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Portal automatically opens doors for wheelchair users, no button pressing required

Portal automatically opens doors for wheelchair users, no button pressing required

Buttons or boards that automatically open the door (as shown above) can do a lot of things to make buildings more accessible, but they are not always a perfect solution. For wheelchair users with limited upper body movements, the buttons are difficult to hit. At other times, the buttons were ...

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Blind users can now explore photos by touch with Microsoft’s Seeing AI

Blind users can now explore photos by touch with Microsoft’s Seeing AI

Microsoft's See AI is an application that allows blind and limited vision people to convert visual data into audio feedback, it Just got a useful new feature. Users can now use touch to browse objects and characters in photos . It is powered by machine learning, of course, especially object ...

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Helping children overcome their mobility challenges, Trexo Robotics gets a Y Combinator boost

Helping children overcome their mobility challenges, Trexo Robotics gets a Y Combinator boost

11 years ago, Manmeet Maggu and Rahul Udasi were unaware of the meeting at the University of Waterloo but they worked as roommates during the late night study to help them advance their work. Create an exoskeleton that provides mobility for children with disabilities. The result of this work is ...

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Official emoji debut for disabled folks, service dogs, waffles and more

Official emoji debut for disabled folks, service dogs, waffles and more

A new set of emojis has just been approved by the Unicode Consortium, which means they will become the standard for any platform that chooses to support them. This group includes some urgently needed representatives for a wide range of people with disabilities, from guide dogs to new animals, food ...

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Google intros a pair of Android accessibility features for people with hearing loss

Google intros a pair of Android accessibility features for people with hearing loss

Google this morning launched a new new Android feature for deaf or hearing impaired. As the company pointed out in a blog post this morning, according to estimates by the World Health Organization, 900 million people will lose their titles by 2055. The ubiquitous mobile device – especially Android – ...

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Microsoft highlights the Xbox Adaptive Controller in emotional Super Bowl ad

Microsoft highlights the Xbox Adaptive Controller in emotional Super Bowl ad

Once upon a time, people had to wait for the Super Bowl to watch advertisements. Those dark days are over. Now you can let the company sell products to you on demand, at any time, day or night. Amazon has launched the latest Alexa ad, and now Microsoft is taking ...

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Loro’s mounted wheelchair assistant puts high tech to work for people with disabilities

Loro’s mounted wheelchair assistant puts high tech to work for people with disabilities

People with physical disabilities cannot interact with the world in the same way as capable, but we have no reason not to use technology to close the gap. Loro is a device that can be mounted in a wheelchair and allows its occupants to see and interact with people and ...

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You can now use Alexa to move around inside apps like Netflix and Hulu on Fire TV Cube

You can now use Alexa to move around inside apps like Netflix and Hulu on Fire TV Cube

Amazon is more likely to use Alexa to do more than just launch applications and streaming services on Fire TV devices, and navigate through them. The company confirmed that it has quietly launched an update specifically for the Fire TV Cube device, allowing device owners to use Alexa instead of ...

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Apple Watch Series 4 is the most accessible watch yet

Review: Apple Watch Series 4

Steven Aquino Contributors Share on Twitter Steven Aquino is a freelance writer and iOS accessibility expert. More posts by this contributor Accessibility of iPhone XS Max On Apple's WWDC 2018, accessibility extends throughout Every time I am thinking about this influence Apple Watching my life, my thoughts are always Matthew ...

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The accessibility of the iPhone XS Max

iPhone XS Max up close and hands-on

Steven Aquino Contributors Share on Twitter Steven Aquino is a freelance writer and iOS accessibility expert. More posts by this contributor On Apple's WWDC 2018, accessibility extends throughout For Apple, this year’s Global Accessibility Day is about education I have heard that many times recently hosted various Apple-focused podcasts adapting ...

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