• Assistive Technology

    New Artificial Intelligence Software Program Excels at Lip-Reading

    Watch, Attend and Spell (WAS), is a new artificial intelligence (AI) software system that has been developed by Oxford, in collaboration with the company DeepMind. The AI system uses computer vision and machine learning methods to learn how to lip-read from a dataset made up of more than 5,000 hours of TV footage, gathered from… Continue Reading »

    New affordable tennis wheelchair launched

    UK: A partnership between the Tennis Foundation and ROMA Sport will tackle one of the key barriers to junior and grassroots participation in wheelchair tennis with the launch of a new specially designed, affordable chair. The chair has been developed to help deliver on the Tennis Foundation’s vision of making tennis a sport which is… Continue Reading »

    Call to develop assistive devices for persons with disabilities

    TIRUCHI, INDIA: Institutes of higher learning should focus on developing low cost assistive devices for persons with disabilities, said G.Tagore, Research Officer, National Institute of Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disabilities (NIEPVD), Chennai, on Monday. Speaking at a training program for students with vision disabilities, “Activating Human Potential,” at the National Institute of Technology-Tiruchi, organised… Continue Reading »

    Makeathon to build technology for persons with disabilities

    Nearly 100 innovators, makers, students and people with disabilities will gather at the UC Berkeley Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation for a three-day technology-building marathon to create devices that help people with disabilities overcome everyday challenges. At the event, called TOM:Berkeley, which starts on March 17, teams will work in state-of-the-art workshops at both Jacobs… Continue Reading »

    Teen develops goggles to help locate objects to people with vision disabilities

    ITANAGAR:  Anang Tadar, a high school student of New Galaxy Academy, Arunachal Pradesh has invented a brilliant gadget called Goggle For Blind (G4B) for people who are blind or have low vision. This gadget will help people who are blind to identify objects in their surrounding without any physical contact. This will be done by… Continue Reading »

    Connected Glasses Guiding People with Vision Disabilities

    A service launched by technology firm Aira and AT&T allows people who are blind or have low vision to be guided by a remote operator through the images relayed by a pair of connected glasses. Service users speak to the operators who can help with tasks such as directions, reading labels and menus. Source: The… Continue Reading »

    Tech-Guided Vocational School for People with Vision Disabilities Opens in Denver

    DENVER, CO: Mike Hess is on a vision quest to help people who are blind or have low vision in Colorado and throughout the country to obtain the same employment opportunities as those who can see, though he cannot. Hess, the founder and executive director of the Blind Institute of Technology (BIT), along with Salesforce,… Continue Reading »

    GAATES Participating at the Assistive Technology Conference in Sharjah

    SHARJAH, UAE: The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) is participating in International Conference on Assisitive Technology 2017 (AT TOPIA), March 9-11, in Sharjah, UAE to discuss Assistive Technology for persons with disabilities and older people and it’s future development based on their needs. This conference is organized by the Sharjah City for… Continue Reading »

    Assistive Technology Conference AT TOPIA in Sharjah

    SHARJAH, UAE: The Assistive Technology Conference AT TOPIA 2017, which will take place in Sharjah, UAE, March 9-11, 2017 at the Sharjah Expo Center, organized by Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services. The coference will provide the opportunity to present latest international evidence-based practices in the field of assistive technology. The conference aims to raise awareness… Continue Reading »