Topic : vision impaired

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[Video] Detailed voice guidance comes to Google Maps

Accessibility| December 31, 2019

Google Maps is introducing detailed voice guidance built from the ground up by, and for, people with vision impairments. Follow Wakana as she uses the feature to navigate the streets of Tokyo with more comfort and confidence.

Public transit users can now ask Amazon's Alexa, "Where's my bus?"

Technology| December 30, 2019

A USF researcher utilized a new personalization feature for Alexa to upgrade the OneBusAway skill.

Mobility| December 26, 2019

RTC van donation helps local man regain independence, beat odds

The Southern Nevada-based agency donated a van to a local healthcare and human services nonprofit to help people like Deary.

Security and Safety | December 23, 2019

London testing electric bus sounds to improve road safety

When travelling above 12 mph, the bus will make enough noise that an alert is unnecessary.

Accessibility| December 12, 2019

Detectable Warning Systems releases new ADA-compliant products

The offerings provide advanced rigid composite material solutions with “tactile cues” for either cast-in-place or surface applied construction and safety applications.

November 20, 2019

Aiming to live and travel 'unimpeded' with a visual impairment

I was born with very poor eyesight, and by the time I turned 14, I traded in my poor eyesight for a long white cane and lessons in Braille.

Technology| May 6, 2019

MBTA program uses AI to deliver info to blind, low-vision users

Aira connects blind or low-vision users with highly trained sighted agents who provide visual information about the user’s surroundings.

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