McDonald’s, the largest food chain in Israel, is the first in the country to become accessible for the visually impaired.
Next time you want to get your eyes tested, you may not have to visit the optician — you could test your eyes yourself at home using a new gadget that was named an Innovation Awards Honoree at CES 2019.
If you have more than one Echo, you can turn two Echos into an in-home intercom system. And even if you don’t have two devices, you can still use this feature with the Alexa app for mobile devices.
CTA Foundation announced the winners of its fourth annual Eureka Park Accessibility Contest at CES 2019. The winners of this contest were selected from a pool of Extreme Tech Challenge entries based on their ability to benefit older adults and people with disabilities. The five winners each receive a booth in Eureka Park at CES 2019 and a $2,500 prize. The CES 2019 Eureka Park Accessibility Contest winners are:
The first annual CES Pitch Competition to highlight technology creating social connection was recently announced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation and AARP. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation – a national foundation with the mission to link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives, invites CES 2019 attendees to participate in selecting the winners by in-person audience vote. The pitch event is sponsored by AARP Innovation Labs which engages with startups to transform markets and change lives.
Smart Guider uses sensor and camera technology developed for autonomous vehicles to power a “self-driving” cane to help blind and visually impaired users navigate to a destination.
A waiver offering video games temporary exemption from the Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 has expired, meaning that games released after the expiration date of December 31, 2018, have a set of new communication-focused rules to keep in mind to stay on the up-and-up with the Federal Communications Commission and dodge potential fines.
Five Omani women have come together to develop an app for the visually impaired. The app Aon will have a map of Oman and list of restaurants offering menus in Arabic.
High school sophomore Dima Faraj and his classmates are practicing using a coding language called Quorum to draw diamonds on a grid. The challenge? Dima and his classmates at the Washington State School for the Blind are visually impaired, making the already difficult task of coding even more complicated.
NuEyes, a pioneer in the field of low-vision technology, and Pico Interactive, maker of innovative VR solutions, announced the launch of an all-in-one virtual reality device that can re-open the wearer’s eyes to a world they believed forever lost due to failing sight.