Product and Technology
A FEATURE of the city’s bus service app, which was launched Wednesday, enables visually impaired riders to use their phone’s voice command function to acquire the latest public bus service information.
After visually impaired riders enter Setup Interface and select auxiliary mode on the app, “鹏城公交” (péng chéng gōng jiāo), will switch to a simplified edition that announces detailed bus route information and real-time bus service information broadcasts, according to Shenzhen Municipal Public Transport Bureau, the developer of the app, at a news conference Wednesday.
The startup technology is being incubated by students at UAEU's Science and Innovation Park.
What started as an idea to help a visually-impaired schoolmate, developed into a smart technology that will allow visually-impaired people to read. Students at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) in Al Ain have developed a pocket-sized smart reading device called Braille Eye. The startup technology is being incubated at UAEU's Science and Innovation Park.
Blind and visually-impaired people in the country can now read any printed Nepali characters using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software, which was launched on Monday.
The software, developed by two IT experts from the Kathmandu University (KU) for the Nepal Netra Joyti Sangh in financial support of the Australian government, was launched by Australian Ambassador to Nepal, Peter Budd, amid a function.
This is an Android based app for navigating indoor spaces. This is currently a research project at Microsoft and interested people can try out this app and provide their feedback to Microsoft. This navigation approach does not use beacons, so it is not limited by physical infrastructure deployment.
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New York, July 13
Tech giant Microsoft has released an iPhone app, including in India, that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help the blind and visually impaired see world around them like never before.
The free ‘Seeing AI’ app can read out short snippets of text, describe people, identify products and currency denominations, and take a stab at identifying the objects in a person’s surroundings.
India is home to over 100 million persons with disabilities as well as 100 million elderly people. Despite of knowing these facts and figures, there’s little that’s being done to cater to the special needs of these sections of the population. Moreover, in this digital age, multiple applications and information portals help us plan seamless experiences when it comes to travelling and exploring, adding to our social life. However, what about the social life of persons with disabilities and the elderly?
Indian scientists have developed a smartphone app that helps colour blind and visually impaired students detect color changes in a routine lab experiment, thereby ensuring their active participation and independence.
The app, Titration ColorCam, is a step forward in the ongoing effort to develop assisstive mobile technology to aid blind students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), said Subhajit Bandyopadhyay and Balraj B. Rathod of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata.
All programs and software have some of those features which get mentioned too rarely for what they are worth. Screen layout, audio and speech feedback for mode changes, customization of all NVDA sound schemes, the unbound Document Formatting settings shortcuts and the wide-ranging speech synthesizer support of the NVDA screen reader, the software package that enables my computer access, are my top 5 picks for NVDA tips and tricks.