Fed up with the obstacle course of Lisbon’s narrow footways and stairs in doorways, wheelchair user Ricardo Teixeira has taken matters into his own hands, giving people the chance to fight back and instantly report violations via a phone app.
The new feature will be part of iOS 12, the upcoming software update for the iPhone and iPad, and will help emergency services locate a person more quickly when in need. It will be available to users in the U.S. only.
Ring is getting ready to release its full home security system — an alarm, keypad, and array of sensors that monitor a house while you’re asleep or away.
Sonos has announced Beam, a soundbar incorporating a HDMI ARC for the very first time, in addition to Siri voice control and AirPlay 2.
Microsoft’s Adaptive Controller for the Xbox was designed with accessibility in mind. It brings the needs of people with disabilities to the forefront, ensuring that they can use their existing accessibility tools with a gamepad that was designed with them in mind.
The AirPods tips are made of smooth plastic making it difficult to keeps a seal in your ear canals. As a result, you don’t get proper sound isolation and all that bass leaks out. But with the silicone EarBuddyz 2.0 Apple AirPods Covers, your AirPods won’t budge. You’ll have to remove them to charge your AirPods, of course, but that’s a small price to pay to get that amazing sound quality.
A study at the University of Edinburgh published in the journal Nature Communications has found that needing to wear glasses is associated with higher levels of intelligence.
Scientists have 3D printed corneas for the first time in new research, offering hope to millions of people around the world whose eyesight is affected by damage to the delicate tissue. The cornea is a clear sheath that sits over the iris and the pupil, helping to direct light rays onto the retina. If the cornea becomes damaged, the image sent to the brain can become blurry. Currently, patients with damaged corneas can undergo transplants in serious cases, but this necessitates a donor—of which there is a significant shortage.
Apple will soon be adding some new accessibility features for macOS Mojave, iOS 12, tvOS and watchOS 5, which will be available this fall.
During WWDC 2018, Apple’s Senior Director of Global Accessibility Policy & Initiatives, Sarah Herrlinger joined the Accessible Podcast for an interview. Hosted by Steven Aquino and Timothy Buck. The interview with Herrlinger was recorded at Apple’s Podcast studios at WWDC last week. During the interview, Herrlinger talks about Apple’s commitment to accessibility and what it means to the company: