Augmented Reality App Can Translate Sign Language Into Spoken English, and Vice Versa
Students at New York University have created a working prototype of an app that uses machine learning and augmented reality to enable hearing people to understand sign language, and turns spoken words into sign language for the deaf.
This Artist Is Using Drone Music to Help People With Anxiety and Depression
Kristel Jax's drone therapy combines personal stories about mental health and drone music.
Toronto’s New Auditory ‘Beacons’ Will Help Blind People Navigate Downtown
They transmit navigation data directly to blind people’s phones.
Watch a Prosthetic Third Thumb Play Guitar and Hold Wine Glasses
Three thumbs up.
Self-Driving Cars Should Be Designed For People with Disabilities
The autonomous vehicle revolution could be especially helpful to a population that struggles with access.
How a Wearable Device May Help the Blind Navigate the World Like a Video Game
Designed for the visually impaired, Horus uses two cameras mounted to a headset to describe the world for the wearer.
Apple’s New Touch Bar May Present Usability Challenges For Blind Users
The TouchBar in the new MacBook Pro may be flashy, but is it any more usable than traditional function keys for the vision impaired?
Microsoft’s New Direction All Started With the Kinect
Widely written off as a failure, Microsoft's 6-year-old gaming peripheral set the stage for the Surface Studio and more.
Popup Ads Are Terrible, and They're Even Worse for the Blind
Most sites still don’t do popups correctly, because many developers don’t even realize that blind people are using their websites.
What ABC’s New TV Series ‘Speechless’ Can Tell Us About ‘Voice’
Alternative communication systems have incredible potential to support agency, independence, and personhood for people with disabilities. But they do not enter into a vacuum devoid of other injustices.
A Disabilities Tech Company Is Raising Money on Kickstarter
Furenexo is developing three prototype accessibility products with the hope of serving a large market.
Uber Has a Big Ol' Dog Problem
Uber has yet to figure out how to better accommodate riders with service dogs.
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