Google has announced it is developing an app that it hopes will help blind and visually impaired people become more independent. The web giant said it is working on an Android app called Lookout, which gives users auditory cues as they encounter objects, text and people around them.
It is designed to be used on a lanyard around your neck, or in your shirt pocket, with the camera pointing away from your body.
Continue reading Look Out! Another VI App! →
I’m doing a project on creating an assistive device for use on the London public transport, specifically the London underground.
In case anyone with a form of visual impairments is able to donate any time, – here is a general survey which takes between 1-3 minutes to complete.
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Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) has helped develop a fully accessible smart phone app which will enable visually impaired people to locate ATMs more easily.
The LINK ATM Locator App has been launched on May 2, 2017 by LINK, the UK’s largest cash machine network. TPT worked with LINK throughout the development process, providing detailed feedback to the developers at each stage to ensure it would be accessible and meet the needs of blind and partially sighted users.
You can find information on how to download the app here.
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Above photo, Ed Rogers, 29, Director at Bristol Braille Tech with the Canute E-Reader
A technology company is hoping to bring braille back from decline after inventing the first ‘Kindle for the blind’. The Canute, which contains over 1,000 cogs, pinions and mechanical connectors, turns text downloaded from a memory stick into braille.
Continue reading ‘Kindle for the blind’ – Canute E-Reader! →
Lower Ground Floor, RNIB 105 Judd Street, London WC1H 9NE
06th September 2016
Solutions to Everyday Living!
Do you have a sight problem and need help with accessing printed material, a computer or a mobile phone? If the answer is YES, then come to this event where you will find:
- First hand help from experts in Access Technology
- Demonstrations/Exhibition of the latest Video magnifiers, Reading scanners, Note-takers, keyboards, Braille displays,
- Accessing Smart phones and tablets
- Advice on in-built accessibility features
Date: 6 September 2016
Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Lower Ground Floor, RNIB 105 Judd Street, London WC1H 9NE
Register your interest online: http://bit.ly/24Wp2R7
Or complete the attached form and bring it on the day.
Download form: http://bit.ly/2bl2Xrb
Please be advised that we are now asking you to complete the registration in advance in order to avoid delays at arrival and to facilitate a faster access to the floor.
For more info contact Paresh Jotangia at Action for Blind People London and the South East Office; Tel: 0207 391 2151 Email Action london
Access Technology Co-ordinator
Action for Blind People
Working together with the RNIB
105 Judd Street ,LondonWC1H 9NE
Tel: 020 7391 2187
Mob: 07703 715969
Fax: 020 7391 2195