Apple is developing technology that would combine a cylindrical device and possibly smart clothing to provide blind and deaf people tactile or auditory signals to navigate their environments.
Etisalat has announced its new audio bill service designed for the blind and visually impaired. The service which is available free of cost will allow its customers with visual impairments to listen to their bills every month through an automated voice call.
Has this happened to you? A minor fumble, and seconds later your $1000 smartphone crashes to the floor shattering your precious phone. That’s where this inventive “mobile airbag” comes into play.
Benetech announced a major expansion of the ongoing international effort to provide Bookshare, an ebook library for people with reading barriers in India.
A recent collaboration between the AT&T Foundry for Connected Health (located in the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute) and Aira, which makes smart glasses for people who are blind or have low vision, now has a solution to reading the tiny print on prescription bottles.
The fingerprint reader on your iPhone or Android phone always seems to fail enough on the first try. It can be anything from your fingertip not fully covering the sensor, wet hands or possibly the phone didn’t get an accurate read when you first registered your fingerprint.
By registering the same fingerprint more than once, you’re increasing the chances of your phone capturing enough data to unlock the first time. That’s because when you register your fingertip in the phone settings, it isn’t always clear which parts of your print the software has captured. A somewhat helpful animation or audible feedback will urge you to lift your finger to capture more area, but that doesn’t necessarily reflect the data your phone’s actually storing.
In iOS 12, the Live Listen feature comes to AirPods,. It’s a great feature that can really help those who don’t necessarily need a hearing aid but are having trouble hearing others in a difficult situation. Here’s how to get it working.
After Android users gained the ability to control Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant through a dedicated app five months ago, Amazon is bringing identical functionality to iOS, turning an iPhone or iPad into a virtual Echo device.
Researchers have developed an e-reader that enables people with visual impairments to read the same text sighted readers do.
The new feature will be part of iOS 12, the upcoming software update for the iPhone and iPad, and will help emergency services locate a person more quickly when in need. It will be available to users in the U.S. only.