Tuesday, 13 Nov 2018
Category: accessibility

VR optics could help old folks keep the world in focus

The complex optics involved with putting a screen an inch away from the eye in VR headsets could make for smartglasses that correct for vision problems. These prototype “autofocals” from Stanford researchers use depth sensing and gaze tracking to bring the world into focus when someone lacks the ability to do it on their own. […]

This smart prosthetic ankle adjusts to rough terrain

Prosthetic limbs are getting better and more personalized, but useful as they are, they’re still a far cry from the real thing. This new prosthetic ankle is a little closer than others, though: it moves on its own, adapting to its user’s gait and the surface on which it lands. Your ankle does a lot […]

AirPods to get Live Listen feature in iOS 12

Steven Aquino Contributor Share on Twitter Steven Aquino is a freelance tech writer and iOS accessibility expert. More posts by this contributor For Apple, this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day is all about education What Apple’s education announcements mean for accessibility Apple has one hardware-specific feature planned that wasn’t announced at Monday’s WWDC keynote. In […]

For Apple, this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day is all about education

Steven Aquino Contributor Share on Twitter Steven Aquino is a freelance tech writer and iOS accessibility expert. More posts by this contributor What Apple’s education announcements mean for accessibility At this month’s WWDC, Apple unveiled refined accessibility tools Following Apple’s education event in Chicago in March, I wrote about what the company’s announcements might mean for […]

Facebook’s accessibility ambitions

Facebook’s work around accessibility took center stage in 2016 when it launched something called automatic alt-text (AAT) for people using screen readers to identify what’s displayed. AAT uses object recognition technology to generate descriptions of photos on Facebook. But what Facebook deployed in 2016 represented the mere beginning of its efforts, Facebook Accessibility Specialist Matt […]