Captionfish: A captioned movies search engine

Stumbled across this service the other day. Lists captioned movies and TV shows as well as a search facility. You can customise results to shown within a certain area. Howeverer it only seems to be US-Centred currently. I’d really like to see this expaned to other countries, especially Australia. Captionfish: A captioned movies search engine.

Leapmotion Gestures for accessibility

[wp_youtube]GoytMqwygZ0[/wp_youtube] Christian Heilmann has a neat article and video about using the Leap motion for accessibility gestures. In essence, this means: Swiping your finger right will scroll the page down, left will scroll up. The speed of the swipe defines the amount of pixels scrolled Making a clockwise circular gesture will jump to the nextContinue reading “Leapmotion Gestures for accessibility”

Smartphone Device That Maps Surroundings to Aid Blind

Curtin University research a smartphone-like gadget that senses an entire room’s features, builds a virtual map of it and communicates this to the user may one day replace the humble white cane to help blind sense their surroundings. Using special multi-sensor array technology, the Indoor Navigation Project will enable blind to sense their surroundings beyondContinue reading “Smartphone Device That Maps Surroundings to Aid Blind”

Head-gesture control in iOS7 accessibility options

iOS7 introduces  head gesture control as part of Apple’s accessibility tools. It cycles automatically through every on-screen icon, just like a scanning on-screen keyboard, with the user selecting options by moving their head. The ‘Switch control’ feature, lets you set left or right head movements to trigger Siri, the notification center, control volume, open the multi-taskingContinue reading “Head-gesture control in iOS7 accessibility options”

Apple’s Retina display aids accessibility | TUAW

Macworld blogger Steven Aquino wrote a fascinating piece ..on how Apple’s Retina display technology has helped him — a legally blind individual. ” The high pixel density — 326 pixels per inch — and turning the screen brightness all the way up made it so “even the smallest text was readable, and I was ableContinue reading “Apple’s Retina display aids accessibility | TUAW”

Wheelchair-accessible version of the NYC Taxi

A universal, accessible taxi fleet is something to aspire to, and IMHO Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s push to standardize the NY city’s taxi fleet with a single, universal vehicle is to be applauded. This Nissan vehicle looks the ticket. Though I ‘m not sure how most electric wheelchairs would fit in lengthwise. I look forward to seeingContinue reading “Wheelchair-accessible version of the NYC Taxi”

Live Subtitling for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Using Moverio

Live translating using a microphone, a smartphone running Google Translate, and Epson Moverio Epson’s Moverio is a pair of glasses with Wi-Fi controlled by a wired touch remote running on Android. With a little experimentation and development it could possibly lead to a useful tool for the deaf and the hearing impaired. [wp_youtube]HptVoZiD_14[/wp_youtube] MoverioChannel [via Chip Chick]

Webcam Swiper – swipe your hand to turn pages

Found this neat experiment that you point your webcam at yourself and swipe your hand left or right to turn the pages of the book.   It’s called the Webcam Swiper.   Chrome is the only stable browser which supports webcam access at this time, but Firefox nightly builds supposedly have it too.   Webcam Swiper – http://iambrandonn.github.com/WebcamSwiper/Continue reading “Webcam Swiper – swipe your hand to turn pages”