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  33. <title>Accessibility Is Beautiful: Cerebral Palsy Foundation Campaign Focusses On Universal Design For Homes</title>
  34. <link>https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/05/unversal-design-for-homes.html</link>
  35. <comments>https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/05/unversal-design-for-homes.html#respond</comments>
  36. <pubDate>Mon, 20 May 2019 08:16:31 +0000</pubDate>
  37. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Venkat]]></dc:creator>
  38. <category><![CDATA[Cerebral Palsy]]></category>
  39. <category><![CDATA[Wheelchair]]></category>
  40. <category><![CDATA[accessibility]]></category>
  41. <category><![CDATA[home design]]></category>
  42. <category><![CDATA[inclusive design]]></category>
  43. <category><![CDATA[universal design]]></category>
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  46. <description><![CDATA[<p>We have heard quite a bit about universal design and accessibility recently but what do they look like when actually implemented in real life? To promote universal design in houses, the Cerebral Palsy Foundation recently launched a new campaign called &#8220;Accessibility Is Beautiful&#8221; that highlights some key aspects to be taken into consideration while designing a house that&#8217;s accessible to everyone, irrespective of age, ability or disability. The Foundation has launched a new mini video series that features three different families that built truly accessible homes in various locations &#8211; one in a Seattle suburb, another in a  seaside location in Mexico, and the third in a busy downtown location. All these houses have everything for everyone without screaming accessibility &#8211; in a truly universal design-esque fashion.  Along with the videos, the Foundation has also released a 40 page &#8220;Look book&#8221; that shows various facets of each house in the form of photographs and detailed descriptions, inspiring the rest of us on what universal design really means, and how important it is to consider each person&#8217;s requirements and tastes, and blend them into the final design. The end of the look book has a universal design checklist too that highlights [...]</p>
  47. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/05/unversal-design-for-homes.html">Accessibility Is Beautiful: Cerebral Palsy Foundation Campaign Focusses On Universal Design For Homes</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com">Assistive Technology Blog</a>.</p>
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  50. <p>We have heard quite a bit about <a href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/02/inclusive-design.html" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="universal design (opens in a new tab)">universal design</a> and accessibility recently but what do they look like when actually implemented in real life?</p>
  51.  
  52.  
  53.  
  54. <p>To promote universal design in houses, the <a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="Cerebral Palsy (opens in a new tab)" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2016/08/cerebral-palsy-stats-and-facts.html" target="_blank">Cerebral Palsy</a> Foundation recently launched a new campaign called &#8220;Accessibility Is Beautiful&#8221; that highlights some key aspects to be taken into consideration while designing a house that&#8217;s accessible to everyone, irrespective of age, ability or disability. The Foundation has launched a new mini video series that features three different families that built truly accessible homes in various locations &#8211; one in a Seattle suburb, another in a  seaside location in Mexico, and the third in a busy downtown location. All these houses have everything for everyone without screaming accessibility &#8211; in a truly universal design-esque fashion.  Along with the videos, the Foundation has also released a 40 page &#8220;Look book&#8221; that shows various facets of each house in the form of photographs and detailed descriptions, inspiring the rest of us on what universal design really means, and how important it is to consider each person&#8217;s requirements and tastes, and blend them into the final design. The end of the look book has a universal design checklist too that highlights necessary elements of a fully accessible house.</p>
  55.  
  56.  
  57.  
  58. <p>Check out the first of three videos from the mini series below. The second and third videos will be released on May 23rd and May 30th 2019 respectively. (keep an eye on the source link for those videos)</p>
  59.  
  60.  
  61.  
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  64. </div></figure>
  65.  
  66.  
  67.  
  68. <p>Take a peek at the Look book below or go to the source page to flip through the pages &#8220;magazine style&#8221;.</p>
  69.  
  70.  
  71. <a href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/AIB_Lookbook_Chubb_FINALPAGES.pdf" class="pdfemb-viewer" style="" data-width="max" data-height="max"  data-toolbar="bottom" data-toolbar-fixed="off">AIB_Lookbook_Chubb_FINALPAGES<br/></a>
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  73.  
  74.  
  75.  
  76. <p><em>Source: </em><a href="https://www.yourcpf.org/accessibilityisbeautiful/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="The Cerebral Palsy Foundation (opens in a new tab)">The Cerebral Palsy Foundation</a> via <a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="Best Brothers Group (opens in a new tab)" href="https://bbg.life/index.php/2019/05/18/the-cerebral-palsy-foundation-launches-new-universal-homes-accessibility-is-beautiful-initiative-best-brothers-group-of-companies/" target="_blank">Best Brothers Group</a></p>
  77. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/05/unversal-design-for-homes.html">Accessibility Is Beautiful: Cerebral Palsy Foundation Campaign Focusses On Universal Design For Homes</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com">Assistive Technology Blog</a>.</p>
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  83. <title>Microsoft&#8217;s Patent For Braille XBox Controller Is Exciting For Blind Gamers</title>
  84. <link>https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/05/xbox-braille-controller.html</link>
  85. <comments>https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/05/xbox-braille-controller.html#respond</comments>
  86. <pubDate>Mon, 13 May 2019 04:57:36 +0000</pubDate>
  87. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Venkat]]></dc:creator>
  88. <category><![CDATA[Video Games]]></category>
  89. <category><![CDATA[Vision]]></category>
  90.  
  91. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/?p=2635</guid>
  92. <description><![CDATA[<p>More recently, we have seen accessibility becoming more prominent in the gaming world. To make things a lot more accessible and easier, especially for visually impaired or blind gamers, Microsoft has filed for a patent design for a braille controller. This proposed controller will have paddles at the back that can be set up in various configurations. These paddles will be used to provide input using Braille as well as to receive output in the form of haptic feedback to the person holding the controller. The patent design doesn&#8217;t have a lot of details but this design obviously will revolutionize the way blind people interact with gaming console. Filed in August 2018, we are not sure if Microsoft will really make this patent a reality. If Microsoft doesn&#8217;t, others can, right? It is great inspiration for us to make every day objects accessible for blind people using Braille. Read more about the patent here. Source: Engadget</p>
  93. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/05/xbox-braille-controller.html">Microsoft&#8217;s Patent For Braille XBox Controller Is Exciting For Blind Gamers</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com">Assistive Technology Blog</a>.</p>
  94. ]]></description>
  95. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  96. <p>More recently, we have seen <a href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/02/inclusive-design.html" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="accessibility (opens in a new tab)">accessibility</a> becoming more prominent in the gaming world. To make things a lot more accessible and easier, especially for visually impaired or blind gamers, Microsoft has filed for a patent design for a braille controller. This proposed controller will have paddles at the back that can be set up in various configurations. These paddles will be used to provide input using Braille as well as to receive output in the form of haptic feedback to the person holding the controller.</p>
  97.  
