the left indicate that the ball lands close to …

Blind Abroad: Vaccinated But Tests Positive on Travel to Europe

April DeMuth and her partner Warren Watson had just finished what they described as the perfect vacation in Greece when they took a coronavirus test at Athens airport. They had spent their days sipping coffee on their hotel balcony overlooking the Venetian windmills in Mykonos; driving on red sand beaches in Santorini; watching the Parthenon …

White House Dispute Reveals Facebook’s Misinformation Blind Spot

“The suggestion that we don’t put resources to fight COVID misinformation and support the distribution of the vaccine is not supported by the facts,” said Facebook spokesperson Dani Lever. “Without a standard definition for vaccine misinformation and with both false and factual content (often shared by mainstream media outlets) potentially discouraging vaccine acceptance, we focus …