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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
cognitive performances
cognitive performances

When Should a Prescription Drug's Side Effects Count as a Disability?

“Part of me can kind of understand where they're coming from, but most of me doesn't.”
Sarah Scoles
9.11.17
accessibility
accessibility

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.
Bret Hauff
5.24.17
videos
videos

Watch the Highlights of the Most Futuristic Version of the Olympics

The Cybathlon is where athletes with disabilities use robotics to compete.
Madison Margolin
12.21.16
future
future

This Silicon Valley Billionaire Wants to Give Us All Robot Bodies

My surreal meeting with robotics pioneer Scott Hassan.
Mark Mann
5.9.16
SCIENCE
SCIENCE

Facial Recognition Apps Are Leaving Blind People Behind

Face-scanning apps are the latest trend in biometrics, but do they work for people with sight issues?
Jonathan Keane
3.22.16
Sex
Sex

How to Design Sex Toys for People with Disabilities

People with disabilities, and disabled women in particular, find that their needs are rarely considered when it comes to sex toy design.
Lux Alptraum
11.2.15
videos
videos

Watch These Mind-controlled Robots Help Disabled Users Defeat Physical Barriers

Test subjects with motor control disabilities were able to maneuver a Skype-connected robot with just their thoughts.
Adam Owen
6.26.15