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 […]

Control your computer with your eyes

Susan B. Anthony said, “Independence is happiness.”  The quote’s truth was likely questioned in the 1800s, but today many would argue that independence is happiness; this holds especially true for individuals with disabilities.  Persons with ALS, cerebral palsy, stroke/aphasia, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and other mobility impairments may often struggle gaining and maintaining their […]

Overview of GW Micro Window-Eyes

GW Micro Window-Eyes is arguably one of the most powerful screen reader programs on the market today.  This powerful application allows individuals who are blind or visually impaired to have complete control of their Windows computer.  This control not only leads to more independence, but also leads to a higher productivity rate while working on […]

Windows 8: Taking accessibility a few steps further

One of the most popular operating systems is getting an update, again. Windows 8 is looking to make its accessibility features even more accessible. From voice over to screen magnification, the operation system has been improved with all users in mind. Still working with Windows 7? Have no fear, the Narrator feature will guide you […]