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Google to launch new Android app

Google has announced it is developing an app it hopes will help blind and visually impaired people become more independent. The web giant said it is working on an Android app called Lookout, which gives users auditory cues as they encounter objects, text and people around them. It is designed to be used on a […]

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Government Probes Role Of Assistive Technology In Cutting Barriers To Work

The Work and Pensions Select Committee, which oversees the work of the Department for Work and Pensions, has launched an inquiry into assistive technology.The investigation will focus on the role that assistive tech can play in removing barriers to work and helping disabled people stay in work. The inquiry follows an earlier one that focused […]

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Orcam Demonstrations Edinburgh and Glasgow

The OrCam MyEye is a wearable device designed specifically for people who are blind or visually Impaired. Simple gestures prompt the device to read printed text, recognise friends, distinguish between money notes and other items and even distinguish different colours. The OrCam MyEye gives independence and privacy.Due to the OrCam‚Äôs discreet miniature size, not only […]

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