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Make Your Own Portable Scan and Read Station | Paths to Literacy

Make Your Own Portable Scan and Read Station | Paths to Literacy | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
Therese Wilkomm shares a video demonstration of a simple assistive technology device she has created, which enables people with visual impairments to scan & read documents using a portable stand & app
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Visually Impaired Woman Designs a Buggy That Has Technology Used in Self-Driving Cars

Visually Impaired Woman Designs a Buggy That Has Technology Used in Self-Driving Cars | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
Ramona Williams, 34, from Fulham, London, has had her design turned into a physical buggy by students at Imperial College, London. Williams has a series of eye conditions including congenital toxoplasmosis, which has impaired her vision since birth. She says she wouldn’t feel comfortable using a buggy as she would have to hold her cane …
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Watch the emotional moment MND campaigner gets his own voice back thanks to new technology

Watch the emotional moment MND campaigner gets his own voice back thanks to new technology | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
The co-founder of the Ice Bucket Challenge has been given his voice back using voice recreation technology.
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Accessibility: How to get visual flash alerts for calls on iPhone

Accessibility: How to get visual flash alerts for calls on iPhone | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
Depending on your environment, it can be easy to miss calls on an iPhone. However, there are some useful accessibility features built in to iOS that make it easy to stay on top of things. Follow al…
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Creating technology for a range of disabilities 'helps everyone'

Creating technology for a range of disabilities 'helps everyone' | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
Hector Minto, a Microsoft accessibility expert, said the best way to ensure technology could be used by every person is to design it that way from the start.
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Microsoft AI Gives Deaf RIT Students Auto-Captioning Boost in Lecture Presentations

The Rochester Institute of Technology is one of nine colleges to pilot the use of an artificial intelligence-powered speech and language technology that Microsoft has produced. Microsoft's Translator for Education provides the intelligence behind Presentation Translator, a Microsoft "garage project" that breaks down the language barrier by letting users offer continually updated subtitled presentations from PowerPoint. As the presenter speaks in one of 10 supported languages, the add-in generates subtitles directly under the presentation in any of 60 different text languages.
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This VR exhibit enables the blind to 'see' art with haptic gloves

This VR exhibit enables the blind to 'see' art with haptic gloves | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
NeuroDigital Technologies has created a VR exhibit currently going on at the National Gallery of Prague. NeuroDigital has created a VR experience, not with a headset, but utilizing haptic gloves that they created in a successful Kickstarter in 2015.
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Blind since birth, writing code at Amazon since 2013

Blind since birth, writing code at Amazon since 2013 | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
Michael Forzano said he has a good “mental map of the structure of the code,” which allows him to help colleagues and provide unique feedback to his team.
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Students Create 3D Printed Robot Prosthetic Limb for Amputees

Students Create 3D Printed Robot Prosthetic Limb for Amputees | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
University of Manchester students have designed and built a 3D printed, low-cost robotic prosthetic hand that could provide a much cheaper alternative for amputees
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ATIA Assistive Technology

ATIA Assistive Technology | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
AMI attends the 2018 ATIA conference featuring a vast collection of new and life-changing assistive technology products, like an affordable braille device and headgear for individuals who are blind or partially sighted. 
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SXSW: Microsoft project helps ALS community make music using eyes

SXSW: Microsoft project helps ALS community make music using eyes | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
Microsoft's Enable Team showcased the Hands-Free Music project during South by Southwest's Interactive Festival. The project features three technologies that allow people with disabilities to compose music using eye movements.
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Visual Communication Bracelet

Visual Communication Bracelet | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
 
Portable, wearable communication aid that delivers visual support.
Perfect addition to any special needs toolkit!
Can help those with:


Autism


Sperger's Syndrom


Developmental Delay


Speech Delay



VISUAL COMMUNICATION BRACELET
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5 things Pinterest is doing to become more accessible for blind people

5 things Pinterest is doing to become more accessible for blind people | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
Pinterest announced a handful of updates across the company's app and website to make it more accessible to people who are blind or have low vision.
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Entries are open for the Tech4Good Accessibility Award 2018 | AbilityNet

Entries are open for the Tech4Good Accessibility Award 2018 | AbilityNet | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
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New EyeMine software lets the physically impaired play Minecraft with their eyes

New EyeMine software lets the physically impaired play Minecraft with their eyes | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
SpecialEffect, which is known for customized gaming setups for those with physical disabilities, recently released EyeMine, which lets anyone with a Windows computer play Minecraft with eye-tracking hardware.
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Airbnb takes a big step towards inclusiveness with accessibility filters for disabled people : Newz Hook - Changing Attitudes towards Disability

Airbnb takes a big step towards inclusiveness with accessibility filters for disabled people : Newz Hook - Changing Attitudes towards Disability | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
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How Dutch stations help blind travellers

How Dutch stations help blind travellers | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
Subtle details help to stop visually impaired people from getting lost while travelling.
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New program helping the blind, visually-impaired apply for jobs - 10News.com KGTV-TV San Diego

New program helping the blind, visually-impaired apply for jobs - 10News.com KGTV-TV San Diego | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
A local company wants to fill the gap of high unemployment among the blind and visually-impaired by offering their assistive technology free of charge to job-seekers. 
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Computer system transcribes words users “speak silently”

Computer system transcribes words users “speak silently” | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
MIT researchers have developed a computer interface that can transcribe words that the user concentrates on verbalizing but does not actually speak aloud.
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Meet the Smartchairs

Meet the Smartchairs | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
Autonomous vehicle technology. Self-compensating drive control. Predictive maintenance apps. A virtual seating coach. All of these things are happening now in smartchair wheelchair technology — and they’re transforming our mobility, health and independence in this lifetime.
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Canetroller for visually impaired is designed for exploring virtual worlds

Canetroller for visually impaired is designed for exploring virtual worlds | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
Oh the wonder of it all. Virtual reality is opening us up to experiences that set our imaginations and curiosity on fire to explore the unknown, the untried, in full motion.
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IDEAL Group Launches Free, Game-Changing, Communications App for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

HILLIARD, Ohio, March 27, 2018 – IDEAL Group today announced the release of a speech to real time text (RTT) communications application designed to help more than 45 million Americans … Continue Reading →
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Why & How Innovation for the Visually Impaired is Big in Boston

Why & How Innovation for the Visually Impaired is Big in Boston | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
The impressive amount of technological innovation that benefits the blind community in Boston boils down to a positive ecosystem made by three factors: founders with strong technical skills, the desire of young startup founders to have a social impact, and an impressive local network that serves as user tester base.
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This Smart Paint Talks To Canes To Help People Who Are Blind Navigate

This Smart Paint Talks To Canes To Help People Who Are Blind Navigate | Technology for Good | Scoop.it
The Ohio State School for the Blind is pioneering new technology that causes canes to vibrate when it touches lines of traffic paint.
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