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In order to encourage people, especially students at schools to develop 3D printed assistive technology solutions, PrintLab, a UK based 3D printing curriculum and global distributor has just released a free course that will allow anyone to solve real world problems for people with disabilities. A ma…
3 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
In order to make conversations a lot easier for deaf people, Google recently introduced a new app called Live Transcribe that will convert people’s voices to text in real time. Using Google’s cloud based automatic speech recognition, Live Transcribe captures people’s speech and con…
10 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
Vibrations play a very significant role in a deaf person’s life, especially when it comes to music. Thanks to the Music: Not Impossible suit (M:NI), listening to music, especially at concerts became even more enjoyable for deaf people. The suit consists of a vest and wearables on the wrists and …
14 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
Check out this really cool concept that helps people who became blind later in their lives detect colors. This Braille enabled 8 ball has an RGB color sensor at the bottom that, when placed on an object, detects its color. This color sensor is connected to an Arduino Flora (a wearable electronic chi…
19.02.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
“Design for accessibility, build for usability.” The importance of inclusive design has been emphasized by many people for a long time. However, creators and developers, more often than not, do not necessarily consider it as an important aspect of product conception and development. I…
12.02.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
A few years ago, New York Times published an article that had 36 questions. These questions could supposedly make two complete strangers fall in love with each other. How well do these questions work? The video below shows two people matched up for a blind date, and both of them are deaf. Patric…
08.02.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) is planning to roll out a new app to its police officers that will help them communicate more effectively with deaf victims, witnesses or perpetuators of crime. The Police Commission will soon vote on a new policy that intends to improve communication between p…
05.02.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Kyungho Jeon is a blind virtuoso percussionist from South Korea who would love to play in an orchestra one day. However, because of his blindness, he has been told that he cannot since he cannot see the conductor. When Rolf and Vahakn, a team of father and son who build musical instruments for peopl…
29.01.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
More than 30 million people around the globe have speech impairments and rely on sign language for daily communication. To eliminate the barrier that comes with communicating with non-sign language users, Roy Allela has invented a glove that converts sign language into spoken words. Sign-IO, the…
17.01.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
“Everything in this whole building makes me feel like I have traveled to the future.” Ninja Camper Microsoft will be conducting a 5 day boot camp during the week of August 12, 2019 at its headquarters in Redmond, WA for current 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students with disabilities …
12.01.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog