From a knife with a safety guard to a chopping board with a side tray, the utensils Kevin Chiam has developed could be helpful to the blind and visually impaired, if he can resolve one problem.
Researchers have developed a fundamentally new approach to a see-through display for augmented reality, or smart glasses that has potential for people with visual impairments.
New Accessible in-home displays (AIHDs) for smart meters for energy customers who are blind and visually impaired are expected to be available next year.
Florida student Omar Shareef, at St. Edward’s School in Vero Beach, has come up with a way for the blind and visually impaired to “hear” what they would otherwise see.
Thanks to a visualization specialist at the University of South Florida in Tampa and his 3-D plastic-printing machine, a unique tactile map may soon be as available as any paper map or smartphone app is for the sighted. The three-dimensional map will allow users to trace the raised features with their fingertips and “see” every doorway and hallway.
Apple’s new operating system, iOS 12, introduces a new measurement app that also includes a level.
Google just introduced a new Android app to better enable people with limited mobility to use their phones. The app offers people a hands-free way to control their apps with voice commands.
Tile has announced the launch of new Tile Mate and Tile Pro Bluetooth trackers that feature longer range, louder volumes, and most important, replaceable batteries. Additionally, the company has announced Tile Premium, an offering that includes free battery replacements, smart alerts, 30-day location history, and more.
The company announced in a press release that the app currently provides accessibility, orientation and navigation support to the blind and visually impaired in more than 600 public venues throughout Israel. The system is also available in the U.S.
Solve mysteries and puzzles, explore environments and talk to characters. A short adventure game in classic point-and-click style with a small twist:
The game can be played by VoiceOver users with sound only! Best played with headphones.