Making a hands-free phone call through Google Home can be a convenience once you get used to doing it. However, hands-free calling was limited because you couldn’t communicate with automated systems that ask you to speak or press a number to choose a menu option until now. Android Police reports that this limitation has been overcome.
Two Upstate technology companies have provided grants to fund a unique workshop for students at the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind.
A study led by scientists from King’s College London, University College London, Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School has identified 133 genetic variants that could help predict the risk of developing glaucoma, the world’s leading cause of incurable blindness.
World’s fastest growing assistive technology platform announces global expansion in recognition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day.
Fujitsu is working on an accessory called Ontenna for the hearing impaired. It’s a simple premise, the device vibrates more aggressively the louder a nearby sound is. For example, if you are at the movies and the scene includes an explosion, Ontenna will vibrate at maximum capacity.
Images for an unannounced Xbox controller have leaked online. The controller is designed for people with accessibility needs and was likely going to get a big reveal at next month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.
In Tokyo, Fujitsu has revealed Oton Glass, it is hoping can eliminate—or at least ease—the difficulties of life without full sight. One button reads the text aloud in Japanese and the other in English. The sound is transmitted to an earpiece.
Marie-Claire Bilyk works in peer support for CNIB in London, Ontario. Bilyk says she’s heard from a number of CNIB clients who want the province to update its assistive devices program. When Marie Claire Bilyk drops an earring and can’t find it, she reaches for her smart phone.
A non-profit organization called YGA, located in London and Istanbul is developing a smart cane for the blind called WeWalk.
Since Brandon Foshee lost his sight 15 years ago while in college, little has changed to help the blind find their way in a world built for the sighted, so he’s trying to do something about it.