  98.  
  99.  
  100. <p>The patent design
  101. doesn&#8217;t have a lot of details but this design obviously will revolutionize the
  102. way blind people interact with gaming console. Filed in August 2018, we are not
  103. sure if Microsoft will really make this patent a reality. If Microsoft doesn&#8217;t,
  104. others can, right? It is great inspiration for us to make every day objects
  105. accessible for blind people using Braille.</p>
  106.  
  107.  
  108.  
  109. <p>Read more about the patent <a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="here (opens in a new tab)" href="https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/58/0c/dc/91fad686e6bd6a/US20180214771A1.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>
  110.  
  111.  
  112.  
  113. <p><em>Source: </em><a href="https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/07/microsoft-patent-braille-controller/?fbclid=IwAR1Rd42CXdJDuDyfJ1YW3WcEgL0nYSRf9BGP1n-i3PZ4KXK4bfDAHymH_HM" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="Engadget (opens in a new tab)">Engadget</a></p>
  114. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/05/xbox-braille-controller.html">Microsoft&#8217;s Patent For Braille XBox Controller Is Exciting For Blind Gamers</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com">Assistive Technology Blog</a>.</p>
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  120. <title>Braille Legos Aim To Teach Blind Children How To Read</title>
  121. <link>https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/04/braille-legos.html</link>
  122. <comments>https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/04/braille-legos.html#comments</comments>
  123. <pubDate>Tue, 30 Apr 2019 11:58:26 +0000</pubDate>
  124. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Venkat]]></dc:creator>
  125. <category><![CDATA[Lego]]></category>
  126. <category><![CDATA[Vision]]></category>
  127. <category><![CDATA[blind]]></category>
  128. <category><![CDATA[braille]]></category>
  129. <category><![CDATA[braille legos]]></category>
  130. <category><![CDATA[legal blindness]]></category>
  131. <category><![CDATA[legally blind]]></category>
  132. <category><![CDATA[legos]]></category>
  133. <category><![CDATA[low vision]]></category>
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  135.  
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  137. <description><![CDATA[<p>&#8220;Audio can give you information, but it can&#8217;t give you literacy.&#8221; &#8211; Chris Danielsen for the National Federation of the Blind Even though Braille literacy is associated with better job outcomes, estimates suggest that only ten percent of blind children learn how to read Braille. This may soon change with a pilot project Lego launched recently.&#160; The project, Lego Braille Bricks, aims to teach Braille to children through Legos. Through this project, the lego bricks will repurpose the knobs on the top as Braille dots. The bricks will also have the letter, number or punctuation mark printed on them so that blind and sighted children can play together with them. Lego Braille Bricks is expected to be launched in 2020 in partnership with schools and associations for the blind. The number of children learning Braille has been on the decline because of many reasons. Various other assistive technologies like screen reader have also taken over. Over the years, audio has also been pushed as a substitute for Braille even though advocates say audio cannot teach critical skills like spelling and complex math. Children develop a natural affinity towards Legos and are very comfortable with them. This affinity can go a [...]</p>
  138. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/04/braille-legos.html">Braille Legos Aim To Teach Blind Children How To Read</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com">Assistive Technology Blog</a>.</p>
  139. ]]></description>
  140. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  141. <blockquote class="wp-block-quote"><p>&#8220;Audio can give you information, but it can&#8217;t give you literacy.&#8221; </p><cite>&#8211; Chris Danielsen for the National Federation of the Blind</cite></blockquote>
  142.  
  143.  
  144.  
  145. <p>Even though Braille
  146. literacy is associated with better job outcomes, estimates suggest that only
  147. ten percent of blind children learn how to read Braille. This may soon change
  148. with a pilot project Lego launched recently.&nbsp;
  149. The project, Lego Braille Bricks, aims to teach Braille to children
  150. through Legos. </p>
  151.  
  152.  
  153.  
  154. <p>Through this project, the lego bricks will repurpose the knobs on the top as Braille dots. The bricks will also have the letter, number or punctuation mark printed on them so that blind and sighted children can play together with them. Lego Braille Bricks is expected to be launched in 2020 in partnership with schools and associations for the blind.</p>
  155.  
  156.  
  157.  
  158. <p>The number of children learning Braille has been on the decline because of many reasons. Various <a href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/04/elia.html" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="other assistive technologies (opens in a new tab)">other assistive technologies</a> like screen reader have also taken over. Over the years, audio has also been pushed as a substitute for Braille even though advocates say audio cannot teach critical skills like spelling and complex math. Children develop a natural affinity towards Legos and are very comfortable with them.  This affinity can go a long way in helping them learn Braille quickly and in a very fun way.</p>
  159.  
  160.  
  161.  
  162. <p>Watch the video below to learn more about Braille Legos. How useful do you think these Legos will be for blind and visually impaired children? Let us know in the comments below.</p>
  163.  
  164.  
  165.  
  166. <figure class="wp-block-embed-youtube wp-block-embed is-type-video is-provider-youtube wp-embed-aspect-16-9 wp-has-aspect-ratio"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper">
  167. <iframe class='youtube-player' type='text/html' width='640' height='360' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/zrbGr6janwg?version=3&#038;rel=1&#038;fs=1&#038;autohide=2&#038;showsearch=0&#038;showinfo=1&#038;iv_load_policy=1&#038;wmode=transparent' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;'></iframe>
  168. </div></figure>
  169.  
  170.  
  171.  
  172. <p><em>Source:</em><a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label=" NY Times (opens in a new tab)" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/27/health/lego-braille-bricks.html?fbclid=IwAR2wIshMlmcdRRldvn4yyvT4Tght2c6YbveiMiEZW5kG3c9KQLm1Mbd0V-8" target="_blank">NY Times</a></p>
  173. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/04/braille-legos.html">Braille Legos Aim To Teach Blind Children How To Read</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com">Assistive Technology Blog</a>.</p>
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  179. <title>ELIA Is An Alternative to Braille That Wants To Change How Blind People Read</title>
  180. <link>https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/04/elia.html</link>
  181. <comments>https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/04/elia.html#respond</comments>
  182. <pubDate>Mon, 22 Apr 2019 04:31:24 +0000</pubDate>
  183. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Venkat]]></dc:creator>
  184. <category><![CDATA[Vision]]></category>
  185.  
