At the "Dinner in the Dark" restaurant that's just opened in Nairobi, a blind waiter leads guests to their table. The photo was taken during a training session — that's why the lights are on. Courtesy of is Eatout.co.ke hide caption

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Blind Waiters Give Diners A Taste Of 'Dinner In The Dark' In Kenya
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The next generation of Australian dollar notes will include tactile features to help people with visual impairments differentiate between them, says the Reserve Bank of Australia. Last year, the agency met with a boy who started a petition asking for the change. Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Blind Woman Gains New Freedom, Click By Click By Click
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Isabella Beukes, of Santa Rosa, Calif., has been legally blind for more than 40 years. An experimental treatment derived from embryonic stem cells seems to have enabled her now to see not just color but also some shapes. Tim Hussin for NPR hide caption

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Embryonic Stem Cells Restore Vision In Preliminary Human Test
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The Blind Woman Who Sees Rain, But Not Her Daughter's Smile
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Seeing Less Helps The Brain Hear More
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Vending machines at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, Ark., were stocked with more healthful snacks in 2006. Danny Johnston/AP hide caption

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Why Healthful Vending Machines Might Hurt The Blind
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Age-related macular degeneration accounts for more than half of all cases of blindness in the United States. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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How much oxygen should severely premature infants receive? A study that sought to answer the question has been criticized for not fully informing parents about the risks to their children. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Sue Freeman, 78, checks her email at her home in Laguna Beach, Calif., on Saturday. She says her eyesight improved markedly since she received an experimental stem-cell procedure last July. Melissa Forsyth for NPR hide caption

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First Hints That Stem Cells Can Help Patients Get Better
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