By Ile, April 24, 2017
Discovery and recollection.
Discovery and recollection are two necessary elements for travel for our friends who are blind. This presents a difficult task in a city the size of Boston, with its nearly 8,000 bus stops.
It is necessary for all to move from point A to point B, whether home to work, work to play or home to “the necessaries” such as groceries, doctors’ offices, visiting friends or journeys to study. Public transit is a wonderful and beneficial asset. The physical movement of vehicles, coupled with information to support choices for travel, is an important service to the community at large. Still, for a person who is blind, partially-sighted or deafblind the “last few feet” can be a great void.
BlindSquare and BlindWays, Connecting the Dots for Travelers in Boston, Then and Now. full article
Tampa, Florida (September 17, 2014):
The National Association of Guide dog Users Inc., a division of the National Federation of the Blind and the nation’s leading service animal advocacy organization, announced today that it has release the NAGDU Guide & Service Dog Advocacy & Information app. This new IOS app provides comprehensive information about the rights and responsibilities of service animal users under state and federal law.
“Every law in the United States concerning service animals can now be in your pocket,” says Marion Gwizdala, NAGDU’s president and a guide dog user himself. “There is no other single source for this type of information.”
Guide Dog Users Group launches Innovative Mobile App full article
Sep 22, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO: Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son’s school report and labels on bottles in the fridge. In seconds, he was listening to audio of the printed words the camera captured, courtesy of a new app on his Apple Inc iPhone.
I couldn’t believe how accurate it was,” said Mosen, an assistive technology consultant from New Zealand.
The new app that allows people who are blind to listen to an audio read back of printed text is receiving rave reviews after its first day of availability and is being heralded as a life-changer by many people.
New Smartphone App Gives Sight to People With Vision Disabilities full article
SAS, Space Telescope Science Institute Inspire Passion for Science in Students CARY, NC–(Marketwired – September 04, 2014)
A free, multitouch iBooks Textbook for iPad® is now available to inspire students of all abilities to pursue futures in science. Reach for the Stars: Touch, Look, Listen, Learn (opens in new window/tab) incorporates new, assistive technologies so children with visual disabilities, too, can experience striking deep-space images like never before.
Free for download from Apple’s iBookstore(SM), Reach for the Stars (opens in new window/tab) was created for iPad by analytics provider SAS and the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI).
New iBooks® Textbook Helps Visually Impaired Visit the Stars Through Touch, Sound full article
By Madeline Ken
NEW YORK, Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The app, called StopInfo, is integrated into a popular existing app called OneBusAway that gives real time information on the location of city buses.
StopInfo adds details that help blind riders find the bus stop.
“When a user wants detailed information about a transit stop, he or she touches a button and the system displays details, such as where the stop is in relation to street intersections, whether there is a bench and trash can, what the shape of the sign pole is . . . This information can be read out loud for blind users of the phone, using VoiceOver mode,” explained Alan Borning in email to Reuters Health.
For blind bus riders, a new app boosts independence full article
By Alena Roberts
Many theaters around the country are starting to offer the visually impaired the option of listening to the descriptive audio track while they’re watching a film. Sadly though, this technology is not available everywhere, and sometimes it doesn’t work. The team at Solo-DX wants to make the experience better by having the blind film-goer use a smart phone app to listen to the descriptive audio track instead.
Experience Descriptive Audio at the Theater with a New iOS App MovieReading full article
For a Czech translation visit http://www.bildelarexpert.se/blogg/2016/07/20/telefonni-aplikace-mohla-zabranit-tisice-slepotou/
The simple tool allows patients to scan their own retinas and email the images to doctors to remotely diagnose cataracts
news.sky.com, Thursday, August 15, 2013
A new smartphone app, developed in the UK could revolutionise the way partially sighted people are treated in developing countries.
The app will treat patients in the most remote locations
By Thomas Moore, Health and Science Correspondent
A new app that turns a smartphone into a mobile eye clinic could prevent hundreds of thousands of people going blind.
The Portable Eye Examination Kit (PEEK) has been developed by doctors in
London and Glasgow to help diagnose serious eye conditions in the developing
Phone App Could Prevent Thousands Going Blind full article
By Adnan Farooqui on 07/24/2013
Sprint announced today that its Wireless CapTel service, powered by Raketu, is now available for iOS devices.
Sprint Brings Caption Calling To iOS Devices full article
AutisMate LITE gives users a taste of AutisMate, a uniquely comprehensive, customizable, easy-to-use communication and life skills learning app for adults and children with autism.
(PRWEB) July 03, 2013
SpecialNeedsWare, LLC, a software development firm devoted to helping people with learning and development limitations, has launched AutisMate LITE, a demo version of AutisMate, the company’s application for adults and children with autism.
AutisMate LITE is meant to give users a taste of AutisMate, an app that extends beyond the capabilities of augmentative and assistive communication (AAC) and learning apps through its comprehensive, customizable, and easy to use Smart Scenes™ technology. AutisMate’s
Demo Version of AutisMate, SpecialNeedWare’s iPad App for People With Autism, Hits the Market full article