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  187. <description><![CDATA[<p>Braille is the de facto language when it comes to printing documents for blind people. This dot based system has been around for more than 200 years, and has proved to be extremely crucial in bringing literacy, independence and employment to blind people. However, one problem with Braille is that less than 1% of blind people can read it. Moreover, people who lose sight later in their lives either don&#8217;t learn Braille or struggle to learn it. To curtail the limitations that come with Braille, Andrew Chepaitis, a former equity research analyst, has created ELIA (Education, Literacy, Independence for All), a new system/font for blind people. ELIA Formation ELIA has two basic components to it &#8211; an outer frame that&#8217;s made of circle, semi circle, square and house, and interior elements that form the characteristics of standard alphabet letters. A-D are in a semi circle, O-S in a circle, and the rest are boxed in a square outer frame. These letters look very similar to the standard English alphabet letters, and a new user can learn this system in less than 3 hours, as compared to months of rigorous learning that Braille demands. Availability ELIA is available as a free [...]</p>
  188. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/04/elia.html">ELIA Is An Alternative to Braille That Wants To Change How Blind People Read</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com">Assistive Technology Blog</a>.</p>
  189. ]]></description>
  190. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  191. <p>Braille is the de facto language when it comes to printing documents for blind people. This dot based system has been around for more than 200 years, and has proved to be extremely crucial in <a href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2017/06/tactile-converts-text-braille.html" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="bringing literacy (opens in a new tab)">bringing literacy</a>, independence and employment to blind people. However, one problem with Braille is that less than 1% of blind people can read it. Moreover, people who lose sight later in their lives either don&#8217;t learn Braille or struggle to learn it. </p>
  192.  
  193.  
  194.  
  195. <p>To curtail the limitations that come with Braille, Andrew Chepaitis, a former equity research analyst, has created ELIA (Education, Literacy, Independence for All), a new system/font for blind people. </p>
  196.  
  197.  
  198.  
  199. <h2>ELIA Formation</h2>
  200.  
  201.  
  202.  
  203. <p>ELIA has two basic components to it &#8211; an outer frame that&#8217;s made of circle, semi circle, square and house, and interior elements that form the characteristics of standard alphabet letters. A-D are in a semi circle, O-S in a circle, and the rest are boxed in a square outer frame. These letters look very similar to the standard English alphabet letters, and a new user can learn this system in less than 3 hours, as compared to months of rigorous learning that Braille demands. </p>
  204.  
  205.  
  206.  
  207. <h2>Availability</h2>
  208.  
  209.  
  210.  
  211. <p>ELIA is available as a <a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="free download (opens in a new tab)" href="http://www.elialife.com/index.html" target="_blank">free download</a>, and can also be  used as a tactile keyboard cover so a user can learn it easily and type faster. It is also in talks with Hewlett-Packard to develop a printer that will allow users to print tactile text on paper.</p>
  212.  
  213.  
  214.  
  215. <figure class="wp-block-image"><img data-attachment-id="2558" data-permalink="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/04/elia.html/elia-tactile-keyboard-cover" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/elia-tactile-keyboard-cover.jpg?fit=680%2C453&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="680,453" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="elia tactile keyboard cover" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/elia-tactile-keyboard-cover.jpg?fit=300%2C200&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/elia-tactile-keyboard-cover.jpg?fit=680%2C453&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/elia-tactile-keyboard-cover.jpg?ssl=1" alt="ELIA tactile keyboard cover shown laid over a regular keyboard." class="wp-image-2558" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/elia-tactile-keyboard-cover.jpg?w=680&amp;ssl=1 680w, https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/elia-tactile-keyboard-cover.jpg?resize=300%2C200&amp;ssl=1 300w" sizes="(max-width: 680px) 100vw, 680px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></figure>
  216.  
  217.  
  218.  
  219. <p>However, not everything is rosy for ELIA. The US National Federation of the Blind thinks that ELIA will slow people down especially because tracing the outer frames will require more time. Chepaitis is not too worried about this concern though, and thinks that eventually the NFB will warm up to ELIA. Whether it&#8217;s a practical system or not is a different story but one must applaud the efforts of Chepaitis and his team to overhaul an existing system to make learning and independence available to a much larger audience.</p>
  220.  
  221.  
  222.  
  223. <p>Watch the video below to learn more about ELIA.</p>
  224.  
  225.  
  226.  
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  229. </div></figure>
  230.  
  231.  
  232.  
  233. <p>Interested in quickly learning this new system? <a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="Try it out (opens in a new tab)" href="http://www.theeliaidea.com/elia-frames2/" target="_blank">Try it out</a> yourself!</p>
  234.  
  235.  
  236.  
  237. <p>See how ELIA compares to Roman and Braille letters:</p>
  238.  
  239.  
  240.  
  241. <figure class="wp-block-image"><img data-attachment-id="2561" data-permalink="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/04/elia.html/elia-roman-and-braille" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/elia-roman-and-braille.png?fit=680%2C408&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="680,408" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="elia roman and braille" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/elia-roman-and-braille.png?fit=300%2C180&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/elia-roman-and-braille.png?fit=680%2C408&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/elia-roman-and-braille.png?ssl=1" alt="photo shows comparison of elia, braille and roman letters. LEtters from all three systems are placed under each other." class="wp-image-2561" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/elia-roman-and-braille.png?w=680&amp;ssl=1 680w, https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/elia-roman-and-braille.png?resize=300%2C180&amp;ssl=1 300w" sizes="(max-width: 680px) 100vw, 680px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></figure>
  242.  
  243.  
  244.  
  245. <p><em>Source: </em><a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="99U (opens in a new tab)" href="https://99u.adobe.com/articles/59105/this-is-what-truly-inclusive-design-looks-like-today" target="_blank">99U</a>, <a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="Kickstarter (opens in a new tab)" href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1693918890/eliathe-worlds-most-intuitive-tactile-reading-syst?ref=474487&amp;token=ca31a766" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a></p>
  246.  
  247.  
  248.  
