Research has shown that people who are born blind or become blind early in life often have a more nuanced sense of hearing, especially when it comes to musical abilities and tracking moving objects in space.
Assistive Tech for Good Program aims to help Canadians with disabilities use smartphones and wireless devices enabling them to live more independent, connected lives
Blind and visually impaired children are learning to scuba dive thanks to a special program in Berks County.
Textbook publisher Macmillan Learning is the first publisher to gain an ebook accessibility certification from Benetech.
Rajarajeshwari Kodhandapani has a dream, to screen one million people for diabetic retinopathy (DR) so they can get timely treatment and not risk going blind. She is one of the four co-founders of Artelus, along with tech veterans Vish Durga, Lalit Pant, and Pradeep Walia, who is also a serial entrepreneur. As a former business analyst, she never thought she would become an entrepreneur (though she did want to become a politician at one time). Now, she is part of Artelus, a company that builds advanced screening tools to allow doctors and hospitals to diagnose a greater number of patients in the same time for a variety of diseases.
McAlester-area homes are eligible to receive new smoke alarms and have them installed for free through a program recently revived by the McAlester Fire Department. Through a partnership with Oklahoma ABLE Tech, Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation, and Fire Protection Publications, three different styles of smoke alarms are available based on the capacity and needs of each home.
Scientists from the University of Surrey and the Indiana University School of Medicine think they could have the answer to treating several causes of blindness, according to a ground-breaking new study.
Players can explore a medieval village, embark on a lengthy quest, and clash in a sword duel with an enemy in a new computer game, all without ever having to glance at the screen.
An idea from six years ago has finally come to fruition — the first braille activity books featuring popular Disney characters are in the hands of children across North America.