Computer Sciences

Making memes accessible for people with visual impairments

People with visual impairments use social media like everyone else, often with the help of screen reader software. But that technology falls short when it encounters memes, which don't include alternate text, or alt text, ...

Engineering

Novel tactile display using computer-controlled surface adhesion

A group of researchers at Osaka University developed a novel two-dimensional (2-D) graphical tactile display to which one-dimensional (1D) adhesive information could be added by controlling adhesion of designated portions ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Amazon smart display 'eyes' aid visually impaired

Amazon on Monday added a feature enabling its Echo Show smart screens to recognize household pantry items as part of an effort intended to help the blind and visually impaired.

Machine learning & AI

A wearable system to assist visually impaired people

New technological advances could have important implications for those affected by disabilities, offering valuable assistance throughout their everyday lives. One key example of this is the guidance that technological tools ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Learning system for visually impaired features coding by using hands

Visually impaired children who would love to learn how to code? Here's looking at you, says Microsoft. Its approach toward teaching with a physical programming language has taken bigger steps since its beginnings four years ...

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