Innovation at the Paralympics: Introducing Blind Cap, the first technology-enabled swimming head cap

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Blind Cap, a silicone swimming head cap with a vibrating component developed by Samsung

In 1960, swimming became part of the programme of the Paralympic Games, and the technique used in the competitions has remained the same for the past 56 years. Swimming competitions for the blind do not differ much from those for athletes without disabilities, if not for two important aspects: the “tapping” The athletes’ coaches, equipped with a special stick that … Read More

5 (more) interesting things about braille

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5 more interesting things about braille

Our previous article about 10 Interesting Things About Braille was pretty popular so, today, we have decided to share with you 5 more interesting things on the tactile writing system for the blind. Here they are: 1) Pop stars and rappers discover braille. Pop music stars like Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar have recently decided to include braille messages in their … Read More

Four tips on accessibility to master, if you want be an ace webmaster

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As you can experience every day online, fully accessible websites are few and far between. Despite the increasing attention to accessible website design, even several government sites recently failed to comply with W3C accessibility standards. In the US, the Social Security Administration provides webmasters with a treasure trove of tips and best practices on accessible websites design, like: guidelines and … Read More

Finally, an accessible Kindle! But only for English speakers

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Finally Kindle, the e-book reader by Amazon, becomes accessible! Lighter, thinner, more ergonomic and now also available in white, the new Kindle, has all the features to be the perfect combination of ease of use and, above all, accessibility. With its latest device, Amazon adds Bluetooth technology, a first for Kindle devices. As reported by Fortune magazine, the new e-book … Read More

The Invisible Puzzle

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Today we focus on EveryWare Technologies, a small app developer targeting visually impaired users. They have already developed several useful apps like:     Light Detector, which allows to check if a light is turned on or off through an acoustic feedback;     iMove, which identifies a position and allows to customize the POI by recording a voice messages;     Math Melodies, which allows … Read More