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Making retail accessible for the blind

Shopping is, by and large, a visual activity, from getting to the store to finding an item to paying for a purchase. But how is the retail experience affected by a visual impairment? In the first Canadian ...

dateJun 12, 2015 in Economics & Business
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Finger-mounted reading device for the blind

Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory have built a prototype of a finger-mounted device with a built-in camera that converts written text into audio for visually impaired users. The device provides feedback—either ...

dateMar 10, 2015 in Engineering
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Engineer produces free Braille-writer app

Three years ago, Sohan Dharmaraja was a Stanford engineering doctoral candidate in search of his next project when he visited the Stanford Office of Accessible Education, which helps blind and visually challenged ...

dateFeb 11, 2015 in Software
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