Navigating a busy airport or bus terminal can be a challenging proposition for anyone who is blind or visually impaired. Enter ASSIST, an app for indoor navigation in development by a City College of New York-led consortium. The ASSIST app is part of the SAT-Hub project, which has received a boost from a $750,000 three-year grant from the Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program at the National Science Foundation.
Google has announced that Maps now provides accessibility information for more than 40 million listings.
Imagine that the only thing you see is complete darkness. This camera wants to make it accessible for people who are blind and visually impaired to know what is in the pictures
That’s according to a settlement agreement between Hulu and advocacy groups, who sued Los Angeles-based Hulu. Advocacy groups had sued Hulu last year in an effort to force the subscription streaming service to provide an audio track that helps people who are blind or visually impaired enjoy TV shows and movies.
A German AI company is developing a machine learning system to help blind and visually impaired people find their way safely around towns and cities.
Audio Descriptions narrate information about actions, characters, scene changes, on-screen text, and other visual content.
North is releasing its new smart glasses. The glasses smart capabilities are an extension to a pair of prescription glasses that you can actually use to see. The projection technology is integrated in a subtle, minimalistic way to avoid making the wearer stand out.
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and The Free Library of Philadelphia are now offering the “BARD” program, which stands for “Braille and audio reading download.”
Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Aurore Brard has created tableware featuring colored accents, designed to help visually impaired people enjoy eating and drinking at the table with confidence.