Professor at the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta, Martin Ferguson-Pell, and his team have developed Click N’ Push – an app that shows just how difficult it can be to get around the city in a wheelchair.
Pinterest is finally making accessibility a priority to people who are blind or have low vision. On Wednesday, it announced steps to ensure that the blind and visually impaired are not left out.
Engineers in the US have developed a glowing contact lens technology that they claim could help prevent blindness in millions of people with diabetes.
The app will provide access to art for deaf and hard-of-hearing, and other people with disabilities. It provides content in various forms, including video in American Sign Language, transcripts and audio and visual descriptions.
A first of its kind in Pune, the carefully designed garden allows visually impaired students from the Technical Training Institute of Poona Blind Men’s Association (PBMA) in Ramtekdi, Hadapsar an opportunity to ‘feel’ and understand their surroundings.
Tennis player Marc Chiang, who is partially blind, only knows he has kept the ball in play when he hears its distinctive rattle coming back towards him.
Eyes-Free Fitness is the first app designed to help people who are blind and visually impaired reach their health and fitness goals.
Austin Seraphin, a 41-year-old accessibility consultant who’s been blind since birth due to a condition called retinopathy of prematurity, is combining Western medicine with herbal remedies to cope with the excruciating pain that his calcifying corneas are causing him.
An Ottawa-based company is working to improve the effectiveness of vision-restoring technology with its Diamond Eye implant.