The Holy Graille: China designs tool for the blind to “see” pictures

Xinhua China Focus: The Holy Graille: China designs tool for the blind to “see” pictures by Xinhua writers Guo Ying, Sun Qi BEIJING, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) — While the blind and visually impaired are able to learn and understand texts through Braille, there are very limited tools to help them understand visual information. Chinese researchers… Continue Reading The Holy Graille: China designs tool for the blind to “see” pictures

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Alibaba creates device to allow blind people to shop online

Retail Gazette 25th January 2019 Alibaba creates device to allow blind people to shop online By Ben Stevens // Alibaba’s Smart Touch is a silicon strip produced for less than a dollar // Uses sensory-enabled braille buttons to help the visually impaired to navigate ecommcerce sites // Smart Touch is due to be rolled out in… Continue Reading Alibaba creates device to allow blind people to shop online

China continues steady development of braille materials

Xinhua 4th January 2019 China continues steady development of braille materials China has sped up efforts concerning braille and continued braille standardization, said an official with the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF) on Friday. At an event commemorating the first World Braille Day, which falls on Jan. 4, Cheng Kai, vice president of the CDPF,… Continue Reading China continues steady development of braille materials

School for the blind offers beacon of hope for disabled in rural China

South China Morning Post 9th December 2018 School for the blind offers beacon of hope for disabled in rural China At 6am, a short drive from the steel-producing city of Xingtai, deep in the rural flatlands of northern China’s Hebei province, acrid pollution hangs heavy in the air and the monotonous landscape is desaturated of… Continue Reading School for the blind offers beacon of hope for disabled in rural China

China standardizes sign languages, braille

Xinhua 21st May 2018 China standardizes sign languages, braille BEIJING, May 21 (Xinhua) — China has released official standards for sign languages and braille that will go into effect on July 1, the China Disabled Persons’ Federation announced Monday. The standards were piloted for one and a half years before being approved by the federation,… Continue Reading China standardizes sign languages, braille

China to improve digital reading resources for visually impaired

Xinhua 13th September 2017 China to improve digital reading resources for visually impaired Editor: An China’s central authorities, including the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Culture, on Wednesday jointly launched a campaign to increase digital reading resources for the blind and visually impaired. The launch ceremony, held at the National Library of China, was… Continue Reading China to improve digital reading resources for visually impaired