Wegmans Food Markets is the first grocery chain in the U.S. to partner with Aira, a mobile app that offers next generation shopping assistance to customers who are blind or have low vision.
Two teens from Montreal have developed VisAbility, a cane and cap that helps visually impaired people have a better sense of their surroundings and detect approaching objects.
The eye research charity Fight for Sight has launched an awareness-raising app that gives information on eye health while they run in a “virtual 10-kilometre race”.
In recent years, we’ve heard of at least two different implants designed to measure the intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients’ eyes, potentially preventing blindness. Yet another such implant, this one known as Eyemate, recently became commercially available in Europe.
Key2Access is Advancing pedestrian mobility with cutting edge wireless technology that allows users to request crossing without having to find and reach the button on the pole.
Piero Benvenuti, general secretary of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has said that visually impaired people may be able to listen to the data emitted by stars and transformed into voices. Astronomers currently seek to raise the interest of visually impaired people in astrology.
In a collaboration with the Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB) and arts NGO Plus Community (+Community), Huawei launched a three-month “Sensory Photography” series of classes for a group of visually impaired individuals and MAB students, where they were encouraged to use photography as a medium to express themselves as well as envision their surroundings.
As arousing as it may sound, a new study has found that Viagra, the erectile dysfunction drug, could possibly cure blindness.
A new study supported by the EU-funded weDRAW project has shown that the deficit disappears if congenitally blind individuals are presented with coherent temporal and spatial cues.
Apple is facing a new lawsuit claiming the companies website is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by not being fully accessible to blind or visually impaired consumers.