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Internet Explorer 11 Adds Better Accessibility Features For The Blind Internet Explorer 11 Adds Better Accessibility Features For The Blind

The blind and visually impaired are criminally overlooked as technology progresses. There’s been a few improvements to how computers behave to help those with visual impairments, but you could easily argue that not enough is being done to improve accessibility. …

Gun Permits given to Blind in Iowa Gun Permits given to Blind in Iowa
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Blind Iowa residents are not able to get a driver’s license, but can they carry a gun? Sure. Des Moines Register reports Iowa is allowing people who are legally blind permits that will allow them to carry firearms in public, …

Google Glass May Just Help The Blind ‘See’ Google Glass May Just Help The Blind ‘See’

What do you think of when you hear about Google Glass? Is it Google being stingy about porn and facial recognition, or is it about the potential for crazy augmented reality video games? There’s even more that Google Glass can …

Google Self-Driving Car Takes Blind Man To Taco Bell Google Self-Driving Car Takes Blind Man To Taco Bell
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Google uploaded a video of a self-driving car test, showing Steve Mahan, a legally blind man behind the wheel, and stopping at Taco Bell for a burrito. Google says in the video description, “We announced our self-driving car project in …

New Chrome Extension Helps the Blind Participate in Google+ Chat Hangouts New Chrome Extension Helps the Blind Participate in Google+ Chat Hangouts

Software Engineer, Mohamed Mansour, developed a new Chrome extension called Accessible Hangouts for Google+ that makes chatting in hangouts more feasible for the blind. In the following video Mansour demonstrates his technology by holdong a chat in hangout with Ken …

iPhone Loss Leaves Man Blind In Atlanta iPhone Loss Leaves Man Blind In Atlanta
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A Georgia Tech grad student found himself in a compromising position after he lost his smartphone. Vincent Martin is blind and his phone has special software that allows him to interact via voice recognition. Last friday he had to make …

To The Blind, The Internet Isn’t Always So User-Friendly To The Blind, The Internet Isn’t Always So User-Friendly
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When people self-congratulate about the Internet, they usually laud either the speed of communication or the bulk of information that it provides to people. One very big detail that is undoubtedly taken for granted, though, is the fact that Internet …

Amazon Working on Accessibility Features for Kindle
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Amazon is making some enhancements to its Kindle electronic reader, aimed at improving the reading experience for people who are blind, visually impaired, or dyslexic.

"Kindle is for anyone who loves to read—in fact, we’ve heard from thousands of vision-impaired customers and customers with learning disabilities over the past two years who have been helped tremendously by Kindle," said Amazon Kindle Vice President Ian Freed, Vice President.

Facebook Works with the Blind on Accessibility
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Have you ever tried to imagine what it would be like to use Facebook as a blind person? If not, try to do so. It’s not the easiest thing in the world is it?

Well, Facebook has been working with the American Foundation for the Blind to make it easier. A couple years ago, the AFB approached Facebook about making the social network more accessible to the blind and visually impaired.