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Microsoft patented a braille-displaying controller device for the blind

Microsoft patented a braille-displaying controller device for the blind

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Last year, Microsoft released its highly customizable Adaptive Controller as a way to further engage with gamers facing a variety of "limited mobility" disabilities. But a newly surfaced patent first filed in 2017 shows that the company was also looking into a braille-compatible controller aimed at visually impaired gamers. Microsoft's patent for a "braille chording…
Anora: The Smart Glove Assisting The Blind

Anora: The Smart Glove Assisting The Blind

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Anora Smart Glove Prototype Nikola Krstic Nikola Krstic, a graduate from the Electrical Engineering School in Belgrade, has created a smart glove prototype called Anora- that helps the blind and visually impaired move unaided without a service dog or white cane. The glove is equipped with ultrasonic sensors that explore the surroundings: it provides vibrotactile…
Microsoft tech teaches kids who are blind how to code video

Microsoft tech teaches kids who are blind how to code video

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[MUSIC] Helen is looking for her friends. She thinks they might be in the haunted house. I like to make the haunted house sounds. Meet nine year old Joshua Lewis. There's one, she sees a ghost, and her friend jumped out to surprise her. Today, he's trying out a new piece of tech called "Code…
Code Jumper offers kids who’re blind the instruments to code

Code Jumper offers kids who’re blind the instruments to code

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"You know how haunted houses have creaky doors or creepy monsters? I made the story go real loud, but real slow to make it seem scary," Tariq Trowell, a seven-year-old at Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary in Louisville, KY who is visually impaired, tells me. Tariq is talking about using Code Jumper, a coding language developed by Microsoft…

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