Fujitsu is working on an accessory called Ontenna for the hearing impaired. It’s a simple premise, the device vibrates more aggressively the louder a nearby sound is. For example, if you are at the movies and the scene includes an explosion, Ontenna will vibrate at maximum capacity.
Images for an unannounced Xbox controller have leaked online. The controller is designed for people with accessibility needs and was likely going to get a big reveal at next month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.
In Tokyo, Fujitsu has revealed Oton Glass, it is hoping can eliminate—or at least ease—the difficulties of life without full sight. One button reads the text aloud in Japanese and the other in English. The sound is transmitted to an earpiece.
Marie-Claire Bilyk works in peer support for CNIB in London, Ontario. Bilyk says she’s heard from a number of CNIB clients who want the province to update its assistive devices program. When Marie Claire Bilyk drops an earring and can’t find it, she reaches for her smart phone.
A non-profit organization called YGA, located in London and Istanbul is developing a smart cane for the blind called WeWalk.
Since Brandon Foshee lost his sight 15 years ago while in college, little has changed to help the blind find their way in a world built for the sighted, so he’s trying to do something about it.
Tap Systems has built a wearable keyboard controller that is accessible using VoiceOver and lets you tap messages on your devices without a physical keyboard. You just put the Tap device on your hand and air type your messages.
In this session, Google covers ways to make Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality more accessible to more users.
At this year’s Google I/O developer conference, the Android accessibility services team announced new changes coming to Android P in order to make the operating system easier to use for everyone. In preparation for Google’s release of Android P, the team added new features that allow users to accomplish more tasks easier than ever.
A $10 million gift to USC by a retired ophthalmologist and his wife will boost funding for advanced research into debilitating neurosensory diseases such as blindness, the university announced May 9.