Around 39 million people in the world are affected by blindness — 80% of which could be avoided if people had timely access to diagnosis and proper treatment. Ted blog reports on Peek — an app and adapter that turn a smartphone into a comprehensive, easy-to-use, accurate eye-exam tool. Peek makes eye tests affordable and easy to administer, bypassing the need for expensive,Continue reading “Eye phone: How a app could help restore sight to millions”
sony’s DIY ‘qrio’ smart lock clips onto door for smartphone accessibility via source: http://www.designboom.com/technology/sony-qrio-smart-lock-12-14-2014/
Like many of you, I use the Google Maps application on my smartphone, a lot. Whether I need to locate the nearest convenience store or find the closest BART stop, having a map in my hand with a realtime “you are here” dot is an incredible convenience. via Pocket http://codeforamerica.org/2012/05/18/crowdsourcing-accessibility-maps-with-axsmap/
Proloquo2go software turns the iphone/ipod touch into a small, portable Augmented Alternative Communication [AAC] device. [Proloquo2Go: AAC in Your Pocket – Introductory videos] via madtoe & myapplespace.