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Justice Dept. settles Kindle-on-campus cases

(AP) -- Three universities testing Amazon's Kindle in the classroom have agreed to shelve the electronic book readers until they are fully functional for blind students, under a deal struck Wednesday with the Justice Department.

dateJan 13, 2010 in Business
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Visual assistance for cosmic blind spots

A bit of imagination on the part of a measuring instrument wouldn't be a bad thing. It could help to add data from areas where the instrument is unable to measure. However, it must do so constructively. In order to infer ...

dateNov 23, 2009 in General Physics
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Stimulating sight: New retinal implant developed

(PhysOrg.com) -- Inspired by the success of cochlear implants that can restore hearing to some deaf people, researchers at MIT are working on a retinal implant that could one day help blind people regain a useful level of ...

dateSep 23, 2009 in Engineering
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Students design portable Braille label maker

(PhysOrg.com) -- A device that started out as a class project last fall is moving rapidly toward becoming a commercial product that could make the lives of millions of visually impaired people a bit easier.

dateSep 21, 2009 in Engineering
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Virtual maps for the blind

The blind and visually impaired often rely on others to provide cues and information on navigating through their environments. The problem with this method is that it doesn't give them the tools to venture out on their own, ...

dateSep 10, 2009 in Software
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