Affordable blinds. Faux taffeta drapes. Skylights with shades.
- low-cost: that you have the financial means for; "low-cost housing"
- Inexpensive; reasonably priced
- something that can be afforded
- (affordability) The extent to which something is affordable, as measured by its cost relative to the amount that the purchaser is able to pay
- A window blind is a type of window covering which is made with slats of fabric, wood, plastic or metal that adjust by rotating from an open position to a closed position by allowing slats to overlap. A roller blind does not have slats but comprises a single piece of material.
- Deprive (someone) of understanding, judgment, or perception
- The blinds are forced bets posted by players to the left of the dealer button in flop-style poker games. The number of blinds is usually two, but can be one or three.
- Cause (someone) to be unable to see, permanently or temporarily
- Confuse or overawe someone with something difficult to understand
Project 365 #15: 150110 Blinded By The Light
I'm running late tonight, so it's another 'photograph a near object' moment. In this case it's a Christmas present. This little black box is an HDMI to analogue VGA convertor, but that's not the point. The point is the dazzling light from the feckin' huge LED on it.
Interestingly, a quick web search shows that this is a serious and increasingly recognised problem.
Blue LEDs were very hard to make, and so they were expensive. This meant that if somebody wanted to make their stuff look expensive and exclusive they put blue LEDs on them.
Now they've got affordable and they've filtered through to the Chinese market so they're absolutely everywhere. And they're always too bright.
The reasons are partly physiological. We're not good at focusing on blue light, so we get big halo effects that make the lights seem bigger than they are. There's also a recognised phenomenon called 'blue light hazard' which is to do with the increased sensitivity to blue that we have, and that our eyes don't shut it out when they should and this can cause lasting damage. There are safety guidelines and regulations about it, but these are for dealing with really bright sources. Some people feel that LEDs are now reaching a brightness where they are starting to enter this territory. Ooh.
What I do know is that Laura has a DVD recorder that gets covered with a piece of card at night so that she can actually sleep. And I know where she's coming from.
So there we go, blue LEDs have their amazing uses (giant video screens anyone?) but not on domestic appliances!
In Bangladesh, an estimated 790,000 people are blind, and a further 392,000 have low vision. This situation is being addressed by the Bangladeshi government with support from, among others, VISION 2020 members Sightsavers and ORBIS International.
The Bangladesh Low Vision Programme was implemented with the support of Sightsavers International in 2002, in response to the Bangladeshi governments National Plan for Prevention of Blindness, which identified the need to develop services for persons with low vision as a priority.
Around 550,000 people in Bangladesh are blind from cataract, with 110,000 new cataract blind added to this number every year. ORBIS launched a project in 2006 with the aim of eliminating cataract blindness in the Manikganj district by 2009. To address the huge number of cases, ORBIS introduced several different mechanisms to make eye care available and affordable to the poor, rural communities, including a major awareness campaign, voucher distribution, the creation of a referral network, and the training and mobilisation of 444 government primary health care workers and 762 elected community representatives.
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