Navigating a busy airport or bus terminal can be a challenging proposition for anyone who is blind or visually impaired. Enter ASSIST, an app for indoor navigation in development by a City College of New York-led consortium. The ASSIST app is part of the SAT-Hub project, which has received a boost from a $750,000 three-year grant from the Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program at the National Science Foundation.
Google has announced that Maps now provides accessibility information for more than 40 million listings.
That’s according to a settlement agreement between Hulu and advocacy groups, who sued Los Angeles-based Hulu. Advocacy groups had sued Hulu last year in an effort to force the subscription streaming service to provide an audio track that helps people who are blind or visually impaired enjoy TV shows and movies.
Audio Descriptions narrate information about actions, characters, scene changes, on-screen text, and other visual content.
Here’s how you can view your saved passwords in iCloud Keychain using Siri running iOS 12 on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
A blind gamer is able to pick up eliminations in Call of Duty using only the sounds of the game. TJ recently announced his first elimination in Black Ops 4 multiplayer in a post on reddit.
Critical Alerts override the Do Not Disturb feature if you have it enabled on your iPhone or iPad, and will even arrive with an audio alert when your device is muted.
Amazon recently announced a few new features, including one that would allow Alexa to whisper instead of speak at full volume. Called “whisper mode,” the feature finally began to roll out to Echo users in the United States on Friday.
For the past two years, Toronto-based Novalte has been working to produce a centralized system that can allow people with disabilities and elderly people to perform simple tasks such as opening and closing their front door and controlling their TV, using a simple computer connected to their wheelchairs.