Despite having lost his sight completely six years ago, Dr Amit Patel has just set the ninth-fastest time around the Top Gear test track with a passenger on board.
The Vancouver Art Gallery has launched described tours for blind and partially sighted visitors, making it the first B.C. museum to offer such services on a regular basis.
For the first time, a cause behind pigmentary glaucoma—one of the leading causes of blindness in adults—has been revealed by a global team of researchers from the University of Alberta, Harvard University and Flinders University in Australia.
UI computer science professor Kyle Rector is developing a phone application to help visually impaired people walk around a track with help from an AI for accessibility grant from Microsoft.
The JR East Train Info app from the East Japan Railway Company is trying to give passengers a better experience.
Crawford Technologies, provider of innovative document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, will be exhibiting and speaking at ATIA 2019, the annual conference of the Assistive Technologies Industries Association, being held January 30 to February 2 at the Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
Microsoft has been working on a physical programming language for children who are blind or visually impaired. Dubbed Code Jumper, it allows children to learn coding by connecting physical blocks together. Each block is around the size of a softball, and brightly colored. There are different sizes for different commands, and children can connect them together to build a program.
It seems that being born blind protects people from developing schizophrenia. Now, a large scale study has just added more evidence to confirm this is indeed the case.
The critically acclaimed text adventure Thaumistry: In Charm’s Way is now fully accessible for blind and visually impaired gamers.
Developed by students, Padam Chopra, Keshav Maheshwari and Aryaman Agrawal, from Amity International, New Delhi, the ‘Practikality’ app aims to empower people with disabilities.