This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Visual Aid Products and Information category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.
2018-06-11 : First Artificial Iris Gets FDA Approval : U.S. FDA approves a prosthetic iris a surgically implanted device to treat adults and children whose iris is missing or damaged due to a congenital condition called aniridia or other damage to the eye.
2018-01-04 : eSight Pledges to Make Blindness History by 2020 : eSight, creator of electronic glasses that allow legally blind to actually see, is spearheading unprecedented global effort to bring gift of sight to over 50 million people who struggle with vision loss.
2017-11-12 : Genetic Treatment for Blindness May Soon Be Possible : Patients who had lost their sight to an inherited retinal disease could see well enough to navigate a maze after being treated with a new gene therapy.
2017-05-05 : Student Creates First Synthetic Retina For Visually Impaired : Study could revolutionise bionic implant industry and development of less invasive technologies helping to treat degenerative eye conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa.
2017-03-02 : BrailleSense Polaris - Virtual Braille Tablet for the Blind : The new BrailleSense Polaris for the blind integrates a touch-sensitive Braille display with Miracast connectivity to the mainstream computer or tablet of your choice.
2017-01-14 : GuideSense Device Helps Visually Impaired Sense Their Environment : Wearable assistive device for the visually impaired enables them to sense their environment and move around more safely.
2017-01-05 : Aira Visual Interpreter for the Blind and Visually Impaired : Aira visual interpreter for visually impaired brings greater mobility, independence and self confidence to blind.
2016-11-25 : Smart Cane Concept Could Assist Blind and Visually Impaired : Researcher from University of Manchester has developed prototype tool that could help transform lives of the blind and visually impaired.
2016-10-28 : Wearable Artificial Vision Device May Help Legally Blind to Read : Artificial vision device may help people who are legally blind read, recognize faces, and accomplish everyday tasks with greater ease than traditional assistive reading devices.
2016-08-02 : Pennsylvania Libraries Expand Accessible Reading Opportunities : Pennsylvania Libraries partner with Benetech/Bookshare to expand accessible reading opportunities for patrons with print disabilities.
2016-07-13 : Sonar Glasses Obstacle Detection Device for Blind and Visually Impaired : Sonar Glasses mobility tool designed to increase safety and independence of blind and visually impaired, and to complement the white cane and guide dogs.
2016-05-11 : Orcam Device Worn on Eyeglasses Assists People with Low Vision : Miniature camera using OCR technology mounted on eyeglasses improves ability to read for legally blind.
2016-04-05 : Sight Isn't Required to Gesture : Adult speakers blind from birth also gesture when they talk, and these gestures resemble gestures of sighted adults speaking the same language.
2016-03-26 : Orbit Refreshable Braille Reader : The Orbit braille reader is the first ever affordable refreshable braille reader that is also portable.
2016-03-08 : Toyota Working on Wearable Mobility Device for Blind & Visually Impaired : Project BLAID device will help fill gaps left by canes, dogs and basic GPS devices by providing users with information about their surroundings.
2016-03-04 : NFB and Amazon to Improve Accessible Reading for Blind and Low-Vision Students : NFB and Amazon join forces to improve accessible reading experiences for students with vision disabilities.
2016-02-11 : Wearable Device to Guide Visually Impaired : Low-power chip processes 3-D camera data, could enable wearable device to guide the visually impaired.
2015-12-19 : Robotic Object Recognition to Aid Blind and Visually Impaired : Robotic device will help blind and visually impaired people navigate movable obstacles and assist in ability to pre-locate, pre-sense and grasp objects.
2015-10-30 : DaVinci Pro HD OCR Text-to-Speech for Visually Impaired : Enhanced Vision DaVinci Pro HD/OCR high definition electronic magnifier (CCTV) with full page text-to-speech HD 3-in-1 camera.
2015-10-27 : Seeing Sound: Device Helps Blind to See Using Auditory Signals : Crossmodal mappings intrinsic neural connections can be used by assistive devices to help the blind detect their environment.
2015-09-16 : Claria Zoom: Android App for Partially Sighted & Seniors : Information regarding Claria Zoom, the all-in-one Android application for elderly and partially sighted people.
2015-09-05 : Talking Scientific Calculator for Blind Students : Texas Instruments Orion TI-30XS MultiView is a fully accessible talking multi-line scientific calculator for students who are visually impaired.
2015-07-27 : OrCam: Technology for the Visually Impaired : OrCam is a glasses-mounted camera that will read text, describe objects, and identify faces for the blind.
