New Vision-Impaired User Interface – Virgin Australia

  Virgin Australia has become the first airline in the Asia Pacific region, and the second airline in the world, to introduce an in-flight entertainment (IFE) user interface for passengers who are blind or have low vision. … The new interface increases accessibility to IFE content through simplified screen layouts, larger icons and voice prompts.Continue reading “New Vision-Impaired User Interface – Virgin Australia”

Former Microsoft design director on Hololens, Xbox and Cortana and inclusive design thinking

Kat Holmes is the former principal director of Inclusive Design at Microsoft. In this episode, we talk about the definition of inclusive design, take an inside look at her “special ops” design unit, and dive into the best method for deploying human-centered design. Source: Former Microsoft design director on shaping Hololens, Xbox and Cortana with inclusiveContinue reading “Former Microsoft design director on Hololens, Xbox and Cortana and inclusive design thinking”

How a Smart Home Empowers People with Disabilities

… While advances in personal technology continue at a rapid pace, at times their designers seem to forget about the population that could perhaps benefit from it the most. Stabelfeldt says just the ability to charge a phone with a wheelchair didn’t even exist until a few years ago. But features like Apple’s “Home” appContinue reading “How a Smart Home Empowers People with Disabilities”

Windows 10 free upgrade offer still on for AT users

Microsoft continues to support a free upgrade to Windows 10 for people who are using Assistive Technologies (AT) in Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, despite officially ending their promotional offer on 29 July 2016. Curated by (Lifekludger) Read full article at Source: Windows 10 free upgrade offer still on for AT users |Continue reading “Windows 10 free upgrade offer still on for AT users”

Meet the Blind Man Who Convinced Google Its Self-Driving Car Is Finally Ready

Steve Mahan’s solo ride showed it’s time to take the car to market. Now 63 and having lost his sight, Mahan has become one of those capsule-bound explorers. In October 2015, he became the first member of the public to ride in Google’s self-driving pod-like prototype, alone and on public roads. No steering wheel, noContinue reading “Meet the Blind Man Who Convinced Google Its Self-Driving Car Is Finally Ready”

NY Slant – Uber and Accessibility

Amid Uber’s rapid unregulated expansion, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and nine other urban mayors have wisely chosen to develop a global rulebook to confront economic and social challenges of the sharing economy. This new coalition has a prime opportunity to finally end Uber’s discrimination against wheelchair users in New York and acrossContinue reading “NY Slant – Uber and Accessibility”