Microsoft shows mobile app that describes the world to blind users

Microsoft has painted a picture of a future where you interact with websites, mobile apps, and everything else by speaking to chat bots who can understand you using natural language thanks to machine learning. But while you may not be sold on the need to talk to a virtual concierge to book your next hotel […]

Refreshable braille displays could allow the blind to read graphics

Researchers at the University of Michigan are working on a braille tablet that would display more than just lines of text. Thanks to the use of microfluidics, the tablet could display such complex information as graphs and charts, all while still being mobile. When touch displays became the new standard for mobile devices, it left […]

Meet Dot, the braille smartwatch for the visually impaired

A South-Korean startup has developed a smartwatch that is specifically designed for the visually impaired. Using braille for notifications, the Dot will allow users to know the time, set an alarm, get messages, and read location directions. Priced at under $300, even braille beginners will be able to learn the touch-based reading program. As noted […]

Lilbits (3-14-2014): Samsung’s smartphone accessories for visually impaired users

The Samsung Galaxy CoreĀ is a rather basic smartphone with a 4.3 inch, 800 x 480 pixel display, a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. While it’s an entry-level Android phone, Samsung is launching a new line of accessories that could make the Galaxy Core a lot more attractive to […]