  249. <p><em>Website</em>: <a href="http://www.elialife.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="http://www.elialife.com/ (opens in a new tab)">http://www.elialife.com/</a></p>
  250. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/04/elia.html">ELIA Is An Alternative to Braille That Wants To Change How Blind People Read</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com">Assistive Technology Blog</a>.</p>
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  255. <item>
  256. <title>Autism @ Work Playbook Shows Employers How To Hire People On Autism Spectrum</title>
  257. <link>https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/04/autism-at-work.html</link>
  258. <comments>https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/04/autism-at-work.html#respond</comments>
  259. <pubDate>Mon, 08 Apr 2019 04:13:10 +0000</pubDate>
  260. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Venkat]]></dc:creator>
  261. <category><![CDATA[Autism]]></category>
  262. <category><![CDATA[Microsoft]]></category>
  263. <category><![CDATA[autism]]></category>
  264. <category><![CDATA[autism spectrum]]></category>
  265. <category><![CDATA[career]]></category>
  266. <category><![CDATA[hiring]]></category>
  267. <category><![CDATA[interview]]></category>
  268. <category><![CDATA[microsoft]]></category>
  269.  
  270. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/?p=2502</guid>
  271. <description><![CDATA[<p>80% of people on the Autism spectrum are unemployed or underemployed. Microsoft took a huge initiative a few years ago to start hiring people on the spectrum for technical jobs. To encourage other organizations to do the same, Microsoft, in collaboration with the University of Washington Information School, came up with the Autism @ Work Playbook. This playbook is meant as a guide for any employer who is interested in starting or expanding their inclusive hiring program and hire people with Autism. This guide shows an employer how to plan the hiring process by answering some fundamental like &#8220;why are we doing this?&#8221;, &#8220;where do we start&#8221; and many others to make the program effective and successful. The playbook lays down all aspects required for inclusive hiring, and also shows how other big companies made their case for inclusive hiring. Autism_At_Work_Playbook_Final_02112019 On April 23rd, Microsoft will be hosting its &#8220;Autism at Work Virtual Career Fair&#8221; from 1 &#8211; 3 PM PDT. Watch the video below to see the hiring process for people with Autism at Microsoft. Source: Microsoft Accessibility Blog</p>
  272. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/04/autism-at-work.html">Autism @ Work Playbook Shows Employers How To Hire People On Autism Spectrum</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com">Assistive Technology Blog</a>.</p>
  273. ]]></description>
  274. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  275. <p>80% of people on the <a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="Autism spectrum (opens in a new tab)" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2017/07/introductory-autism.html" target="_blank">Autism spectrum</a> are unemployed or underemployed. Microsoft took a huge initiative a few years ago to start <a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="hiring people on the spectrum (opens in a new tab)" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2017/01/microsofts-inclusive-culture-provides-many-opportunities-to-people-with-disabilities.html" target="_blank">hiring people on the spectrum</a> for technical jobs. To encourage other organizations to do the same, Microsoft, in collaboration with the University of Washington Information School, came up with the <a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="Autism @ Work Playbook (opens in a new tab)" href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/disabilityin-bulk/2019/Autism_At_Work_Playbook_Final_02112019.pdf" target="_blank">Autism @ Work Playbook</a>. This playbook is meant as a guide for any employer who is interested in starting or expanding their inclusive hiring program and <a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="hire people with Autism (opens in a new tab)" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2017/11/luv-michael-employment-autism.html" target="_blank">hire people with Autism</a>. </p>
  276.  
  277.  
  278.  
  279. <p>This guide shows an employer how to plan the hiring process by answering some fundamental like &#8220;why are we doing this?&#8221;, &#8220;where do we start&#8221; and many others to make the program effective and successful. The playbook lays down all aspects required for inclusive hiring, and also shows how other big companies made their case for inclusive hiring.</p>
  280.  
  281.  
  282. <a href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Autism_At_Work_Playbook_Final_02112019.pdf" class="pdfemb-viewer" style="" data-width="max" data-height="max"  data-toolbar="bottom" data-toolbar-fixed="off">Autism_At_Work_Playbook_Final_02112019<br/></a>
  283. <p class="wp-block-pdfemb-pdf-embedder-viewer"></p>
  284.  
  285.  
  286.  
  287. <p>On April 23rd, Microsoft will be hosting its &#8220;<a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="Autism at Work Virtual Career Fair (opens in a new tab)" href="https://www.careereco.com/Fair/EventDetails?fairId=231d0942-ed35-4c6d-9811-a9ec015f7312" target="_blank">Autism at Work Virtual Career Fair</a>&#8221; from 1 &#8211; 3 PM PDT.  </p>
  288.  
  289.  
  290.  
  291. <p>Watch the video below to see the hiring process for people with Autism at Microsoft.</p>
  292.  
  293.  
  294.  
  295. <figure class="wp-block-embed-youtube wp-block-embed is-type-video is-provider-youtube wp-embed-aspect-16-9 wp-has-aspect-ratio"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper">
  296. <iframe class='youtube-player' type='text/html' width='640' height='360' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/OrvBAMHbzmk?version=3&#038;rel=1&#038;fs=1&#038;autohide=2&#038;showsearch=0&#038;showinfo=1&#038;iv_load_policy=1&#038;wmode=transparent' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;'></iframe>
  297. </div></figure>
  298.  
  299.  
  300.  
  301. <p><em>Source: </em><a href="https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/accessibility/2019/04/02/sharing-our-learnings-on-world-autism-awareness-day/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="Microsoft Accessibility Blog (opens in a new tab)">Microsoft Accessibility Blog</a></p>
  302. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/04/autism-at-work.html">Autism @ Work Playbook Shows Employers How To Hire People On Autism Spectrum</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com">Assistive Technology Blog</a>.</p>
  303. ]]></content:encoded>
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  307. <item>
  308. <title>ThisAbles.com Is Ikea&#8217;s New Project That Makes Its Existing Products Accessible</title>
  309. <link>https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/03/ikea-thisables.html</link>
  310. <comments>https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/03/ikea-thisables.html#respond</comments>
  311. <pubDate>Mon, 01 Apr 2019 04:11:28 +0000</pubDate>
  312. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Venkat]]></dc:creator>
  313. <category><![CDATA[Motor Skills]]></category>
  314. <category><![CDATA[Vision]]></category>
  315. <category><![CDATA[Wheelchair]]></category>
  316. <category><![CDATA[blind]]></category>
  317. <category><![CDATA[furniture]]></category>
  318. <category><![CDATA[ikea]]></category>
  319. <category><![CDATA[legal blindness]]></category>
  320. <category><![CDATA[legally blind]]></category>
  321. <category><![CDATA[low tech]]></category>
  322. <category><![CDATA[low tech assistive technology]]></category>
  323. <category><![CDATA[low vision]]></category>
  324. <category><![CDATA[motor skills]]></category>
  325. <category><![CDATA[wheelchair]]></category>
  326.  
