Programmer Sagar Sodah, 26, recently created a chatbot for women to anonymously report incidents of sexual harassment. “I want to use technology to create a social impact,” says the visually impaired Mumbai resident, who launched the bot in February.
BackMap, which came out of TechCrunch Disrupt NY’s 2017 hackathon, is a backpack that vibrates to let you know when to turn right and when to turn left.
Today may be a pretty historic day when it concerns innovation and partnerships. Window-eyes might not be a household name among screen readers, but it’s discontinuation means that many especially within the international blind community may be impacted. For anyone who has used the offer whereby a free copy of Window-eyes could be used with Office licenses, you will now be running an unsupported screen reader, and we know how quickly Microsoft has been changing their framework with newer, more modern Windows 10 releases. I am for one doubtful that Window-eyes users will ever experience the new audio ducking behavior changes which will be coming in releases such as NVDA 2017.2. Alas, updates will come no more.
at CES 2017 Samsung announced a pair of Chromebooks, the Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro. The Chromebook Plus is powered by a custom ARM-based OP1 processor, while the Chromebook Pro is equipped with an Intel Core M3 6Y30 chip. The Plus was released back in February, but the Pro was delayed.
South Korea’s biggest search engine Naver launches Clova, the personal assistant to rival Alexa.
On the heels of the success of the Amazon digital personal assistant Alexa we have seen an explosion in the personal assistant realm with Google, Microsoft, Apple and recently with Samsung introducing Bixby. So which one of these assistants is smarter?
The alarming report from the Library of Parliament shows that federal and provincial taxes combined with various benefit clawbacks make many working disabled taxpayers worse off for working longer hours, getting raises or in some cases even working in the first place.
It’s an issue that disability advocates have long known about, but this marks the first time it’s been formally tabulated by the government.
Quite often our technology keeps us chained to a chair or living room sofa with the need to devour more content from the internet. But, whether you are visually impaired or not, physical activity is very important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If you thought that technology couldn’t help motivate the blind to be more physically active, think again.
Join Jessica, Joel, and Hugo for another exciting VIP! This week, our team explore everything from fashionista Alexa, to Google’s latest venture which might just allow you to use that smart phone with greasy hands. Here’s a taste of what’s coming in this exciting episode!
With the launch of the Echo Show, Amazon has announced a new calling and messaging feature that will let you make and receive calls, as well as send messages between Echo devices and the Amazon Alexa app for iOS and Android.