The National Gallery of Prague launched Touching Masterpieces, a campaign that lets blind and visually impaired visitors touch iconic sculptures in virtual space.
A student at IUPUI is working to make sure smartphones are accessible to all users. The visually impaired have been able to use smartphones through audible feedback, but reading them hasn’t been as easy.
Apple has requested the Unicode Consortium add emoji to better represent individuals with disabilities.
If you’ve changed the region of your Google Play Store in order to download a game or app unavailable in your home country, you’ll appreciate Google’s latest addition to the Play Store. The new Country and profiles feature quickly allows visitors to what used to be called the Android Market, to check out what apps are available in different countries.
At a Game Developers Conference Presentation this week, EA Sports Accessibility Lead Karen Stevens talked about how she discovered a significant existing base of blind players in EA’s games and how the company is moving to serve it.
There are racing games out there for the blind but Brian A. Smith feels that they are still not up to the mark and he created RAD, an audio-based interface that can be integrated into any racing game according to him.
“The RAD [racing auditory display] is the first system to make it possible for people who are blind to play a ‘real’ 3D racing game with full 3D graphics, realistic vehicle physics, complex racetracks, and a standard PlayStation 4 controller,” says Smith, a Computer Science PhD candidate at Columbia University.
Camassia offers visually impaired users an assistance to find the free path in front to them. In order to achieve this Camassia generates an acoustic representation of the path by analyzing the camera image and informs you continuously where it assumes free space.
NuEyes, maker of smartglass technology for individuals with low vision, and Genesis Rehab Services (GRS), a leading provider of physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapy, announced a partnership to deliver best-in-class training for those clients needing skilled therapy services and clinical support for individuals purchasing NuEyes glasses.
Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the region, has launched major innovation-driven initiatives which enable self-service banking for people with disabilities in the UAE. Led by its flagship advocacy platform #TogetherLimitless, the bank continues to drive the financial inclusion of people with disabilities in the UAE with the aim to make Dubai a disability-friendly city by 2020.
CBT checks out these true wireless headphones with no cords and no tangles — just great audio.
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