  327. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/?p=2476</guid>
  328. <description><![CDATA[<p>In order to help people with disabilities use its products much more comfortably and independently, and to foray into inclusion, Ikea recently launched the &#8220;ThisAbles&#8221; project that includes a line of low tech assistive technology devices that bridges gaps between existing Ikea products and the needs of people with disabilities. These products, like the Mega Switch that can be used to turn on and off a lamp without the need for precise use of fingers, can be easily printed by consumers on a 3D printer at their own convenience. There are 13 such products available that cater to people with disabilities related to vision, mobility and hand functions. Visit ThisAbles.com for more information and to learn about these new developments as well as existing products suitable for people with disabilities. Make sure to watch these quick videos to see some of the products in action.</p>
  329. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/03/ikea-thisables.html">ThisAbles.com Is Ikea&#8217;s New Project That Makes Its Existing Products Accessible</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com">Assistive Technology Blog</a>.</p>
  330. ]]></description>
  331. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  332. <p>In order to help people with disabilities use its products much more comfortably and independently, and to foray into <a href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/02/inclusive-design.html" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="inclusion (opens in a new tab)">inclusion</a>, Ikea recently launched the &#8220;<a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="ThisAbles (opens in a new tab)" href="https://thisables.com/en/" target="_blank">ThisAbles</a>&#8221; project that includes a line of low tech assistive technology devices that bridges gaps between existing Ikea products and the needs of people with disabilities. These products, like the Mega Switch that can be used to turn on and off a lamp without the need for precise use of fingers, can be easily printed by consumers on a 3D printer at their own convenience. There are <a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="13 such products (opens in a new tab)" href="https://thisables.com/en/new-developments/" target="_blank">13 such products</a> available that cater to people with disabilities related to vision, mobility and hand functions. </p>
  333.  
  334.  
  335.  
  336. <p>Visit ThisAbles.com for more information and to learn about these new developments as well as existing products suitable for people with disabilities.</p>
  337.  
  338.  
  339.  
  340. <figure class="wp-block-embed-youtube wp-block-embed is-type-video is-provider-youtube wp-embed-aspect-16-9 wp-has-aspect-ratio"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper">
  341. <iframe class='youtube-player' type='text/html' width='640' height='360' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/a0PA_VpLlDw?version=3&#038;rel=1&#038;fs=1&#038;autohide=2&#038;showsearch=0&#038;showinfo=1&#038;iv_load_policy=1&#038;start=8&#038;wmode=transparent' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;'></iframe>
  342. </div></figure>
  343.  
  344.  
  345.  
  346. <p>Make sure to watch these quick videos to see some of the products in action.</p>
  347.  
  348.  
  349.  
  350. <figure class="wp-block-embed-youtube wp-block-embed is-type-video is-provider-youtube wp-embed-aspect-16-9 wp-has-aspect-ratio"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper">
  351. <iframe class='youtube-player' type='text/html' width='640' height='360' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PLjX1z9Buc8Iw6j3PLkcf1bJTGGIXBa1EB&#038;hl=en_US' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;'></iframe>
  352. </div></figure>
  353. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/03/ikea-thisables.html">ThisAbles.com Is Ikea&#8217;s New Project That Makes Its Existing Products Accessible</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com">Assistive Technology Blog</a>.</p>
  354. ]]></content:encoded>
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  358. <item>
  359. <title>ADA Is A Robot Arm That Feeds People With Mobility Issues</title>
  360. <link>https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/03/ada-robot-arm.html</link>
  361. <comments>https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/03/ada-robot-arm.html#respond</comments>
  362. <pubDate>Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:12:53 +0000</pubDate>
  363. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Venkat]]></dc:creator>
  364. <category><![CDATA[Amputee]]></category>
  365. <category><![CDATA[Mobility]]></category>
  366. <category><![CDATA[Motor Skills]]></category>
  367. <category><![CDATA[Wheelchair]]></category>
  368. <category><![CDATA[amputee]]></category>
  369. <category><![CDATA[feeding]]></category>
  370. <category><![CDATA[motor skills]]></category>
  371. <category><![CDATA[robotic arm]]></category>
  372. <category><![CDATA[wheelchair]]></category>
  373.  
  374. <guid isPermaLink="false">http://assistivetechnologyblog.com/?p=2443</guid>
  375. <description><![CDATA[<p>A large number of people across the world are unable to feed themselves because of mobility issues and amputation, and, for the most part, have to depend on a caretaker to get fed. Thanks to some researchers at Washington University, a robotic arm may be coming into their lives to change the way they are fed. ADA (Assistive Dexterous Arm) is a robotic arm that can be attached to a motorized wheelchair. One specialty of ADA is that it can feed a person with mobility issues without having to depend on someone else. Once activated, the first thing ADA does is pick up a custom, 3D printed fork docked on the side of the wheelchair. Next, thanks to a couple of special algorithms built for it, ADA&#8217;s camera scans the plate and tells the arm how to pick it. Once the food is picked, the arm moves and rotates, and brings the food close the user&#8217;s mouth so they can bite it. ADA&#8217;s Mechanism Eating food with a fork seems like a very trivial task to humans but for a robot, it is perhaps one of the most difficult things it may have to deal with! Humans naturally adapt their [...]</p>
  376. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/03/ada-robot-arm.html">ADA Is A Robot Arm That Feeds People With Mobility Issues</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com">Assistive Technology Blog</a>.</p>
  377. ]]></description>
  378. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  379. <p>A large number of people across the world are unable to feed themselves because of mobility issues and amputation, and, for the most part, have to depend on a caretaker to get fed. Thanks to some researchers at Washington University, a robotic arm may be coming into their lives to <a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="change the way they are fed (opens in a new tab)" href="http://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2012/05/paralyzed-woman-steers-robotic-arms.html" target="_blank">change the way they are fed</a>.</p>
  380.  
  381.  
  382.  
  383. <p>ADA (Assistive Dexterous Arm) is a <a href="http://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2014/10/prosthetic-hand-lets-amputees-feel.html" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="robotic arm (opens in a new tab)">robotic arm</a> that can be attached to a motorized wheelchair. One specialty of ADA is that it can feed a person with mobility issues without having to depend on someone else. Once activated, the first thing ADA does is pick up a custom, 3D printed fork docked on the side of the wheelchair. Next, thanks to a couple of special algorithms built for it, ADA&#8217;s camera scans the plate and tells the arm how to pick it. Once the food is picked, the arm moves and rotates, and brings the food close the user&#8217;s mouth so they can bite it. </p>
  384.  
