Visually impaired

05.08.15
Students design a facial recognition cane for blind people
05.08.15

Students design a facial recognition cane for blind people

Facial recognition technology has many use cases, but none nearly as significant as this next one...

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03.06.15
Bluetooth beacons are helping the blind navigate London's Tube
03.06.15

Bluetooth beacons are helping the blind navigate London's Tube

London's Underground network can feel like a maze for even the most seasoned traveller, especially...

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07.12.14
Dog Days of Summer: Zandra, hard at iWork
07.12.14

Dog Days of Summer: Zandra, hard at iWork

It's summertime, which means that weekend TUAW readers get a respite from Caturday and get to see...

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05.19.14
'World's first' braille mobile phone goes on sale in the UK
05.19.14

'World's first' braille mobile phone goes on sale in the UK

Touchscreens may have kicked-off a mobile computing revolution, but they didn't do much for the vi...

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05.01.13
Kindle iOS app gets a slew of new features for the blind and visually impaired
05.01.13

Kindle iOS app gets a slew of new features for the blind and visually impaired

The latest upgrade to the iPhone and iPad version of Amazon's Kindle reading app brings a bunch of...

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10.23.12
Qualcomm develops eyes-free smartphone for the blind and visually impaired, calls it Ray
10.23.12

Qualcomm develops eyes-free smartphone for the blind and visually impaired, calls it Ray

Smartphones have made juggling multiple single-purpose gadgets a thing of the past for many, but t...

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08.20.12
Fleksy is an alternate text input tool for the visually impaired
08.20.12

Fleksy is an alternate text input tool for the visually impaired

Fleksy is an interesting take on alternate text input for the iPhone. Designed for those whose ey...

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07.16.12
Georgie app offers up Android features and voice-guided menus for the blind: we go hands-on (video)
07.16.12

Georgie app offers up Android features and voice-guided menus for the blind: we go hands-on (video)

Phone options for the blind previously been pricey hardware based solutions -- or feature-light (p...

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06.05.12
Blindsquare uses Foursquare data to guide the visually impaired
06.05.12

Blindsquare uses Foursquare data to guide the visually impaired

Blindsquare is giving guidance systems for the visually disabled a new twist with user-generated F...

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