BLIND

accessibility

Toronto’s New Auditory ‘Beacons’ Will Help Blind People Navigate Downtown

They transmit navigation data directly to blind people’s phones.
Alison Motluk
9.12.17
tech

How Deaf People and Blind People Communicate With Each Other

From tactile signing to a whole list of phone apps.
Madison Margolin
12.1.16
apps

It’s Up to Developers to Bring This Amazing Audio Wayfinding App to Blind People

Wayfindr's open standard will let developers world over have access to tech that lets the blind navigate their environment through sound.
Emiko Jozuka
5.13.16
News

Uber Drivers Are Still Refusing to Pick Up Blind Passengers

A blind woman in Boston was charged a cancellation fee after her Uber driver refused to pick her up.
Kari Paul
12.11.15
Reviews

'​A Blind Legend' Uses Binaural Audio to Create a Game for the Visually Impaired

The players play Blake, a blind knight, seeking vengeance.
Emiko Jozuka
10.19.15
video

Watch Oliver Sacks’ 2009 TED Talk on Hallucinations in the Blind

The recently departed neurologist discusses the surreal affliction of Charles Bonnet syndrome.
Rachel Pick
8.31.15
apps

The App That Lets Blind People Borrow Your Eyes

Be My Eyes connects blind users with sighted volunteers for assistance with small tasks like reading food labels.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.10.15
Culture

Blindfolding People Doesn't Help Them Understand Blind People

A recent study shows blindness simulations may not be a good idea for sighted people who work with the blind.
Ben Richmond
1.15.15
Motherboard Blog

How Shady Is OkCupid's New Blind Dating App?

It's a pretty simple idea. You download the app for free and set up a simple profile that includes only your name, age, sexual orientation, favorite meeting spots, and a photograph (which the app scrambles). What comes next, we can only imagine, is...
Adam Clark Estes
1.15.13