Braille maps realized with 3D printing: how a college student accomplished the goal.

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Thanks to 3D printing Jason Kim, a young student of Rutgers’ School of Engineering along with his professor has designed sophisticated Braille maps to allow blind people navigate a local training center. The three 3D maps are for each floor at the Joseph Kohn Training Center (with the various indications of the premises) and the ultimate goal is to be … Read More

Linespace: the 3D-Printed Display that can help blind people to explore maps and images

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Linspace is a revolutionary 3D-Printed Display developed by Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam (Germany) that will allow blind people to have a spatial perception of maps and images. People with visual disabilities often use tactile displays to interact with computers, but this support is as effective as it comes to managing the text or the functionality of the operating system. … Read More

Touchable Memories: touch the memories thanks to 3D printing

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How can a memory become touchable? This is the question that has set the Pirate 3D team, a company that deals with printing and 3D printers, that gives an answer thanks to the social experiment called Touchable Memories. This initiative aims to raise awareness on the infinite possibilities of using technology to improve their lives. The photographs were faithfully reproduced … Read More

SmartVision: an ultra accessible smartphone designed for blind and visually impaired people

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We report an interesting article by Stefania Leone about the features of the SmartVison smartphone. It’s a mobile phone designed specifically for the needs of blind and visually impaired, with an hybrid interface and can be operated through the touch screen, the physical keyboard or integrated with voice commands.It includes a speech synthesizer, with male or female voice instead of … Read More

The use of assistive technology by blind and visually impaired

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Accessibility is an important issue and many companies are innovating to make it more intuitive and easy to manage products on the market. Technology must be available to everyone, but at the time, what are the technology and devices used by people with visual impairment? Better Windows or Apple? Android or iOS? To answer these questions NVApple decided to promote … Read More