Synapptic launches its new and innovative TV Box!
Article from Modern-Eyes: THE MAGAZINE
Synapptic announces the release of their new TV Box, which was officially launched at the Sight Village Southeast exhibition, at Kensington Town Hall in London, on 6th November 2018. The new Synapptic TV Box is set to be the accessible home entertainment product for people with sight loss. Like all of our Synapptic products, navigation is easy, via our simple menu system, which is both intuitive and can be used by anyone, even if you’re new to technology. Continue reading Synapptic innovative TV Box!
Chieko Asakawa received Japan’s Medal of Honour for her contribution to accessibility research – photo © BBC
The blind woman developing tech for the good of others!
original article on bbc.co.uk by By Virginia Harrison
An accident in a swimming pool left Chieko Asakawa blind at the age of 14. For the past three decades she’s worked to create technology – now with a big focus on artificial intelligence (AI) – to transform life for the visually impaired.
“When I started out there was no assistive technology,” Japanese-born Dr Asakawa says.”I couldn’t read any information by myself. I couldn’t go anywhere by myself.”
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Augmented Reality to Help Guide the Blind
Augmented reality technology gives objects “voices,” enabling a vision-impaired person to hear what is in their surroundings.
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Orbit Reader 20 now available in addition to the Apple iPad Air 2
RNIB and VICTA are working together to support children and young people who are blind or partially sighted to study with greater independence using technology.
If you are registered blind or partially sighted and a UK resident you could be eligible for an Apple iPad Air 2 (32GB) with case and/or an Orbit Reader 20.
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