2015-07-03 : ADAMAAS Assistive Glasses for Elderly & Disabled : ADAMAAS assistive glasses are particularly focused on aiding elderly or disabled people.
2015-03-24 : Bradley Timepiece: Watch for Vision Impaired : The Bradley timepiece is a tactile watch for people who experience vision loss as well as people who are sighted.
2015-03-19 : EnChroma Eyewear Lets Color Blind See Colors Indoors : EnChroma announce innovative new line of EnChroma Cx-65 eyewear for color blind indoor use.
2015-02-27 : VelaSense Wireless Technology Helps Vision Impaired : VelaSense is designed for people with any degree of visual impairment, from low vision to complete blindness.
2015-02-05 : New Smart Cameras Help People with Vision Disabilities : Visual Cortex on Silicon aims to create smart cameras that will replicate or even surpass abilities of human vision system.
2015-01-23 : Sonar Technology Aids People with Vision Disabilities : Device could be worn like a watch by a person with vision disability as a supplement to other aids like a cane or dog.
2014-12-08 : Refined Software for Readers with Vision Disabilities : Improving experience of people who are blind or have low vision who use iPads as touch based reading devices.
2014-12-07 : Call Center Technology for Employees with Vision Disability : TCN announce availability of Platform 3 VocalVision, a virtual call center technology for the visually impaired.
2014-11-26 : DIGIGLASSES Headsets for People with Vision Disabilities : 3D headset could help people who are blind or have low vision move around more safely and easily.
2014-11-12 : X1 Talks: Voice Guided TV Remote Control for Blind and Visually Impaired : Voice-enabled television user interface from Comcast for blind or visually impaired will revolutionize the way Xfinity TV customers navigate the X1 platform.
2014-11-12 : Medical Eye-Tracker May Bring Alternative Computer Vision and Assistive Technology to Forefront of Technology : Eye-tracking based solution helps people with significantly impaired mobility communicate needs and enjoy a more fulfilling life.
2014-11-10 : Navigation System for People with Vision Disability from Microsoft : Microsoft launches headset to help people who are blind or have low vision navigate around cities.
2014-10-20 : Electronic Eye Cane Enhances Mobility for the Blind : The EyeCane for the blind and visually impaired translates point-distance information into auditory and tactile cues after less than five minutes of training.
2014-08-11 : Enactive Torch Helps People with Vision Disabilities See Objects : Surprising research could lead to new ways to help the visually impaired better navigate everyday life.
2014-07-29 : Digital Reading System Assists Vision Impaired to Read Graphs : Dr Iain Murray and PhD student Azadeh Nazemi developed a digital reading system for people who are blind, allowing them to read graphical material.
2014-07-16 : Tactile Interface Technology for People with Vision Disabilities : Learning from the blind to effectively use multiple fingers and teach these strategies to sighted individuals who have recently lost vision or are using tactile displays.
2014-07-10 : Helping Seniors with Low Vision Maintain Independence : Tips from The American Academy of Ophthalmology for older adults with low vision on how to make the most of their remaining sight and keep their independence.
2014-06-06 : More Natural Artificial Vision for Retinal Prosthetic Devices : Stanford University in California working to improve visual technology by targeting specific cells in the retina that converts light into electrical activity.
2014-05-20 : eSight Eyewear Device Enables People with Vision Disabilities to See : eSight eyewear enhances whatever the user is looking at to maximize the effectiveness of the remaining eyesight.
2013-04-12 : Eyeglasses That Can Read to the Blind : Eyetalk are eyeglasses that could revolutionize lives of the blind enabling them to walk into a library pick up any book and read it.
2012-11-23 : Implant Projects Visual Braille on Eye Retina of Blind : Researchers stream braille patterns directly into a blind patients retina allowing him to read words accurately and quickly with an ocular neuro-prosthetic device.
2011-11-17 : Electroactive Polymer Full Screen Displays for The Blind : Development of a display system that would allow the blind to take full advantage of the Web and other computer applications.
2011-11-15 : En-Vision America - ScripTalk and I.D. Mate : En-Vision America is a company providing technology products focused on solving issues for people with visual impairments.
2011-10-06 : New Video Magnifier for Low-Vision Users : The i-loview portable video magnifier is a handheld portable device that enlarges text and objects for easier reading by vision impaired.
