Aurrigo teams up with Blind Veterans UK to launch the world’s first driverless pods trial for disabled people
original article by icavcluster.com
A Coventry-based autonomous vehicle specialist is kick-starting a ‘world first’ trial showcasing how autonomous technology can deliver improved mobility and independence for people with health conditions and disabilities.
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The Global Launch of OXSIGHT: Using technology to transform the lives of the visually impaired.
original post by eventbrite.co.uk
OXSIGHT makes designer eyewear with a perfect balance of style, functionality and smart technology, inspired by years of development at Oxford University. Glasses that are putting people with visual impairment back in control of their vision.
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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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