Have you heard about Google‘s new app to help blind and partially sighted people learn about their surroundings? Lookout is coming soon.
The tech giant’s Lookout was designed to help the blind and the visually impaired be more independent by giving them spoken notifications about their environment. For instance, it can tell them that there’s a “chair 3 o’clock,” so they don’t bump into the object to their right. The app can also read texts, such as Exit signs over doors.
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Artificial Intelligence to help save lives at five new technology centres
Original article by https://www.gov.uk
The UK’s Artificial Intelligence revolution gets new backing, as the Business Secretary announces five new centres of excellence for digital pathology and imaging, including radiology, using AI medical advances.
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Original broadcast on BBC 4 In Touch radio 4 Show!
The lives of blind and visually-impaired people are being transformed by technology. But where are the changes heading?
Peter White is joined by YouTuber Lucy Edwards as they head to a Microsoft research centre, to get her take on life as a digital native. As a blind person, what does she want from the technology that’s around the corner?
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original article by pcmag.com
Bill Boules, blind since birth, has three Amazon Echos at his home in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. and says they’ve been “life changing.”
Boules, 42, bought the smart speaker as soon as it came out and found that right away it helped him more easily access audio content on the web. Previously, he had to use a screen reader, which is software that orally announces the contents of a web page. Continue reading Why Amazon’s Alexa is ‘Life Changing!
The world’s most advanced wearable assistive technology solution for people who are blind or vision impaired.
We are lucky to live in a world where the advancements in technology are outstanding. There is a lot of work and research being done to find ways to improve life for partially-sighted and blind people. Reading and recognition devices are just some of the advancements being made. There are video magnifiers, screen readers, braille printers and more. But none are as compact and portable as the OrCam MyEye assistive technology device.
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