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New Braille Reading Device To Assist Elderly, Is Under Development

Japanese scientists are working on a new Braille reading device intended to help the elderly overcome their problems in reading Braille.
New Braille Reading Device To Assist Elderly, Is Under Development

Will A Future Pair of Shoes Your Wearing Be Able To See?

This article describes a novel approach to mobility.
Will A Future Pair of Shoes Your Wearing Be Able To See?

New Computerized Tracking System To Help Blind Handle New Terrain

While this new prototype uses some existing technology the way in which it interacts is an entirely new approach.
New Computerized Tracking System To Help Blind Handle New Terrain

Wearable Computer Helps Blind People Navigate

A new approach which merges GPS and sensors hopes to improve navigation for the Bllind.
Wearable Computer Helps Blind People Navigate

New Approach Being Tested By Blind GPS Users

A completely new approach to using GPS to assist the Blind is in the early testing stage.
New Approach Being Tested By Blind GPS Users

Touch Sensitive Paper To Speak Its Contents To The Blind and Visually Impaired

A new product under development will enable the visually impaired to determine the contents of a package.
Touch Sensitive Paper To Speak Its Contents To The Blind and Visually Impaired

Tool Lets Blind See With Talking GPS

When development is finished this software should make the cell phone GPS function accessible.
Tool Lets Blind See With Talking GPS

Will You Be Getting Electricity Out Of Thin Air?

This remarkable new development allows a battery to be recharged without any physical connection to a charger.
Will You Be Getting Electricity Out Of Thin Air?

New Braille Cell Phone Under Development

This new Braille cell phone should soon be reaching the market.
New Braille Cell Phone Under Development

In The Future Will Our Washing Machines Talk To Us?

An engineering team at Michigan State is working on getting them to do exactly that.
In The Future Will Our Washing Machines Talk To Us?

Audio Menus For IPODS May Be In The Future

Audio menus for IPODS as well as other audio devices are currently under development.
Audio Menus For IPODS May Be In The Future

Is The Battery, As We Know It, About To Be Replaced?

This company may be on the verge of a major breakthrough in battery technology, or maybe not.
Is The Battery, As We Know It, About To Be Replaced?

Design Student Creates Innovative Guiding Cane For Blind

This article describes a new concept in canes for the Blind.
Design Student Creates Innovative Guiding Cane For Blind

TV Remote And Hands Free Phone Combo To Aid Vision Impaired

This new product, currently in development, is designed specially for the vision impaired.
TV Remote And Hands Free Phone Combo To Aid Vision Impaired

The Future Is Bright For LEDs

The L E D is getting set to move into the home lighting field as well as water purification.
The Future Is Bright For LEDs

Personalized Radio Reading Service Under Development

When completed this new receiver will allow a person to designate what types of stories they'd like to have stored for later listening.
Personalized Radio Reading Service Under Development

New Approach To GPS For The Blind Being Developed

This new device which won a recent Intel sponsered contest uses a new approach to guiding the Blind.
New Approach To GPS For The Blind Being Developed

New High Efficiency Bulb May Soon See The Light

A new type of bulb offers hope of being even more efficient than those currently on the market.
New High Efficiency Bulb May Soon See The Light

NPR Launches Effort To Make Radio Fully Accessible

National Public Radio and others are launching an effort to develop digital radios designed to improve access for the physically impaired.
NPR Launches Effort To Make Radio Fully Accessible


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raywj Help for disabled people using a smart phone 1 Feb 9 2012, 10:34 PM EST by peace133
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“iPhone was already pretty good at helping out if you’re blind or deaf. But until iOS 5 came along, it was tough rocks if you had motor-control problems.”

This link to the New York Times about Assistive Touch on the iPhone 4S looks interesting:
http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/10/apples-assistivetouch-helps-the-disabled-use-a-smartphone/





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