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.
2018 has certainly been the great year we all cracked it up to being, and it took us one step closer to seeing integration between the mainstream and the more niche gaming markets. The XBOX Adaptive controller released this year and I have seen more and more discussions around ways the blind can play conventional video games.
Google is offering kids (and adults) a fun opportunity this year to call the big guy at his home in the North Pole.
Chieko Asakawa, a Japanese doctor and inventor, is developing a new technology that will aid visually impaired individuals. Her passion for advancing technology for the visually impaired started when Asakawa had a swimming pool accident when she was 14 which caused her blindness. She is now working with other companies to improve the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help people live a normal life.
A new app launched by charity, See Around Britain, aims to take away travel uncertainty for disabled people with a solution that offers essential accessibility information and photographs for hundreds of thousands of sites in the UK and Europe. It also includes railway and Eurostar, buses and taxis, stations and airports.
Huawei is using artificial intelligence (AI) to help blind people “see” the faces of people with whom they’re speaking. The Chinese company debuted Facing Emotions, an app for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro that can “translate” seven different universal emotions — anger, fear, disgust, happiness, sadness, surprise, and contempt — into seven corresponding sounds.