The Israel Guide Dog Centre for the Blind, located near Moshav Beit Oved in central Israel, is the country’s only accredited guide dog training school. The centre trains the dogs for service, including for challenges particular to Israel, but struggles with a lack of awareness for the need in the country and a shortage of funding for the expensive facilities and training.
Introducing the FREE accessible reading app for dyslexia, low vision and blindness. Access books, newspapers or copy and paste text. You can download Dolphin EasyReader from the Appstore now.
The HomePod, which will be released in December and cost $349, was unveiled at Apple’s annual developer conference in San Jose, where the company also unveiled new software features and hardware upgrades.
iOS 11 introduces hundreds of changes to the operating system, from a redesigned Control Centre to accessibility features that have been added to the beta that went unmentioned during Apple’s keynote announcement.
Visually impaired and blind people will be test-driving new driverless pods, which have been designed for short low-speed journeys.
Nuance unveils Nina for Amazon Alexa, the first intelligent enterprise virtual assistant that integrates with the popular internet-of-things (IoT) device to enable a new way for consumers to connect with their bank, airline, telco and retail brands, without needing to dial a phone number.
In Canada, Google Home is $179.00 CDN. The shipping time for the Google Home is listed at “2-3 weeks” for customers on the Google Store.
It seems that the number of free apps that can help a visually impaired person with Optical Character Recognition on their smart phone keeps growing and growing. Some of them are specifically designed to help the visually impaired and some are just well coded and can be used by the blind with little or no difficulty.
A study by researchers at Rutgers found that guests who disclose a disability are less likely to be approved for a room and more likely to be rejected.