Microsoft’s HoloLens glasses proved to be a life-changing tool for people with vision impairment. Enhancing vision by projecting bright colors onto the retina, the glasses yielded amazing results in a 2019 study for patients with retinitis pigmentosa. They increased mobility by 50 percent and grasping of nearby objects by 70 percent. The glasses also improved […]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Your weekly dose of information that keeps you up to date on the latest developments in the field of technology designed to assist people with disabilities and special needs. Microsoft Windows 10 Built-In Accessibility The Empower Team Jeremy Curry – Sr. Program Manager – Empower Team Doug Geoffray […]
Craig Burns, Assistive Technology Specialist, at Easterseals Crossroads shows us Cortana, which is Microsoft’s voice-enabled productivity assistant. Check it out here: Click here to learn more about Cortana.
For years people have been saying “there’s an app for everything,” but a new app that helps visually-impaired individuals travel and interact with their environment can truly have you believing in the phrase. There’s a new smartphone app designed to revolutionize the way blind people interact with their environment. The app is called Soundscape and […]
Belva Smith, Assistive Technology Specialist, at Easterseals Crossroads shows us how to create accessible Microsoft Word documents. Check it out here: Click here to learn more about making Word accessible documents.
Microsoft’s mission is to “empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more.” This kind of inclusivity is especially apparent in the Windows 10 update that launched earlier this summer. The update will vastly improve the system experience for all users, especially those with disabilities. Internally, the Windows accessibility team members refer to […]