Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Accessibility and AI

For over 30 years I’ve believed and said people living with disability stand to benefit the most from technology as a tool. So good to see Accessibility being thought, talked about and more inportantly actioned at high levels in companies. Clip from a video by Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) on Youtube. Dave – Lifekludger

Assistive Technologies I Test With

Based on a Q&A question on how I (a non-accessibility professional) test accessibility July 19, 2018 After a recent talk on Accessibility, I was asked during the Q&A about what Assistive Technologies (AT) I test with while I’m developing. Such a good question! I hadn’t ever thought about what I actually test with and asContinue reading “Assistive Technologies I Test With”

‘Chat gadget’ to help deaf people with speak-to-text conversation device

… Jari Hazelebach created his SpeakSee system of colour-coded microphones to look like sleek iPhone accessories, which clip onto clothing and transcribe words via wifi into text on a tablet or smartphone screen via an app. … The first hard-of-hearing Londoner to try the £300 device said it could help make business meetings and conversationsContinue reading “‘Chat gadget’ to help deaf people with speak-to-text conversation device”

Microsoft Hololens AR used to help blind people navigate

Headset maps the environment and directs wearers with spatially-accurate audio commands  Researchers have discovered how the Microsoft HoloLens can be used to help blind people navigate their way through complex buildings. The augmented reality headset’s primary use is to supplement what a sighted wearer can already see with a virtual interface, adding digital objects to real walls in aContinue reading “Microsoft Hololens AR used to help blind people navigate”

Ford’s ‘Feel The View’ prototype aims to help visually impaired people ‘see’ outside cars

… Developed in collaboration with visual impairment specialist Aedo and GTB Roma in Italy, Feel The View is a unique device that uses a range of hardware to relay vibrations on a car’s windows. These vibrations effectively relay Braille-like feedback of the scenery outside the car, hence enabling the visually challenged individuals to ‘see’. ThisContinue reading “Ford’s ‘Feel The View’ prototype aims to help visually impaired people ‘see’ outside cars”

Control an iPhone with nothing but your eyes

Using your thumbs is so last year. There’s a new way to interact with your iPhone, and all it takes is your eyes. … While attending Apple’s WWDC as a scholarship student, Matt Moss had a chance to play around with the iOS 12 developer beta. In the process, he came to a neat realization: ARKit 2.0 opened up some unexpected possibilities.Continue reading “Control an iPhone with nothing but your eyes”

10 Apple accessibility solutions everyone should know

… The great thing about the accessibility tools inside Apple products is that they make those products better for everyone. Here are some accessibility solutions every Apple user needs to know. You are the great Dictation Macs, iPads, iPhones — even the Apple Watch — all support dictation. You can use this to dictate messages, emails, notes,Continue reading “10 Apple accessibility solutions everyone should know”

Tipo : Braille Smartphone Keypad 

After working with a user group of visually impaired on earlier version’s of braille keyboards, it was highlighted that there is no comprehensive way of typing into a smartphone. Current software solutions are too slow, do not give good tactile feedback or just are a pain to type with. Even though there are many softContinue reading “Tipo : Braille Smartphone Keypad “

Screen Sizes | Viewport Sizes and Pixel Densities for Popular Devices

We built screensiz.es to help you quickly find the screen specifications of the most popular devices and monitors currently on the market.The size data comes from Wikipedia, and for a better understanding of Pixel Density, check out this great post by Teehan+Lax.Our “popularity” guesstimates are derived from annualized monthly Google queries (from AdWords traffic estimator),Continue reading “Screen Sizes | Viewport Sizes and Pixel Densities for Popular Devices”