As blind and visually impaired people, we’ve all lost something in the house at one point or another.
A group of University of Alberta students has created a video game where players use their brainwaves as the controller, opening it up to players who aren’t able to use traditional gaming systems.
A new initiative in Australia and New Zealand has launched to better support developers with disabilities in the local games industry.
All Lego sets come with visual instructions that indicate where builders should place each piece. But guidance wasn’t accessible for the blind, until now.
Nearly one in 30 Americans over the age of 40 experience low vision — significant visual impairment that can’t be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery.
This past decade has been one of significant technological advancement, across several different industries. We’ve seen the rise of the modern smartphone (and tablets alongside it), a new generation of gaming consoles, medical AI innovations, and increasingly efficient and powerful computer hardware. Now, we’re seeing another major leap forward in the optical lens industry, thanks to a breakthrough discovered by a team of Harvard SEAS researchers.
Researchers have developed a new voice assistant that allows people with visual impairments to get web content as quickly and as effortlessly as possible from smart speakers and similar devices.
This New York mother was determined to ensure her visually impaired son would have a great life. Gracie Benedith-Cane’s son, Wani, was two months old when she noticed something different about her baby in their Brooklyn home.
Fitz Frames is launching out of beta to offer affordable, custom-made glasses for families, and in particular, for children.
The Speak app takes advantage of state-of-the-art artificial intelligence technology. It will read any text captured by the camera. It can be used to read anything from street signs to newspapers. The app has been specifically designed to detect text in “bad photos,” for instance when the text is rotated or far away. In addition it knows to detect relevant text only, for example when photographing a page in a book, text captured on the adjacent page will be ignored.