Going blind in America: Numbers continue to rise

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The number of people going blind in America continues to rise because of diseases like diabetes.

Nearly every day, rain or shine, someone who is visually impaired is learning to negotiate Louisville streets.

More of that kind of training could be taking place. Kentucky’s Office of the Blind has been losing out on millions of dollars in federal funds, but not because it wants to.

Getting around is essential in helping those with vision impairments regain some of their independence, though mobility training can take months.

Those who become blind later in life usually have the most problems adjusting.

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