access in the news in October

There must have been something in the water during October because there seem to have been a glut of announcements of supposedly ground breaking collaborations and inventions which push forward access to technology for Blind people. and in the main they are adaptive solutions which improve access to more mainstream technologies or services, rather than the alternative bespoke device or software type offerings we tend to expect.

Take a look at the following

Big four unite for greater good collaboration on open standards for subtitling of video content.

 

Talking Braille: A new tool to teach blind children possibly the item here with most potential.

 

Researchers Develop Adaptive Technology for Visually Impaired Engineers

 

and finally:

Employee Helps Cisco Meet Accessibility Standards which begs the question, Why are there so many features of my office phone I can’t use, such as the directory, and incoming caller identification?

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