A smartphone application to assist visually impaired people to read document files on mobile phones was recently launched. Innovation Garage Limited, a local tech-based company, developed the application with assistance from VIEW Foundation, a non-government organization, and jointly arranged the launching programme at Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka.
Last month, Samsung Electronics Brazil announced the launch of Samsung Audio Acordes (Chords), a free application that teaches people with visual impairments to play the guitar in a practical and intuitive way.
Audible’s latest update brings the app to your Apple Watch, so you can listen to your audiobooks and podcasts without an iPhone. The new feature takes advantage of watchOS 5, which just rolled out this week to allow third-party apps like Audible to play background audio from the watch. Just make sure you sync the book from your iPhone before heading out, as the Apple Watch doesn’t support streaming from third-party apps yet.
Tune your ears to the Zombies or you will die. Save the Fairies and they will give you light. But don’t ever stop.
Launched on Sept. 19, the Indiana State Museum has a new app that will help provide access to the museum for people who are blind or visually impaired.
The behavioral therapy in the game trains players to move their eyes more efficiently by finding the correct colorful shape in a range of competing colors and shapes shown at different positions on the screen, led by an animated avatar and punctuated with encouraging words to motivate the player, according to Eyelander.
Amazon is coming out with more Alexa-powered devices, with plans to release at least 8 new voice-controlled hardware devices before the end of the year.
Marvel’s Spider-Man follows in the footsteps of Uncharted 4, and Horizon: Zero Dawn as a PlayStation exclusive with great accessibility options. The Insomniac-developed game features extensive in-game options to help make Spider-Man PS4 more accessible for all gamers.
Two award-winning Brisbane engineering students, one of whom is blind, are building what they claim is a world-first stargazing app to cater to the blindness community.