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As more Americans don face masks to venture outside during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of those who wear glasses are finding that their lenses fog up. It's a problem that bespectacled surgeons, as well…
Microsoft AI for Accessibility is funding the ORBIT research project, which is enlisting the help of people who are blind or low vision to build a new dataset. People who are blind or low vision can contribute…
Since it was invented 200 years ago, braille has been helping people with visual impairments by providing a tactile writing system they can read with their fingers. Now, braille may receive a distinctly…
A new approach that involves dynamic stimulation of the visual cortex can allow blind people to recognize various letter shapes, researchers report.
Caption:  A new design for an artificial eyeball (illustrated) could someday give keen eyesight to androids, or be used as a high-tech prosthetic. Photo from YAYING XU, © OFANTASTIC COLOR ANIMATION TECHNOLOGY…
A new study suggests that a molecule that usually suppresses harmful blood vessel growth may do the opposite in a type of sight loss called age-related macular degeneration (AMD). If confirmed in future…
A COVID-19 statistics tracker that is accessible for the blind and visually impaired is available online at this link. The website features data that is only displayed in a text format, vs. graphs, websites…
Caption: The eSight 3 glasses use advanced technology to improve vision. A company that makes a high-tech medical device to help the visually impaired see is working with blind and low-vision veterans…
Caption: As well as displaying "bounding boxes" around detected faces or objects, future iPhones could then speak aloud a description of the shot. "Apple's iOS may get enhanced accessibility features…
Caption: USA’s David Brown with his guide in 2017 World ParaAthletics Championships. (Reuters) - David Brown, the world’s fastest totally blind sprinter, has been accompanied every step of the way by…
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