Sydney Launches Largest Tactile Network in the World

Probono Australia 4th July 2016 Sydney Launches Largest Tactile Network in the World The world’s largest network of tactile and braille street signs has been launched in Sydney to help visually impaired pedestrians navigate the streets. More that 2,100 braille and raised-letter signs have been installed at pedestrian crossings across the City of Sydney area… Continue Reading Sydney Launches Largest Tactile Network in the World

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New Guidance System with 3D Sound for the Visually Impaired

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid 19th July 2016 New Guidance System With 3D Sounds for People with Vision Disabilities People with vision disabilities will be able to use a new system of sensorial guidance that uses 3D sounds. The system was developed by Geko NAVSAT, a company that receives assistance from the Business Incubator at… Continue Reading New Guidance System with 3D Sound for the Visually Impaired

The Woman Who Restores ‘Vision’

New Indian Express 15th July 2016 The Woman Who Restores ‘Vision’ As we enter the Tamil Nadu Association of the Blind (TNAFB), Tondiarpet, we hear a cheerful banter in the open high-raised veranda. Kanchana, Shanmugam, Lakshmi and Priya were busy stitching and chopping vegetables. Sounds like a home science class, right? Actually, it’s a group… Continue Reading The Woman Who Restores ‘Vision’

Hong Kong government releases handy map app for visually impaired

Coconuts, Hong Kong 16th March 2016 Hong Kong government releases handy map app for visually impaired The Hong Kong government has released a handy application that speaks out loud to users, telling them where they are and what’s around them – a feature particularly useful to the visually impaired. The application gives information on your… Continue Reading Hong Kong government releases handy map app for visually impaired

Toyota develops wearable device for blind people

BBC News Toyota develops wearable device for blind people 8 March 2016 From the section Technology   Toyota is developing a wearable device to help give blind and visually impaired people greater mobility, the manufacturer has said. The gadget is worn on the shoulders and uses cameras to recognise surroundings, such as signs, then directs… Continue Reading Toyota develops wearable device for blind people

Stolen Guide Dog Highlights China’s Poor Disability Access Record

Care2 25th February 2016 Stolen Guide Dog Highlights China’s Poor Disability Access Record By: Julie M. Rodriguez In parts of China, it’s unfortunately not uncommon for pet dogs to be stolen and resold as meat — although these thefts don’t usually make international headlines. But when a blind man’s seeing eye dog was snatched off… Continue Reading Stolen Guide Dog Highlights China’s Poor Disability Access Record

Students make iF prize list with ‘Blind Guider’

CNA 6th June 2015 Students make iF prize list with ‘Blind Guider’ TAIPEI, Taiwan — An orientation system designed by four Taiwanese students to help the visually impaired keep track of their direction while on the move was selected as one of the eight best concepts submitted for an iF Student Design Award in 2015.… Continue Reading Students make iF prize list with ‘Blind Guider’

Swipe: Phone Apps Open Doors For Blind People

Sky News 18th December 2015 Swipe: Phone Apps Open Doors For Blind People Technology for the visually impaired was once expensive – but now, smartphones are making such essential tools more accessible. By Sean Dilley, Sky News Reporter Assistive technology for the blind and severely sight impaired is nothing new. From 1950s-looking Perkins Braille writing… Continue Reading Swipe: Phone Apps Open Doors For Blind People

The white cane that shows the way

Times Live, South Africa 16th October 2015 The white cane that shows the way by Shelley Seid Taxis rubbernecked and pedestrians gawked when 250 visually impaired and blind people marched with their white canes along Mangosuthu Highway in Umlazi, Durban, yesterday. Since 1964, October 15 has been internationally recognised as White Cane Safety Day. The… Continue Reading The white cane that shows the way