Activist for people with visual impairments dies

Margaret Pfanstiehl, who worked for many years to help people with visual impairments to read the newspaper and enjoy television and theater, died recently at age 76. Pfanstiehl, who suffered from a retinal disorder that damaged her sight in her 30s, said her goal was to help people with visual impairments "live a 20/20 existence without 20/20 vision." Pfanstiehl also worked to advance audio description technology that helped theater and TV viewers with visual impairments hear descriptions of the action.

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