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.
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.
The Personal Vision Tracker is a fast and affordable way to conduct an eye “exam” at home. Depending on where you go, an eye exam can cost as much as $100. With the PVT, you can test and track your vision for a fraction of the cost and do it at your convenience.
Peapod, the Chicago-based ecommerce grocer’s mobile app and website now comply with regulations under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), adopted into law in 1990 to ensure equal opportunities for all people with disabilities, in an effort to better serve customers with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Justice confirmed on May 11 that the retailer has fulfilled its commitment to making its consumer interfaces accessible to all consumers.
For assistance with the process, Peapod enlisted My Blind Spot, a company that helps organizations integrate inclusive digital design into their culture, processes and technical infrastructures.
Essential is reportedly canceling the development of a follow-up to the Essential Phone and considering selling itself.
Amazon has been improving Alexa’s diary-managing skills for a while now, adding support for Outlook and iCloud in 2017. This made it easy to ask Alexa to put a meeting in your calendar on a set time and day. Just say: “Alexa, schedule a meeting for 2pm tomorrow afternoon.”
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.
World’s fastest growing assistive technology platform announces global expansion in recognition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day.
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.
In this session, Google covers ways to make Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality more accessible to more users.