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Keeping inclusive design and accessibility at the forefront , and making sure that every customer has an uninterrupted experience while watching tv, Comcast recently announced a new eye tracking interface that allows people with disabilities to channel surf with just their eyes. Primarily designe…
7 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
There are many young people and children who love to play Minecraft. However, some, because of their disabilities, are unable to do so, especially if they cannot move their arms or fingers to control the mouse. To make Minecraft accessible to people with disabilities, SpecialEffect, a charity organi…
14 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
Thanks to 3D printing, prosthetic limbs have become extremely affordable for a lot of amputees. Even then, the use of prosthetic limbs, especially in children, is fairly limited. In order to understand what it would take to accelerate the transformation provided by 3D printed limbs, researchers at U…
05.06.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
We have heard quite a bit about universal design and accessibility recently but what do they look like when actually implemented in real life? To promote universal design in houses, the Cerebral Palsy Foundation recently launched a new campaign called “Accessibility Is Beautiful” that…
21.05.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
More recently, we have seen accessibility becoming more prominent in the gaming world. To make things a lot more accessible and easier, especially for visually impaired or blind gamers, Microsoft has filed for a patent design for a braille controller. This proposed controller will have paddles at th…
13.05.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
“Audio can give you information, but it can’t give you literacy.” – Chris Danielsen for the National Federation of the Blind Even though Braille literacy is associated with better job outcomes, estimates suggest that only ten percent of blind children learn how to read Bra…
01.05.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Braille is the de facto language when it comes to printing documents for blind people. This dot based system has been around for more than 200 years, and has proved to be extremely crucial in bringing literacy, independence and employment to blind people. However, one problem with Braille is that le…
22.04.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
80% of people on the Autism spectrum are unemployed or underemployed. Microsoft took a huge initiative a few years ago to start hiring people on the spectrum for technical jobs. To encourage other organizations to do the same, Microsoft, in collaboration with the University of Washington Information…
08.04.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
In order to help people with disabilities use its products much more comfortably and independently, and to foray into inclusion, Ikea recently launched the “ThisAbles” project that includes a line of low tech assistive technology devices that bridges gaps between existing Ikea products a…
02.04.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
A large number of people across the world are unable to feed themselves because of mobility issues and amputation, and, for the most part, have to depend on a caretaker to get fed. Thanks to some researchers at Washington University, a robotic arm may be coming into their lives to change the way the…
26.03.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog