African Designer Creates Clothing To Aid The Visually Impaired

… Clothes, most of which are designed for the average person, are visual objects. South African designer Balini Naidoo has an answer to this problem: Clothing that looks great from afar but also communicates meaning when touched. The clothes are mostly done in plain and neutral colors so that pieces easily work well with each other. Using embroidery,Continue reading “African Designer Creates Clothing To Aid The Visually Impaired”

Accessibility for Visual Design

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. As designers, we need to remember that the same is true of color and all visual abilities. It’s estimated that 4.5% of the global population experience color blindness (that’s 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women), 4% suffer from low vision (1 inContinue reading “Accessibility for Visual Design”

Facebook Plans to Improve Accessibility for Visually Impaired Users | GOOD

… For seeing-impaired users, however, Facebook’s inherently visual offerings can make using the social network a difficult proposition. And while Facebook has long worked on tools to make their site—particularly its “photos” functionality—more accessible to those with visual impairments, reports of a new feature indicate the company is preparing to up their usability in a significantContinue reading “Facebook Plans to Improve Accessibility for Visually Impaired Users | GOOD”

Writing sentences with a red ball

This video shows how you can combine Dasher, a clever text entry program, with RoboRealm, a clever machine vision program to write a sentence using a Red Ball and a WebCam. You do this without touching the PC! This could be used on a Wii, XBox or PS3 to control a browser.   [YouTube –Continue reading “Writing sentences with a red ball”