Take me there: Lechal smart shoes leading way for the blind

By now a majority of individuals have heard of some form of wearable technology such as the smartwatch or Google Glass.  A tech company in India called Ducere Tech, recently presented a newer form of wearable technology: smart shoes.  The shoes are called Lechal, which translates as “take me there” in Hindi.  The shoes possess a lot of potential especially for individuals […]

SPEAKall!® application for iPad

Many companies offer several augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices to help individuals with autism spectrum and developmental disorders.  However, with the increased use and versatility of tablets, the demand for downloadable AAC applications has elevated.  Individuals at Purdue University have created an app called SPEAKall!® which can be downloaded from the App Store to one’s iPad. This app was specifically designed to […]

Sendero GPS LookAround

The Sendero Group has developed the GPS LookAround app, an app for the blind or visually impaired. This self-voicing app is available on the iPhone and in the app store for $4.99. It works with the iPhone 3Gs and higher. However, this app does not work with the iPod and has yet to be programmed […]