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Researchers are testing a new way of making science, especially chemistry, accessible for blind students. This method involves creating edible and non-edible gummy version of models of molecules that can be felt by students with their tongues. Many science books have detailed and stunning imagery…
10 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
Back in October 2020, Cognoa, a company that makes digital therapeutics and diagnostic tools, submitted an Artificial Intelligence powered tool for FDA approval that aims to help diagnose Autism in children. Just last week, Cognoa received approval from FDA for it’s Canvas Dx software and will begin…
08.06.2021 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Reaching out for help in case of emergency requires that we call 911, an option that doesn’t work for deaf and hard of hearing. Even though there are some states that recently introduced texting/SMS service to 911, it is not available everywhere. This is where Rescu could be helpful for the de…
01.06.2021 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Jason Barnes took a liking for drumming when he was a little boy – banging on whatever he could get his hands on as soon as he started listening to music! However, in 2012, when he was 22, a work accident caused his right hand to be amputated. This, in theory, meant that Jason couldn’t play dr…
25.05.2021 · From Assistive Technology Blog
According to WHO, there are 285 million people worldwide that are visually impaired and 90% of this population lives in poverty. It goes without saying that visually impaired people face challenges on a daily basis. However, it is also refreshing to see makers and individuals out there building solu…
21.05.2021 · From Assistive Technology Blog
The Alzheimer’s Association’s Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter and Edgewood Healthcare will present a series of virtual programs designed to shed light on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia beginning in May and continuing through July 2021. The “Six Million Reasons” educational series is open to all and…
18.05.2021 · From Assistive Technology Blog
This guest post was written by Madhav Lavakare. Madhav is a young entrepreneur from New Delhi, India. He has had a passion for tinkering, creating, and innovating from a very young age, and has a keen eye for solving problems. With TranscribeGlass, he aims to solve the biggest problem he’s tack…
11.05.2021 · From Assistive Technology Blog
This is an exciting week for all of us. Why you ask? Microsoft Ability Summit 2021 is this week, that’s why! The two day virtual event will bring all sorts of diverse people together and enable them to “Imagine, Build, Include, and Empower” and create an inclusive future for everyone. Abili…
03.05.2021 · From Assistive Technology Blog
If you are like me, you love memes! You can sometimes go down a meme rabbit hole very easily, guffawing as a cat or  Gene Wilder makes some sassy statements by making references to ‘90s pop culture. Often times, you may also speak in memes – sending them to your friends on iMessage and letting…
20.04.2021 · From Assistive Technology Blog
April 2 was World Autism Awareness Day and the entire month of April is Autism Awareness Month. In order to bring awareness around Autism in their local communities and to prepare police officers as well as Autistic individuals to safely interact during a traffic stop, three different police depart…
06.04.2021 · From Assistive Technology Blog