In 2016, researchers from the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences launched a clinical trial to test the PRECEYES Surgical System, a robot designed to perform surgery on the retina, the surface at the back of the eye.
Researchers have developed an e-reader that enables people with visual impairments to read the same text sighted readers do.
The Tactile Universe has been developed by the University of Portsmouth’s Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation to engage the blind and visually impaired community with astrophysics research.
SimpleContacts have developed an app that allows contact wearers to test Their Eyes on their phone. The results are then interpreted by a team of ophthalmologists and the contacts are shipped immediately after.
When the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired opened in 1856, there were only three students. In order to pay the bills, students were expected to make brooms and other goods to sell. Nowadays, students are able to focus on academics, life skills and enrichment opportunities, such as learning to play classical guitar. A new app is helping people learn through Braille.
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.