  385.  
  386.  
  387. <h2>ADA&#8217;s Mechanism</h2>
  388.  
  389.  
  390.  
  391. <p>Eating food with a
  392. fork seems like a very trivial task to humans but for a robot, it is perhaps
  393. one of the most difficult things it may have to deal with! Humans naturally
  394. adapt their approach to accommodate shape and size of food items they are
  395. dealing with, however, a robot needs to understand the size, type, and texture
  396. of foods they are dealing with. For example, if ADA is picking up a slice of
  397. banana, it may have to prick it with its fork at an angle so that the banana
  398. doesn’t just slide off the fork. Similarly, to pick a long piece of celery or
  399. baby carrot may require&nbsp; have to be
  400. first, pricked at an end and not the middle, and second, placed in front of the
  401. user&#8217;s mouth in such a way that it&#8217;s easy for them to bite it. Several factors
  402. are in play here &#8211; shape, size, texture, hardness &#8211; that determine how it
  403. should be dealt with by the robot. Some questions that need to be answered in
  404. such scenarios are how much force should be applied to pick up food without
  405. dropping it? How should the fork be rotated? Do some foods require more force
  406. than others to be gripped perfectly? </p>
  407.  
  408.  
  409.  
  410. <p>ADA seems to answer all these questions very well. Thanks to its arm mounted camera, ADA can also adjust to head movement of the user. If the plate is empty or the user indicates they&#8217;ve eaten enough, ADA moves the arm away and puts the fork back into its dock. The video below shows a great demonstration of how ADA works, and how much effort and thought has gone into its design.</p>
  411.  
  412.  
  413.  
  414. <figure class="wp-block-embed-youtube wp-block-embed is-type-video is-provider-youtube wp-embed-aspect-16-9 wp-has-aspect-ratio"><div data-carousel-extra='{"blog_id":1,"permalink":"https:\/\/assistivetechnologyblog.com\/2019\/03\/ada-robot-arm.html"}' class="wp-block-embed__wrapper">
  415. <iframe class='youtube-player' type='text/html' width='640' height='360' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/t2eO4CD-0WY?version=3&#038;rel=1&#038;fs=1&#038;autohide=2&#038;showsearch=0&#038;showinfo=1&#038;iv_load_policy=1&#038;wmode=transparent' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;'></iframe>
  416. </div></figure>
  417.  
  418.  
  419.  
  420. <p>Interested in learning more about ADA? You can read the <a href="https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8624330" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="published article (opens in a new tab)">published article</a> and also watch a <a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="series of videos (opens in a new tab)" href="https://personalrobotics.cs.washington.edu/videos/" target="_blank">series of videos</a> that show how ADA was tested with human subjects, like this one:</p>
  421.  
  422.  
  423.  
  424. <figure class="wp-block-embed-youtube wp-block-embed is-type-video is-provider-youtube wp-embed-aspect-16-9 wp-has-aspect-ratio"><div data-carousel-extra='{"blog_id":1,"permalink":"https:\/\/assistivetechnologyblog.com\/2019\/03\/ada-robot-arm.html"}' class="wp-block-embed__wrapper">
  425. <iframe class='youtube-player' type='text/html' width='640' height='360' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/rK5jau8jBaM?version=3&#038;rel=1&#038;fs=1&#038;autohide=2&#038;showsearch=0&#038;showinfo=1&#038;iv_load_policy=1&#038;wmode=transparent' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;'></iframe>
  426. </div></figure>
  427.  
  428.  
  429.  
  430. <p><em>Source: </em><a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="Futurism (opens in a new tab)" href="https://futurism.com/autonomous-robot-arm-feeds-people/" target="_blank">Futurism</a></p>
  431.  
  432.  
  433.  
  434. <p><em>Images source: </em></p>
  435.  
  436.  
  437.  
  438. <p>Image Gallery: <a href="https://newatlas.com/autonomous-robot-arm-feeding/58844/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="New Atlas (opens in a new tab)">New Atlas</a></p>
  439.  
  440.  
  441.  
  442. <ul data-carousel-extra='{"blog_id":1,"permalink":"https:\/\/assistivetechnologyblog.com\/2019\/03\/ada-robot-arm.html"}' class="wp-block-gallery columns-3 is-cropped"><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img data-attachment-id="2444" data-permalink="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/03/ada-robot-arm.html/ada-robot-arm-4" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-4.jpg?fit=1000%2C563&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1000,563" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="ada-robot-arm-4" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-4.jpg?fit=300%2C169&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-4.jpg?fit=1000%2C563&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-4.jpg" alt="ADA seen pricking a strawberry with a fork" data-id="2444" data-link="http://assistivetechnologyblog.com/?attachment_id=2444" class="wp-image-2444" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-4.jpg?w=1000&amp;ssl=1 1000w, https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-4.jpg?resize=300%2C169&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-4.jpg?resize=768%2C432&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-4.jpg?resize=310%2C174&amp;ssl=1 310w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></figure></li><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img data-attachment-id="2447" data-permalink="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/03/ada-robot-arm.html/ada-robot-arm-1" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-1.jpg?fit=1000%2C563&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1000,563" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="ada-robot-arm-1" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-1.jpg?fit=300%2C169&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-1.jpg?fit=1000%2C563&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-1.jpg" alt="ADA points the fork with a strawberry in its prongs right in front of a user's mouth." data-id="2447" data-link="http://assistivetechnologyblog.com/?attachment_id=2447" class="wp-image-2447" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-1.jpg?w=1000&amp;ssl=1 1000w, https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-1.jpg?resize=300%2C169&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-1.jpg?resize=768%2C432&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-1.jpg?resize=310%2C174&amp;ssl=1 310w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></figure></li><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img data-attachment-id="2445" data-permalink="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/03/ada-robot-arm.html/ada-robot-arm-3" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-3.jpg?fit=1000%2C563&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1000,563" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="ada-robot-arm-3" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-3.jpg?fit=300%2C169&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-3.jpg?fit=1000%2C563&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-3.jpg" alt="This photo shows a plate of fruits with ADA's fork in one of the fruit pieces. Right next to it is an overlayed graph that plots force needed over time" data-id="2445" data-link="http://assistivetechnologyblog.com/?attachment_id=2445" class="wp-image-2445" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-3.jpg?w=1000&amp;ssl=1 1000w, https://i1.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-3.jpg?resize=300%2C169&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i1.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-3.jpg?resize=768%2C432&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-3.jpg?resize=310%2C174&amp;ssl=1 310w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></figure></li><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img data-attachment-id="2446" data-permalink="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/03/ada-robot-arm.html/ada-robot-arm-2" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-2.jpg?fit=1000%2C563&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1000,563" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="ada-robot-arm-2" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-2.jpg?fit=300%2C169&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-2.jpg?fit=1000%2C563&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-2.jpg" alt="This photo shows the haptic sensor of ADA that determines how much force is needed to grab a food item with a fork." data-id="2446" data-link="http://assistivetechnologyblog.com/?attachment_id=2446" class="wp-image-2446" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-2.jpg?w=1000&amp;ssl=1 1000w, https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-2.jpg?resize=300%2C169&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-2.jpg?resize=768%2C432&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/assistivetechnologyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ada-robot-arm-2.jpg?resize=310%2C174&amp;ssl=1 310w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></figure></li></ul>
  443. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/03/ada-robot-arm.html">ADA Is A Robot Arm That Feeds People With Mobility Issues</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com">Assistive Technology Blog</a>.</p>
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  448. <item>
  449. <title>Free Online 3D Printing Class For Assistive Technology</title>
  450. <link>https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/03/free-3d-print-class.html</link>
  451. <comments>https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/03/free-3d-print-class.html#respond</comments>
  452. <pubDate>Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:36:32 +0000</pubDate>
  453. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Venkat]]></dc:creator>
  454. <category><![CDATA[3D Printing]]></category>
  455. <category><![CDATA[3d print]]></category>
  456. <category><![CDATA[3d printer]]></category>
  457. <category><![CDATA[3d printing]]></category>
  458. <category><![CDATA[inclusive design]]></category>
  459. <category><![CDATA[prototypes]]></category>
  460.  
