EyeSense is building a similar application to SeeingAI by Microsoft, but with much simpler user interaction and more features, incorporating state-of-the-art image recognition algorithms that not only recognises and records different faces but also describes if the person is smiling back to you.
More than 350 blind people could be cut off from a special state fund under legislation being considered by Missouri lawmakers. In testimony to a House budget panel, Rep. David Wood, R-Versailles, said the state should impose new financial limits on the state’s Blind Pension Fund program and remove any recipient who has a driver’s license from receiving the benefit.
Another 1,965 people in eastern Kentucky could lose their federal benefits because of a disgraced attorney who made millions by bribing judges and doctors to OK disability checks for his clients.
An idea for an invention to help people with blindness has lead a group of fifth-grade Sammamish engineers to the FIRST Lego League State Championships.
Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), on behalf of the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science (MRIS) and the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (ADO), is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the next Accessibility Innovation Showcase (AIS) and Accessibility Tech Pitch Competition.
Two employees at a Hong Kong Apple Store were taken to hospital on Friday following a battery-related incident due to inhaling smoke generated by an iPhone battery while repairing a customer’s device.
A Department of Veterans Affairs program aimed at increasing access to eye exams for rural and homeless veterans utilizes a technique that some optometrists consider subpar care.
A Google app teardown has revealed some new features that may arrive to Assistant, including custom hot-words and secondary languages.
Custom hot-words would allow users to create their own version of the existing “OK Google” and “Hey Google” hot-words.
A secondary language could be set up to allow Assistant to respond to queries in two languages.
OrCam Technologies, the developer of wearable assistive technology for blind and visually impaired people, is showcasing its next generation artificial vision device, the OrCam MyEye 2.0, this week at 100% Optical, the UK’s largest optical event.
Besides using their levels of vision to be creative and inspire others, they are also all winners of the first-ever Holman Prize for Blind Ambition, which was awarded in July 2017 by LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco.