The Sonos One smart speaker has been updated with support for Amazon Alexa in Canada. Voice control with Amazon Alexa is now available on Sonos One in Canada (English only.)
Assistive tech can sometimes help us cope with adverse effects of various levels of sight loss. The Dreamlight is an eye mask trying to make a difference. This one comes with an optical heart rate monitor, IR sensors, accelerometers, gyroscopes and four speakers that are fitted into the side strap.
The province of Ontario has teamed up with the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work to publish an educational book series for children that casts spotlight on acceptance and individuality.
Be My Eyes just announced the newest feature in the Be My Eyes app: Specialized Help – a better way to connect with businesses and organizations when you need assistance with their products or services.
What would you do if you suddenly lost your ability to read, and the text you’re reading now became an incomprehensible jumble of letters?
It may seem hard to believe, but in today’s technological world there are currently no off-the-shelf landline phones available with voice-activated dialing capability. This makes it difficult for some blind people to call from a regular phone.
In a 225-192 vote, the House voted to pass a bill that would make it more difficult to sue for discriminating against the disabled. H.R. 620, or the ADA Education and Reform Act was supported overwhelmingly by Republicans and 12 Democrats.
AMI) announced the launch of two accessible applications created especially for people living with sight loss.
For more than a hundred years, blind and visually impaired people in Maryland have been participating in employment and training opportunities at Blind Industries and Services of Maryland.
A team at Ohio State University, along with the city of Columbus and private companies, is using smart, connected tech to help the blind and visually impaired navigate.