According to a recent U.S. Census Bureau report, about 40% of seniors aged 65 years and over suffer from a disability, two-thirds of these people report having difficulties in walking. This only covers the period 2008 to 2012. Continue reading Top 5 Outdoor All Terrain Mobility Scooters for Elderly & Aging Seniors Revealed by Electric Wheelchairs USA
The European Space Agency is diversifying its astronaut pool with its first call for astronauts that is open to candidates with physical disabilities.
Continue reading European Space Agency announces call for ‘parastronauts’ with disabilities
Necessity has long been the mother of invention, but thanks to cutting-edge technology and the power of social media, the leap from inspiration to reality can happen almost overnight. Choi is an amazing athlete. He also suffers from Parkinson’s disease. Diagnosed at age 27 with early-onset symptoms, Choi uses fitness to battle his illness.
Continue reading TikTok Users Rallied to Design a Better Pill Bottle for People With Parkinson’s
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Apple has packed an interesting new accessibility feature into the latest beta of iOS: a system that detects the presence of and distance to people in the view of the iPhone’s camera, so blind users can social distance effectively, among many other things. Continue reading iPhones can now tell blind users where and how far away people are
In fall this year, we can expect an array of new emojis coming to our smart devices, including ones that are more inclusive to differing genders. Continue reading How Emojis are Improving Inclusion
With the popularity of the smartphone, many people within the visually impaired community have used the voice dictation feature to write a text message. However, within the last few weeks, Google’s Android makes talk to text the second way that people with visual impairments can communicate. Continue reading New Braille Keyboard Opens Many Doors
The team observed three key themes for accessible technology and the impact of emerging technology on people with disabilities while participating in HR Tech 2019 Continue reading Discussions on Artificial Intelligence Dominate HR Tech 2019
Lately, the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) has met many people across industry and academia who are enthusiastically driving a new wave of (XR) technologies. This community’s commitment to accessible and inclusive XR solutions is essential, and Continue reading Exploring Tangible Pathways for XR Accessibility at the 2019 W3C Workshop
Voice computing is the future of tech— devices like smart-home systems and internet-enabled speakers are leading a shift away from screens and towards speech Continue reading Google Seeks Help From People With Down Syndrome
Twenty-five-year-old Kenyan engineer and innovator, Roy Allela, has created a set of gloves that will ultimately allow better communication between those who are deaf and those who are hearing yet may not necessarily know sign language. Continue reading Meet The Kenyan Engineer Who Created Gloves That Turn Sign Language Into Audible Speech