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Scientists developed a new tool to make internet more accessible for the visually impaired

August 26, 2019

Visually impaired face difficulty navigating the world and this does include the internet. Web provides us with necessary…
Hallucinations are caused by the Brain‘s Overcompensation for a Lack of Visual Data, Study Finds

March 27, 2019

Even though hallucinations are a fairly common occurrence in people with different types of mental illness, as well…
Screen reader plus keyboard helps blind, low-vision users browse modern webpages

April 27, 2018

Browsing through offerings on Airbnb means clicking on rows of photos to compare options from prospective hosts. This…
Touch of Genius Prize for Innovation

December 12, 2017

The Touch of Genius Prize was established to recognize an individual or group of individuals who contribute to…
Students in Focus: Developing a tool to increase mobility for the blind

October 25, 2017

People with vision impairments face a perpetual problem: maneuvering through a world filled with obstacles and hazards. Meet…
Raspberry Pi: BrailleBox – Android Things Braille news display

October 12, 2017

Joe Birch has built a simple device that converts online news stories to Braille, inspired by his family’s…
New study examines full range of post-stroke visual impairments

October 12, 2017

A new University of Liverpool study, to be published in Wiley Brain and Behaviour, examines the wide range of…
Experiences of stroke survivors with visual impairments examined

August 18, 2017

A new University study, published in Wiley Brain and Behaviour, identifies simple measures that could substantially improve the…
Cancer drugs may be the basis for the new uveitis treatment

June 13, 2016

Sometimes scientific trials take unexpected turns. Experiments may give surprising results and some discoveries may be made completely…
A shape-shifting navigation device for both the sighted and visually impaired

August 27, 2015

Combine mechanical engineering, experimental theater, and an old dark church, and you’re bound to get some interesting results…
Machine vision system could help the visually impaired shop for food

May 28, 2015

You’re in the mood for pasta, so on the way home from work you stop at the grocery…
Finger-mounted reading device for the blind

March 10, 2015

Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory have built a prototype of a finger-mounted device with a built-in camera…
Electronic Navigation System for Visually Impaired

February 28, 2014

Electronic Navigation System for Visually Impaired at MBTA Station to be Installed by UMass Amherst Engineer Aura Ganz…
A new, more economical sonification prototype to assist the blind

January 14, 2014

Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have developed an assistive technology system that works by sounds…
Orbital samples with sight-saving potential

December 12, 2013

Those who travel to space are rewarded with a beautiful sight – planet Earth. But the effects of…
Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli visits MIT in support of assistive technology and global poverty reduction

December 10, 2013

“Imagine a 6-year-old kid about to start school. The kid has only known his local village, the local…
Tactile photographs: ‘Seeing’ by touching

June 14, 2013

Arizona State University computer scientist Baoxin Li is demonstrating the artistic side of his technical field by creating…
Another Bump in the Road to Gene Therapy?

February 1, 2013

I am astonished, once again, by the complexity and unpredictability of science. Last week, a paper in the Proceedings…
Blind Student Breaks Through in App Creation

January 11, 2013

Imagine searching, tweeting, typing, creating, dragging and designing on your laptop. Now close your eyes, and do it…
Knowing When to Fold ‘Em

November 27, 2012

Electrical engineer Azita Emami is an expert in the 21st century technology of analog and digital circuits for computers, sensors,…
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