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Smithsonian museums are becoming more accessible in D.C. with the implementation of new tech for the visually impaired.
Using the Aira app, Smithsonian museum visitors who are blind or have low vision can now access an app that uses their smartphone cameras or special glasses to provide wayfinding information coupled with on-demand verbal descriptions of everything from individual objects to entire exhibitions. For more information, you can readRead More …
If you are a Google Pixel user, you can now download the Lookout App from the Google Play store. The app helps Visually Impaired users identify objects and read labels. Google Says: Google recommends wearing your Pixel device on a lanyard around your neck or keeping it in your frontRead More …
The MyEye 2 is a small device which uses AI to scan and read objects in front of the user. It features multiple languages and is small enough to clip on a pair of glasses. https://www.news.com.au/technology/gadgets/wearables/the-breakthrough-of-the-21st-century-how-this-product-changed-a-blind-womans-life/news-story/74f9881ed0f6f87a8797842bd982d1da
University of Iowa professor Kyle Rector has created an app which helps users stay in their lane while walking on a track. This is a difficult task even for those with good orientation and mobility skills. I can see this technology being used for great thigns in the future.