Developed by students, Padam Chopra, Keshav Maheshwari and Aryaman Agrawal, from Amity International, New Delhi, the ‘Practikality’ app aims to empower people with disabilities.
Researchers of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Hospital Universitari Politècnic La Fe have developed a new application, currently in beta, to assist people around the city of Valencia (Spain), especially those who have temporary or permanent reduced mobility by warning users of any urban barrier.
Apple has acknowledged a flaw in its FaceTime software that allowed for brief eavesdropping, even if the recipient did not pick up.
In some cases the target iPhone could send video without the receiver’s knowledge.
The company said it had developed a fix and an update would be rolled out this week.
Domino’s Pizza has been told its website and app must be made fully accessible to blind people, after losing a legal case in the US.
Scape Technologies, a London-based computer vision startup, announced that it has raised $8 million in seed funding and is launching the first iteration of its “Visual Positioning Service,” which lets developers build apps that require location accuracy far beyond the capabilities of GPS alone.
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.