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How 'Acoustic Touch' Technology Offers Vision Through Sound

How 'Acoustic Touch' Technology Offers Vision Through Sound | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
In an era where technological marvels emerge at a breathtaking pace, a remarkable breakthrough has surfaced from the labs of Australian researchers—'acoustic touch.' This pioneering technology promises to redefine the landscape of assistive devices for the visually impaired. Developed by an industrious team from the University of Technology Sydney, the University of Sydney, and the […]
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Seeing AI Advances

Seeing AI Advances | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Seeing AI, the intelligent camera app for iPhone from Microsoft now reads handwriting, color, currency, and light.
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Computer scientists program robotic seeing-eye dog to guide the visually impaired

Computer scientists program robotic seeing-eye dog to guide the visually impaired | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Engineers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have programmed a robot guide dog to assist the visually impaired. The robot responds to tugs o
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New Video Highlights Accessibility and Inclusion at   

New Video Highlights Accessibility and Inclusion at    | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
NASA’s Mission Support Directorate released a video in October 2023 featuring four NASA employees who share their perspectives on accessibility and inclusion.
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Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to “Be My Eyes”

Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to “Be My Eyes” | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
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American Council of the Blind (ACB) Wins Nationwide Disability Rights Class Action Against Quest Diagnostics for Use of Inaccessible Touch Screen Kiosks

American Council of the Blind (ACB) Wins Nationwide Disability Rights Class Action Against Quest Diagnostics for Use of Inaccessible Touch Screen Kiosks | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire/ -- Following a week-long bench trial in Los Angeles, a federal court in California found Quest Diagnostics in violation of the American
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Try a New Approach to Reading Restaurant Menus

Try a New Approach to Reading Restaurant Menus | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Reading restaurant menus with low vision is an achievable task, if you’re willing to make a few adjustments.
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Introducing Braille Brain!

Introducing Braille Brain! | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
We are excited to announce the release of Braille Brain! This is a free website-based, self-paced curriculum to hel
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High and Low-Tech Solutions for Limited Mobility

High and Low-Tech Solutions for Limited Mobility | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
There are many high-tech and low-tech assistive technology devices and services for people with mobility impairments or physical limitations.
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30 Examples Of Assistive Technology In The Classroom -

30 Examples Of Assistive Technology In The Classroom - | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Examples of assistive technology for the classroom include sip and puff systems, enlarged keys keyboard, and signaling devices.
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NVDA 2023.3rc2 available for testing

NVDA 2023.3rc2 available for testing | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
The second Release Candidate (RC2) of NVDA 2023.3 is now available for download and testing. We encourage all users to download this RC and provide feedback. Unless any critical bugs are found, thi…
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OwnFone is a Cell Phone with Braille Keys for the Blind

OwnFone is a Cell Phone with Braille Keys for the Blind | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Discover the OwnFone, a mobile phone designed for the blind with Braille keys. Stay connected and communicate effortlessly with this innovative phone.
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What's New in ZoomText 2024 Magnifier/Reader Software

What's New in ZoomText 2024 Magnifier/Reader Software | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
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CharliPedia - Bridging the Accessibility Gap: The Ingenuity of AI and Human Collaboration

I didn’t have time to rewrite my notes there and then, so I pasted them into ChatGPT and prompted it to “rewrite these instructions for a blind user using VoiceOver on an iPhone.”
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AI suitcase tested outdoors to guide visually impaired people | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis

AI suitcase tested outdoors to guide visually impaired people | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
An artificial intelligence-powered suitcase being developed to guide visually impaired people is slowly moving toward taking over the roles of white canes and guide dogs, researchers said.
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The iPhone 15 Pro brings tangible accessibility benefits –

The iPhone 15 Pro brings tangible accessibility benefits – | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
What makes an iPhone accessible? Mostly, it’s the software: the operating system and apps that follow guidelines Apple has set for that purpose. If new hardware plays a role, it’s often…
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Can Screen Readers Read Text on Images?

Can Screen Readers Read Text on Images? | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
A screen reader can read or access an image only through the image’s alternative text (alt text). If an image contains text, a screen reader can only read the text if it's mentioned in the alt text too.
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American Council of the Blind (ACB) Wins Nationwide Disability Rights Class Action Against Quest Diagnostics for Use of Inaccessible Touch Screen Kiosks

American Council of the Blind (ACB) Wins Nationwide Disability Rights Class Action Against Quest Diagnostics for Use of Inaccessible Touch Screen Kiosks | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire/ -- Following a week-long bench trial in Los Angeles, a federal court in California found Quest Diagnostics in violation of the American
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How This App Is Helping The Visually Impaired Navigate Around Airports

How This App Is Helping The Visually Impaired Navigate Around Airports | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
GoodMaps is a free-to-the-end-user accessibility app.
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Be My AI Hits One Million Sessions Only Two Weeks After Open Beta Release

Be My AI Hits One Million Sessions Only Two Weeks After Open Beta Release | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Two weeks after its official release, our community has already experimented with Be My AI 1,000,000 times and feedback has been phenomenal
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Watching TV While Blind

Watching TV While Blind | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Consumer Reports shares TV accessibility settings and tech advances for people with visual impairments.
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Doctors say assistive technologies could aid dementia patients

Doctors say assistive technologies could aid dementia patients | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Solutions such as AI, smart glasses and augmented reality could help lift the quality of life for patients, according to a new survey.
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Apple Watch's new Double Tap is a reimagining of an accessibility feature

Apple Watch's new Double Tap is a reimagining of an accessibility feature | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Apple's latest product announcement included a new Apple Watch Double Tap feature, which some say is a rebranding and expansion of Apple's long-used accessibility settings.
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Activator Braille Display - Assistive Technology at Easter Seals Crossroads

Activator Braille Display - Assistive Technology at Easter Seals Crossroads | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Help Tech is a world leader in the design and manufacture of Braille devices. The company offers quite a variety of different Braille displays, keyboards, and more. One of their available devices is the Activator Braille Display. According to the device’s description: “The Activator extends the proven features of Help Tech’s Braille displays - such
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What's New in Fusion 2024 Magnification and Screen Reading Software

What's New in Fusion 2024 Magnification and Screen Reading Software | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
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