Category Archives: Blindness

GBraille Trails: Helping the Visually Impaired Experience Nature

http://www.ispeech.org At age 11, Evan Barnard came across a vandalized Braille nature trail, one of the few places in his home state of Georgia where the visually impaired could comfortably explore the outdoors. As he began fixing up the trail … Continue reading

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Think and Zoom – Hands free visual magnification powered by the human mind

http://www.ispeech.org Zuby Onwuta, a legally blind US Army veteran and ex-IBM engineer, has been officially recognized by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as the inventor of “Think and Zoom: Brain-Control for Blind Assistive Tech”. The visually impaired, which includes … Continue reading

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OpenBraille, a DIY Braille Embosser

TTS A mechanical braille embosser cost over a 1000$USD and an electric goes from 3000$ up to 5000$. I tough about making one for a friend but I couldn’t find a DIY version, so I decided to make one myself. … Continue reading

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ELIA—the world’s most intuitive tactile reading system by Andrew Chepaitis

text to speech Meet ELIA — In 1829, Louis Braille published the first book introducing the braille system—and while the applications of braille have been immense, the system still relies on the outdated technologies of the 1800s. We’ve created a … Continue reading

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For Blind Gamers, Equal Access to Racing Video Games | The Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science – Columbia University

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech For Blind Gamers, Equal Access to Racing Video Games The RAD, an audio-based interface that can easily be integrated into existing video games, enables people who are visually impaired to play video games with the same speed and control … Continue reading

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Usability Testing Opportunity: Usability Research, Integrated Channels & Experience

http://www.ispeech.org     Now recruiting: Online banking users with visual impairments/disabilities. We’re creating a panel to get feedback on our website. With your help, we’ll create better online banking experiences that are accessible to a wider audience. To qualify to … Continue reading

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iDentifi- Object Recognition for Visually Impaired on the App Store

iSpeech iDentifi is an app that empowers visually impaired individuals to gain more independence in daily tasks like grocery shopping, self-navigating in indoor environments, and reading. It uses artificial intelligence to enable a visually impaired user to click a photo … Continue reading

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Audio Tutorials  for NVDA

http://www.ispeech.orgTUTORIALS by Joseph Lee NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) is a free “screen reader” which enables blind and vision impaired people to use computers. It reads the text on the screen in a computerised voice. You can control what is read … Continue reading

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Seeing AI App – Update Offers New Recognition Tools | OT’s with Apps & Technology

Powered by iSpeechThe Seeing AI iOS app (free) developed by Microsoft brought a variety of object recognition tools to mobile devices. The first version offered text and object recognition via text to speech. Although not perfect, the Seeing AI app provides remarkable accuracy … Continue reading

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