Technology designed for people with disabilities is generally called assistive technology. It includes various assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices, as well as the process used in selecting, locating, and using these devices. One of these devices is a cane for the blind and visually impaired is called the BAWA Cane.
Lyft announced it will partner with autonomous vehicle (AV) company Aptiv and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) to provide self-driven rides to blind and low-vision passengers as part of its Las Vegas pilot program.
James Grice, a second-year University of Kent (Britain) Business School BSc (Bachelor of Science) Management student, has launched a new iPhone app designed to help make rail travel more accessible for blind and visually impaired travelers by alerting them when their train is nearing a station stop, ensuring that they don’t miss it.
A team of researchers from Rice University in Houston, Texas is developing technologies that might allow a blind person to see the world through the eyes of a sighted person.
Breakthrough cornea transplants could end the need for reading glasses in future using donated corneas.
An iOS app that uses 3D audio cues to help the blind and vision-impaired navigate the world around them, made its debut last spring in the U.S. and now, the Soundscape app from Microsoft has been launched in Canada as a free download both in English and French.
Today, Not Impossible Labs, the leader in technology for social good, announced the product availability roadmap for the Sonic Localizer – a sound bar array developed to help those with visual impairments navigate built environments such as skate or terrain parks.
A group of researchers at Ajman University have created smart glasses with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) technology that can read, navigate and identify faces to help the visually impaired.
Making entertainment accessible to as many people as possible can be challenging, especially for video games which rely heavily on visuals.
Haptic signing is a process in which a hearing, sighted person conveys information to a deaf and blind individual by touching their back or other parts of their body. It’s effective, but what happens if the deafblind person wants to be more independent? Well, new haptic-feedback clothing could help.