Category Archives: Visual Impairment

H.R. 3749: The Medicare Demonstration of Coverage for Low Vision Devices Act of 2013 – VisionAware Blog – VisionAware

iSpeech Guest blogger Mark Richert, Esq. is an attorney with extensive experience in public policy and governmental relations in the vision loss field and is the Director of the Public Policy Center of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB). The AFB Public Policy … Continue reading

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ViSee LVM-500 Portable Video Magnifier Reading Aide for Low Vision with 5 Inch Monitor and 15 Color Modes

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech  This 5” portable video magnifier is a handy aid to those dealing with low vision and macular degeneration. Small and compact, it can come to your aid anytime, anywhere. It magnifies from 4X to 32X on its LCD screen, … Continue reading

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DrawBraille Concept Is a Smartphone for the Blind 

iSpeech For many people, smartphones are an indispensable part of their lives: Email, games, music, a camera–all instantly accessible wherever you go. But not everyone can fully enjoy the benefits of a smartphone. For the visually impaired, a lot of … Continue reading

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Wear.Works : Wearable Haptic Navigation

korean text to speech Our first product, is a wearable haptic navigation device for the blind and visually impaired. It guides users to an end-destination using only vibration. WAYBAND communicates navigation information by using non-intrusive tactile feedback. Offloading this from … Continue reading

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OxSight uses augmented reality to aid the visually impaired | TechCrunch

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech One percent of the world’s population, approximately 70 million people, are blind. That is not a huge number when you think of it in terms of a potential use base for a consumer product, but it is massive when … Continue reading

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Augmented Ability: Assistive Technology Gets Smart | PCMag.com

http://www.ispeech.org When I walked into an Arlington, VA coffee shop to meet Candice Jordan, I felt the usual anxious vigilance I get when I’m looking for a person I’ve never met. People are usually great at producing obvious body-language signals … Continue reading

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Assistive Technologies Close Digital Divides for People with Visual Impairments | Institute of Museum and Library Services

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Grant Program Name: Grants to States FY 15 Amount for NJ Library TBBC: $1,733,539 Recipient: New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center “The one thing we have done at TBBC is to offer veterans the ability to read by … Continue reading

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Large-Print Bluetooth Mini Keyboards 

http://www.ispeech.org Large-Print Bluetooth Mini Keyboards The industry’s first large print Bluetooth keyboard designed for the Vision impaired and mature-aged Apple iPad and iPhone users. Now there is a way to type on a real keyboard with letters that are easy … Continue reading

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IBM’s Watson: Analyzing Data to Predict the Success of Guide Dog Puppies in Training

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speechIf there are two things that seem to be polar opposites, it’s the warm exuberance of puppies and the cold intelligence of a supercomputer like IBM’s Watson. At Guiding Eyes for the Blind in Yorktown Heights, New York, need has brought the two … Continue reading

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ELI – Android Apps on Google Play

http://www.ispeech.orghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYX8Bn-8UPM ELI is a personal assistant for the visually impaired that help identify objects. ELI is NOT a QR Code Scanner. ELI uses unique and special QR coded adhesive labels that do not limit the amount of voice recording that … Continue reading

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