  461. <guid isPermaLink="false">http://assistivetechnologyblog.com/?p=2415</guid>
  462. <description><![CDATA[<p>In order to encourage people, especially students at schools to develop 3D printed assistive technology solutions, PrintLab, a UK based 3D printing curriculum and global distributor has just released a free course that will allow anyone to solve real world problems for people with disabilities. A majority of people living with disabilities use some kind of aid or assistive device on a daily basis to be more independent. In a lot of cases, assistive technology solutions are extremely expensive, and many of these solutions are not even customized for individual users. More recently, 3D printing has helped break these barriers by helping create cost effective solutions tailored for specific users. The course consists of 5 lessons that involve case studies, CAD tutorial videos, hands on activity, and a team activity that involves identifying a user and brainstorming challenges the user faces. After the brainstorming, unique concept designs are developed and a 3D prototype is manufactured and tested. Successful models may be requested by people with disabilities and even manufactured by schools or local makers. Check out video below and source link for more details. Source:Manufactur3d</p>
  463. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/03/free-3d-print-class.html">Free Online 3D Printing Class For Assistive Technology</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com">Assistive Technology Blog</a>.</p>
  464. ]]></description>
  465. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>In order to encourage people, especially students at schools to develop <a href="http://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2017/07/blind-students-3dpen-see.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">3D printed</a> assistive technology solutions, PrintLab, a UK based 3D printing curriculum and global distributor has just released a free course that will allow anyone to solve real world problems for people with disabilities.</p>
  466. <p>A majority of people living with disabilities use some kind of aid or assistive device on a daily basis to be more independent. In a lot of cases, assistive technology solutions are extremely expensive, and many of these solutions are not even customized for individual users. More recently, 3D printing has helped break these barriers by helping create cost effective solutions tailored for specific users.</p>
  467. <p>The course consists of 5 lessons that involve case studies, CAD tutorial videos, hands on activity, and a team activity that involves identifying a user and brainstorming challenges the user faces. After the brainstorming, unique concept designs are developed and a 3D prototype is manufactured and tested. Successful models may be requested by people with disabilities and even manufactured by schools or local makers.</p>
  468. <p>Check out video below and source link for more details.</p>
  469.  
  470.  
  471. <figure class="wp-block-embed-vimeo wp-block-embed is-type-video is-provider-vimeo wp-embed-aspect-16-9 wp-has-aspect-ratio"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper">
  472. <div class="embed-vimeo" style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/321464856" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe></div>
  473. </div></figure>
  474.  
  475.  
  476.  
  477. <p><em>Source:</em><a href="https://manufactur3dmag.com/printlab-and-makers-making-change-release-free-assistive-technology-3d-printing-curriculum/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="Manufactur3d (opens in a new tab)">Manufactur3d</a></p>
  478. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/03/free-3d-print-class.html">Free Online 3D Printing Class For Assistive Technology</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com">Assistive Technology Blog</a>.</p>
  479. ]]></content:encoded>
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  484. <title>Google&#8217;s Live Transcribe App  Converts Speech To Text In Real Time For Deaf People</title>
  485. <link>https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/03/google-live-transcribe.html</link>
  486. <comments>https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/03/google-live-transcribe.html#comments</comments>
  487. <pubDate>Mon, 11 Mar 2019 12:18:42 +0000</pubDate>
  488. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Venkat]]></dc:creator>
  489. <category><![CDATA[Hearing]]></category>
  490. <category><![CDATA[android]]></category>
  491. <category><![CDATA[captioning]]></category>
  492. <category><![CDATA[deaf]]></category>
  493. <category><![CDATA[google]]></category>
  494. <category><![CDATA[hard of hearing]]></category>
  495. <category><![CDATA[hearing impairment]]></category>
  496. <category><![CDATA[real time captioning]]></category>
  497.  
  498. <guid isPermaLink="false">http://assistivetechnologyblog.com/?p=2394</guid>
  499. <description><![CDATA[<p>In order to make conversations a lot easier for deaf people, Google recently introduced a new app called Live Transcribe that will convert people&#8217;s voices to text in real time. Using Google&#8217;s cloud based automatic speech recognition, Live Transcribe captures people&#8217;s speech and converts it into real time captions for the deaf user and displays them on the phone. The words appear on the phone as they are spoken. The app captures speech using just the phone&#8217;s built-in mic &#8211; no additional accessory is needed. The World Health Organization estimates that by the year 2055, there will be 900 million people with hearing loss world wide. Apps like Live Transcribe can help several people who are deaf or are hard of hearing break barriers and enable them to communicate in environments where they may not have access to a sign language interpreter or other assistive technology and accessible features. Live Transcribe is a free app, and you can download it from the Play Store of your Android Phone. It supports over 70 languages and dialects, and also provides bilingual support with quick switch between two languages. Source: Google</p>
  500. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/03/google-live-transcribe.html">Google&#8217;s Live Transcribe App  Converts Speech To Text In Real Time For Deaf People</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com">Assistive Technology Blog</a>.</p>
  501. ]]></description>
  502. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  503. <p>In order to make conversations a lot easier for deaf people, Google recently introduced a new app called Live Transcribe that will convert people&#8217;s voices to text in real time. Using Google&#8217;s cloud based automatic speech recognition, Live Transcribe captures people&#8217;s speech and converts it into real time captions for the deaf user and displays them on the phone. The words appear on the phone as they are spoken. The app captures speech using just the phone&#8217;s built-in mic &#8211; no additional accessory is needed.</p>
  504.  