2011-09-20 : RoweBots Help the Blind See : ALIVIOS intelligent eye-wear brings significantly improved vision to people with eye diseases.
2010-12-16 : Create and Print Your Own Custom Eye Chart : VSP Vision Care website lets you create a custom eye chart with any message or letters you like.
2010-09-28 : Maker of Body Wash Products Packaged with Braille Donating Portion of Sales in Greater St. Louis To St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired : Cleanlogic Bath and Body Care products and accessories are noted for their packaging in Braille.
2010-08-19 : Read Naturally® Resources for Blind and Visually Impaired Students Now Available : Read Naturally announces release of Read Naturally Masters Edition (ME) Resources for Blind and Visually Impaired Students.
2010-06-21 : Putting Their Braille Skills to the Test : Sponsored by Braille Institute of America competition encourages blind children of all ages to fine-tune their braille skills.
2010-06-03 : Using the Tongue for Sight - Blind Man Sees With His Tongue : Blind soldier sees with tongue using BrainPort device that converts visual images into a series of electrical pulses.
2010-05-27 : Cambridge University Press Grants Worldwide Digital Rights to Bookshare : Bookshare is the worlds largest online accessible library for people with print disabilities.
2010-05-23 : How to Read an Eyeglasses Prescription : Understanding your eye glasses prescription will enable you to custom order the right lenses.
2010-03-31 : Bank of America Completes Installation of Talking ATMs : Visually impaired customers can now access more than 18000 Bank of America ATMs.
2010-03-29 : Full Screen Computer Braille Displays for the Blind : Full page Braille computer display to represent text and images as raised dots.
2010-03-10 : NFB Newspaper Service Offers More Digital Talking Book Player Compatibility : NFB-NEWSLINE® In Your Pocket is now compatible with two more digital talking book players.
2010-02-15 : English Course in Audio-Braille Format for Blind : Method of teaching English in a format named Audio-Braille for blind people.
2010-01-11 : Funding Shortage Threatens NFB-NEWSLINE for Blind and Print Disabled : Free service that provides independent access by print-disabled people to hundreds of local and national publications and TV listings.
2009-12-22 : New Digital Audio Books from Library for Blind and Physically Handicapped : Carnegie Library of Pittsburghs Library for Blind and Physically Handicapped digital audio books and digital players.
2009-10-19 : Talking Banknote Identifier for Blind : iBill is the worlds first Talking Banknote Identifier for the blind and the visually impaired.
2009-10-12 : Newspaper Service for the Blind Offers Over 300 Newspapers : Electronic newspaper service for blind and print-disabled Americans gives subscribers independent access to over 300 newspapers and magazines.
2009-09-18 : Mobile Phone Software Converts Text-to-speech from Digital Photo : CapturaTalk Windows mobile phone software to convert text-to-speech from a digital photograph.
2009-09-10 : Digital White Stick for Visually Impaired : New software tool to help the blind navigate through unfamiliar places.
2009-06-24 : Braille Facts: Information and Examples of Braille Writing : Information and examples of Braille a system of raised dots that represent letters of the alphabet used by persons with vision impairment includes the English alphabet written in Braille.
2009-06-11 : TextAloud Outperforms Traditional Screen Readers for Blind Welsh Educator : TextAloud is the leading Text to Speech software that allows any PC user to translate reading from screen to sound.
2009-05-25 : Free Audio Book Delivery - Talking Books for the Blind : Audio books can take blind peoples education one step forward by providing talking books.
2009-05-13 : Vision for iPhone and iPod Touch by AppZap : An article about the Vision for iPhone and iPod application by AppZap.
2009-03-31 : Eye Exercises Help Vision Problems : Eye exercises are used to treat a variety of vision disorders and treat convergence insufficiency using home-based therapy.
2009-02-17 : AFB Braille Teaching : Braille is used throughout the world by people who read a variety of languages.
2009-02-01 : Bookshare Online Books for Print and Vision Disabilities : Bookshare offers the largest selection of online books for people with print and vision disabilities.
2009-01-21 : Easy to Use Jitterbug Cell Phone for Seniors : Jitterbug cell phones feature large buttons and display screen and are easy to use for seniors and people with vision impairments.
2009-01-17 : Talking Color Detectors : Information on Talking Color Detectors or identifiers designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low or poor vision.
2009-01-17 : Hearing Impaired Clocks & Vibrating Watches : Information on hearing impaired alarm clocks and vibrating watches to help people with hearing loss includes medication time reminders.
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