The Future of Braille

Why use Braille? Technological developments are bringing more and more assistance to those who are blind or have visual impairment. A standard iPhone ships with the VoiceOver screen reader app, allowing users to have information read to them. Speech synthesizers, once infamous for their robotic and sometimes difficult-to-understand timbre, have become more and more naturalistic. […]

5 Low Vision Magnifiers from Baum

Baum Inc. has been providing products to individuals with visual impairments for almost 30 years.  The CEO, Wolfgang Baum, wrote that they “develop innovative technology solutions that provide independence for people who are blind or visually impaired.” Keep on reading to learn more about five of their low vision products. 5 Low Vision Magnifiers from […]

10 accessible gift ideas for individuals who are deaf-blind

At the INDATA Project, we aim to cover a variety of products for individuals of all abilities.  While we’ve covered gift ideas for those who are blind, hard of hearing, and more, we’ve yet to offer a list for those who are deaf-blind.  LS&S offers a smorgasbord of products for those with vision and hearing impairments. […]

LapTalk Computer System for Visually Impaired

I wrote about the Wear from ActiVocal on Tuesday, which is a revolutionary assistive listening device for individuals who are hard of hearing.  In addition to the Wear, ActiVocal offers a variety of other products to assist those with visual, hearing, and mobility impairments.  Their LapTalk Computer is an example of one product for those with […]

Video Mag HD: durable, handheld video magnifier

American Printing House for the Blind and Freedom Scientific have paired up to develop the Video Mag HD.  The Video Mag HD features a robust, lightweight body which makes it an ideal solution for students on the go. The magnifier’s high-definition camera brings users crystal-clear images.  The Video Mag HD can magnify whatever appears under […]

Color Enhancer: Chrome extension helps those with color blindness

Color blindness is a real condition affecting up to 300 million people worldwide.  It can create difficulties in daily life when discerning color is important (e.g. reading charts, etc.)  Fortunately, Google Chrome offers an extension called Color Enhancer to help these individuals better view the internet. The Google Accessibility team developed Color Enhancer for those […]