Visuallyimpaired

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...

By E. Alvarez,   05.08.15
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11.06.14
Microsoft's bone-conducting headset guides the blind with audio cues
11.06.14

Microsoft's bone-conducting headset guides the blind with audio cues

While nothing can replace the companionship of a guide dog, technology can help make treks through...

By M. Moon,   11.06.14
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08.03.14
San Francisco airport beacons help the blind get around using their phones
08.03.14

San Francisco airport beacons help the blind get around using their phones

San Francisco International is about to make life decidedly easier for blind and visually impaired...

By J. Fingas,   08.03.14
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06.05.13
Odin Mobile set to launch as first US mobile carrier for the visually impaired
06.05.13

Odin Mobile set to launch as first US mobile carrier for the visually impaired

Sure, cellphones for those who have issues with sight aren't new, but Odin Mobile is aiming to be...

By A. Santos,   06.05.13
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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...

By B. Heater,   05.01.13
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12.06.12
Amazon bringing Voice Guide and Explore by Touch features to Kindle Fires for vision-impaired users (update)
12.06.12

Amazon bringing Voice Guide and Explore by Touch features to Kindle Fires for vision-impaired users (update)

Amazon's been attuned to the needs of its vision-impaired customers for years, first rolling out t...

By M. Gorman,   12.06.12
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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...

By A. Santos,   10.23.12
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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...

By V. Agreda Jr,   08.20.12
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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...

By M. Smith,   07.16.12
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