12 students with visual impairments from all across Arizona, will complete an adapted version of the University of Arizona’s Sky School, a K-12 science education program held at the university’s Mount Lemmon SkyCenter for a weeklong education program designed to engage them in science, technology, engineering and math.
According to a new report from CBC News, the University of Guelph will be installing a new wayfinding system that will help students who are visually impaired or blind.
Microsoft’s HoloLens has an impressive ability to quickly sense its surroundings, but a group of scientists found it’s really good at helping blind people find their way through buildings and offering a better sense of where objects are around them.
Walthew House, a charity for people with vision and hearing difficulties , has launched the trail, which is believed to be the first of its kind in the country to utilize braille. Lasting around two hours, the aim is to solve clues on a circular route of approximately two miles, incorporating plaques, signs, statues, monuments, images, engravings or any other unique features found in the area.
The Australian government’s failure to roll out technology that enables television access for 450,000 blind or visually impaired Australians appears to breach anti-discrimination laws, according to the disability commissioner.
Microsoft has announced that it will be hosting ‘Ability Week,’ a week full of workshops focused on accessibility in technology, from May 29 to June 2. Workshops range from ‘Deaf and Hard of Hearing Day: Minecraft Coding workshop’ to ‘Mobility Day, Build the Robotic Finger workshop.’ The programs will be held at Microsoft stores across Canada, U.S. and Puerto Rico. Users can check out if there are any events happening near them here.
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Tala Aboulnaga, an elementary grade student in Dharan, east of Saudi Arabia, had her first experience with visually impaired individuals when she joined integrated education schools.
Dr. Mark Page has released a book helping parents to help their children do better in school, play and life.
Essential is reportedly canceling the development of a follow-up to the Essential Phone and considering selling itself.