When it comes to art forms that are more visual than others, people who have low vision or are visually impaired are oftentimes left out or are inconvenienced because of their disability. But with the help of technology and also artists who are committed to be more inclusive, we are seeing improvements and advancements. Samsung previously launched the Relúmĭno visual aid application that can be used with the Gear VR to help people with visual impairments, and now they can use it to watch a dance performance.
Following three days of live-broadcast peer review sessions, experts concluded that a pair of federal studies show “clear evidence” that cell phone radiation caused heart cancer in male rats.
FIFA 18 has been out since September 2017, but a few weeks back, as part of a patch, EA added an impressive suit of new accessibility options. These aren’t minor tweaks, either; these are deep dives into the way FIFA 18 controls, from in-game to menus, to give those with disabilities options.
A study Published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General found that blind research participants did not conceive of the past as being behind them and the future in front, as most sighted participants did.
IrisVision has developed a low-cost visual aid system for people with low vision. The system currently harnesses the power of a Samsung Galaxy smartphone mounted in a Samsung Gear VR headset.
The National Gallery of Prague launched Touching Masterpieces, a campaign that lets blind and visually impaired visitors touch iconic sculptures in virtual space.
A student at IUPUI is working to make sure smartphones are accessible to all users. The visually impaired have been able to use smartphones through audible feedback, but reading them hasn’t been as easy.
Apple has requested the Unicode Consortium add emoji to better represent individuals with disabilities.
If you’ve changed the region of your Google Play Store in order to download a game or app unavailable in your home country, you’ll appreciate Google’s latest addition to the Play Store. The new Country and profiles feature quickly allows visitors to what used to be called the Android Market, to check out what apps are available in different countries.
Several Twitter users have reported finding months or years of call history data in their downloadable Facebook data file. A number of Facebook users have been spooked by the recent Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal, prompting them to download all the data that Facebook stores on their account. The results have been alarming for some.