Human Interest

Smart glasses to help blind people ‘see’ go on trial in Cambridge

Smart glasses to help blind people ‘see’ go on trial in Cambridge - The glasses are being tested by 30 visually impaired volunteers at a series of testing venues in Cambridge and Oxford, where they will navigate through specially constructed obstacle courses.

Braigo: A Braille printer made from Legos

Braigo: A Braille printer made from Legos - 12-year-old Shubham Banerjee from Santa Clara, California, has made a Braille printer out of Legos.

RPG dice for the visually impaired

RPG dice for the visually impaired - Jessica Goldsmith has put together a Kickstarter campaign for Braille dice - mainly so that her friend Bekah, who is visually impaired, can have a better experience when playing D&D with their group.

Georgia Institute of Technology showcases ‘Smart Gloves’ that help visually impaired grasp Braille

Georgia Institute of Technology showcases ‘Smart Gloves’ that help visually impaired grasp Braille - Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed the prototype of a pair of ‘smart gloves’ using which people (with or without visual impairments) can master Braille.

Blind musician at UW-Madison develops 3D sheet music for visually impaired children

Blind musician at UW-Madison develops 3D sheet music for visually impaired children - Yeaji Kim received her doctorate this month from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music. At the core of the dissertation that helped her earn a doctorate is the development of a tactile notation system that allows musicians with visual impairments to read music.

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