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New assistive glasses adjust images in real-time for people who are visually impaired.
New braille smart watch features four cells of refreshable braille.
The XploR cane uses smartphone technology to send vibrations to the user when it detects a familiar face.
On April 14, 2015, Netflix officially announced the addition of audio description tracks for viewers who are visually impaired.
The Hueyify software allows any user to customize any webpage to their personal preferences, including color, font size, layout and more. Talk about an accessible web!
This search engine helps identify funding sources for a range of assistive technology. Although geared toward residents of Georgia, much of the information is applicable everywhere.
This cool system uses flexible hose and a multitude of components to customize a way to attach items hands-free to your wheelchair or other place you might need it.
There's a company that's working on a visor to help those with tunnel vision to see the full picture of what they could see without tunnel vision. It's still in the development phases but looks interesting.
This technology takes sound to create "images" in the brain, by using a camera, special software, and headphones.
University of Oxford and RNIB have teamed up to create glasses that can help those with even a small amount of vision to identify objects and images. They're planning a clinical trial, with rollout hopefully in 2016.
EasySwitch gives young children and those with learning disabilities easier ability to play computer games with switch access. You can even get these switches in a wireless version!
The Pentagon contracts with CAP to offer assistive technology that makes the workplace more accessible to federal employees with disabilities.
The Association of Blind Citizens is accepting grant applications for funding assistance with assistive technology and software.
Google is creating a self-driving car that can go 25 mph and carry two people. It's currently in prototype testing but they hope to have it on the road this year! Who wants to be a volunteer driver?
Being blind means giving up a lot of independence; this new technology from Verizon gives blind people real-time information about their environment, including colors, textures, nav cues, and more, using smartphone technology. And it's portable!