  505.  
  506.  
  507. <p>The World Health Organization estimates that by the year 2055, there will be 900 million people with hearing loss world wide. Apps like Live Transcribe can help several people who are deaf or are hard of hearing <a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="break barriers (opens in a new tab)" href="http://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2018/12/storysign.html" target="_blank">break barriers</a> and enable them to communicate in environments where they may not have access to a <a href="http://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2016/07/captioning-services-in-theatres-for.html" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="sign language interpreter (opens in a new tab)">sign language interpreter</a> or other assistive technology and accessible features.</p>
  508.  
  509.  
  510.  
  511. <p><a href="https://www.android.com/accessibility/live-transcribe/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="Live Transcribe (opens in a new tab)">Live Transcribe</a> is a free app, and you can download it from the Play Store of your Android Phone. It supports over 70 languages and dialects, and also provides bilingual support with quick switch between two languages.</p>
  512.  
  513.  
  514.  
  515. <figure class="wp-block-embed-youtube wp-block-embed is-type-video is-provider-youtube wp-embed-aspect-16-9 wp-has-aspect-ratio"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper">
  516. <iframe class='youtube-player' type='text/html' width='640' height='360' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/jLCwjIaPXwA?version=3&#038;rel=1&#038;fs=1&#038;autohide=2&#038;showsearch=0&#038;showinfo=1&#038;iv_load_policy=1&#038;wmode=transparent' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;'></iframe>
  517. </div></figure>
  518.  
  519.  
  520.  
  521. <p><em>Source:</em> <a href="https://www.blog.google/outreach-initiatives/accessibility/making-audio-more-accessible-two-new-apps/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="Google (opens in a new tab)">Google</a></p>
  522. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/03/google-live-transcribe.html">Google&#8217;s Live Transcribe App  Converts Speech To Text In Real Time For Deaf People</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com">Assistive Technology Blog</a>.</p>
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  527. <item>
  528. <title>Music: Not Impossible Is A “Vibro-Tactile” Suit That Lets Deaf People Enjoy Music Through Vibrations</title>
  529. <link>https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/03/music-not-impossible-deaf.html</link>
  530. <comments>https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/03/music-not-impossible-deaf.html#respond</comments>
  531. <pubDate>Thu, 07 Mar 2019 12:57:53 +0000</pubDate>
  532. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Venkat]]></dc:creator>
  533. <category><![CDATA[Hearing]]></category>
  534. <category><![CDATA[Wearable]]></category>
  535.  
  536. <guid isPermaLink="false">http://assistivetechnologyblog.com/?p=2380</guid>
  537. <description><![CDATA[<p>Vibrations play a very significant role in a deaf person’s life, especially when it comes to music. Thanks to the Music: Not Impossible suit (M:NI), listening to music, especially at concerts became even more enjoyable for deaf people. The suit consists of a vest and wearables on the wrists and ankles. Music is sent to the suit wirelessly, which is then converted to vivid vibrations which can be felt by the person wearing it. So, instead of transmitting vibrations through the ear, it is transmitted through the skin! The vibrations are quite distinct &#8211; different instruments send out vibrations to various parts of the body, not just one. So, vibrations related to drum beats could start with your ankle and go up through your leg. Similarly, a bass line could be going up and down your lower back, and a harp could be moving across your chest. Through these vibrations, deaf people can really experience music holistically. Watch the video below to learn more about the suit, and to see people’s reactions who tried it. Additional reading: How else can similar vests work for deaf people? Source: Futurism</p>
  538. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/03/music-not-impossible-deaf.html">Music: Not Impossible Is A “Vibro-Tactile” Suit That Lets Deaf People Enjoy Music Through Vibrations</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com">Assistive Technology Blog</a>.</p>
  539. ]]></description>
  540. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  541. <p>Vibrations play a very significant role in a deaf person’s life, especially when it comes to music. Thanks to the Music: Not Impossible suit (M:NI), listening to music, especially at <a href="http://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2016/06/can-deaf-people-hear-music-answer-yes.html" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="concerts (opens in a new tab)">concerts</a> became even more enjoyable for deaf people. </p>
  542.  
  543.  
  544.  
  545. <p>The suit consists of a vest and wearables on the wrists and ankles. Music is sent to the suit wirelessly, which is then converted to vivid vibrations which can be felt by the person wearing it. So, instead of transmitting vibrations through the ear, it is transmitted through the skin!</p>
  546.  
  547.  
  548.  
  549. <amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="14" max-font-size="48" height="50"><p>The vibrations are quite distinct &#8211; different instruments send out vibrations to various parts of the body, not just one. So, vibrations related to drum beats could start with your ankle and go up through your leg. Similarly, a bass line could be going up and down your lower back, and a harp could be moving across your chest. Through these vibrations, deaf people can really experience music holistically.</p></amp-fit-text>
  550.  
  551.  
  552.  
  553. <p>Watch the video below to learn more about the suit, and to see people’s reactions who tried it. </p>
  554.  
  555.  
  556.  
  557. <figure class="wp-block-embed-youtube wp-block-embed is-type-video is-provider-youtube wp-embed-aspect-16-9 wp-has-aspect-ratio"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper">
  558. <iframe width="500" height="281" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vZBo1OE12-o?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  559. </div></figure>
  560.  
  561.  
  562.  
  563. <p>Additional reading: How else can similar vests work for deaf people? </p>
  564.  
  565.  
  566.  
  567. <p><em>Source: </em><a rel="noreferrer noopener" aria-label="Futurism (opens in a new tab)" href="https://futurism.com/the-byte/vibro-tactile-suit-music" target="_blank">Futurism</a></p>
  568. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com/2019/03/music-not-impossible-deaf.html">Music: Not Impossible Is A “Vibro-Tactile” Suit That Lets Deaf People Enjoy Music Through Vibrations</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://assistivetechnologyblog.com">Assistive Technology Blog</a>.</p>
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