A group of Bay Area teens was mingling with Silicon Valley’s top dogs, sharing a new device and app that help the visually impaired.
Researchers in the United States and Britain are sharing a 1 million-euro prize from a Portuguese scientific foundation for developing revolutionary gene therapy that has restored the sight of children.
1000 blind and visually impaired people in India will be given specially designed smart phones as part of the rehabilitation project Kazhcha.
Microsoft has enabled Alexa and Cortana support for the Xbox One, opening up the console to voice commands from hundreds of millions of smart devices.
RightHear announced the U.S. launch of its orientation and navigation system for the blind and visually impaired, which provides real-time voice cues through a smartphone to navigate public buildings using Bluetooth beacon sensors located in the buildings.
The University of Arkansas is committed to making services accessible to every member of the campus community and maximizing the success of students with diverse abilities by providing campus wide access to new software applications such as Read&Write, EquatIO, NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) and Fusion. These powerful tools are now available to all students, faculty and staff at no individual charge.
Researchers have used 3D printing technologies to create light receptors on a hemispherical surface which could pave the way for future bionic eyes.
Google has launched a new feature for its lightweight Go search app: text-to-speech reading for websites.
Chicago The Musical is offering a way for the visually impaired to ‘view’ the performance, and the world of audio describing is making that possible.
Riya Karumanchi, 15, has secured around $56,000 in funding for a smart cane, including an investment from Microsoft.