Researchers from Stanford University have created a new tactile display that aims to allow the blind and visually impaired to access 3D printing and computer-aided design (CAD). The touch-based display can mimic the geometry of the 3D objects on a computer. The researchers say that while design tools empower users to create and contribute to society, the tools also limit those who can participate.
A Canadian startup has been named a grantee of Microsoft’s AI for Accessibility initiative, a $25 million, five year grant program launched last year to help NGOs, academics, researchers, and inventors accelerate their work for people with disabilities.
The Amazon Echo lights up whenever it’s activated, but if yours isn’t within your line of sight, you can enable an audible tone instead. Here’s how.
Google has added a new feature to Chrome that can identify the objects in an image, and describe them for blind or partially sighted users.
When someone has glaucoma, there’s always a danger that pressure caused by fluid accumulating within the eye will damage the optic nerve, resulting in blindness. The Injectsense implant is designed to help, by constantly monitoring a recipient’s intraocular pressure or IOP, for short.
Developed by Sony, The proprietary surround music format will launch on select streaming services with an initial catalog of 1,000 songs.
As part of World Sight Day, Google Maps is improving walking directions for people with visual impairments. The Google service can now offer more detailed voice guidance and new types of verbal announcements.
Scientists have developed a smartphone app that is capable of detecting the early signs of eye disease by analyzing photos of children.
Hulu has just debuted two new features to make its platform easier to use for people with visual impairments.
Mattel rolled out a braille version of the popular game Uno, allowing people who are blind or partially sighted to play.