A new initiative in Australia and New Zealand has launched to better support developers with disabilities in the local games industry.
Researchers have developed a new voice assistant that allows people with visual impairments to get web content as quickly and as effortlessly as possible from smart speakers and similar devices.
Fitz Frames is launching out of beta to offer affordable, custom-made glasses for families, and in particular, for children.
The Speak app takes advantage of state-of-the-art artificial intelligence technology. It will read any text captured by the camera. It can be used to read anything from street signs to newspapers. The app has been specifically designed to detect text in “bad photos,” for instance when the text is rotated or far away. In addition it knows to detect relevant text only, for example when photographing a page in a book, text captured on the adjacent page will be ignored.
accessiBe has recently launched a pioneering web accessibility tool powered by artificial intelligence (AI). The solution simplifies the way companies and site owners can make their content accessible to users with disabilities by using AI to automatically apply accessibility standards to their websites.
Barkly Square shopping centre in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick is becoming more accessible for blind and visually impaired shoppers.
Retina Risk allows those who have diabetes to assess their own risk of diabetic eye disease.
Google, in its next phone, wants to introduce the next big thing: a way to control our screens without touching the screen.
The white cane is still one of the most common tools that blind and visually impaired people use to stay mobile. But think instead how valuable an electronic device would be if it could communicate on the surrounding environment to its user.
Lyft announced it will partner with autonomous vehicle (AV) company Aptiv and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) to provide self-driven rides to blind and low-vision passengers as part of its Las Vegas pilot program.