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Microsoft Cognitive Services: Introducing the Seeing AI app
Saqib is a core Microsoft developer living in London, who lost the use of his eyes at age 7. He found inspiration in computing and is helping build Seeing AI, a research project that helps people who are visually impaired or blind to better understand who and what is around them.
Facebook begins using artificial intelligence to describe photos to blind users
Ask a member of Facebook’s growth team what feature played the biggest role in getting the company to a billion daily users, and they’ll likely tell you it was photos. The endless stream of pictures, which users have been able to upload since 2005, a year after Facebook’s launch, makes the social network irresistible to a global audience.
How 3D printing technology helps a blind future mother to "see" her unborn child.
3D printing has opened thousands of new opportunities for the blind to experience the world around them, but nowhere have we seen a more powerful example than in the story of expecting mother Tatiana Guerra and the 3D-printed bust that allowed her to see her unborn child.
See Mona Lisa for the first time with your hands.
"The Unseen Art project, which is being run by Helsinki-based designer Marc Dillon, is using 3D printing to give blind people the opportunity to experience classical art that many sighted people might take for granted."
A blind seven-year-old girl in the city of Bristol in the UK may not bring her cane to school for “health and safety reasons.”
"Lily-Grace Hooper suffered a stroke when she was just four days old which left her virtually blind and only able to see light in one eye."
Apple Watch makes Apple Pay even better for accessibility
"We love this kind of problem. This is exactly what Apple does best."
Apple to Present Accessibility Session at ACB's 2015 Convention
As first reported by Blind Bargains, a member of Apple's Accessibility Team will be presenting a session at this year's American Council of the Blind (ACB) Conference and Convention.
Computer vision and mobile technology could help blind people 'see'
Computer scientists are developing new adaptive mobile technology which could enable blind and visually-impaired people to 'see' through their smartphone or tablet.
Uber: Disability Laws Don’t Apply to Us
Is Uber letting its drivers dodge The Americans With Disabilities Act?
Apple promotes Accessibility Awareness Day with curated app section
Apple has curated a new App Store section today highlighting Global Accessibility Awareness Day, which is observed on May 21st each year with the goal of “raising the profile of and introducing the topic of digital (web, software, mobile app/device etc.) accessibility and people with different disabilities to the broadest audience possible.”
Apple Watch bands and accessibility
With the Apple Watch, accessibility is built into more than just the software — it's in the bands as well.
Apple has been chosen by the American Foundation for the Blind as one of the recipients of the 2015 Helen Keller Achievement
Apple is being honored with the Helen Keller Achievement Award for their work in making technology more accessible. Specifically, the American Foundation for the Blind is singling-out Apple's work on VoiceOver, which can let users hear descriptions of what happens on their display.
American Foundation for the Blind honors Apple for VoiceOver technology
The American Foundation for the Blind today announced four honorees for the upcoming Helen Keller Achievement Awards, highlighting Apple’s VoiceOver and Accessibility efforts alongside actor Charlie Cox, musician Ward Marston, and biopharmaceutical company Vanda Pharmaceuticals.
Accessible Apple: A Do it Yourself Guide to Squashing Accessibility Bugs
When I saw the recent announcement that Apple would open its iOS beta program to the general public, I felt that the time had come to recap the various ways Apple accepts feedback on matters of accessibility. The Accessibility Department at Apple has a long track record of using customer feedback to drive improvement.
This Stair-Climbing Wheelchair Could Make The World A Bit More Accessible For Everyone
There’s a wheelchair that can handle the roughest terrain. A contraption that enables kids in wheelchairs to swing on the playground just like any other child.