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
As Lyft and Uber became part of the nation’s transportation systems, people who use non-folding wheelchairs felt left on the sidelines because the cars couldn’t accommodate them. That’s slowly starting to change. Continue reading Wheelchair users may soon have more chances to hail Lyft, Uber rides
Elon Musk wants to insert Bluetooth-enabled implants into your brain, claiming the devices could enable telepathy and repair motor function in people with injuries. Continue reading Elon Musk is making implants to link the brain with a smartphone
The Student of Vision Abie Award honors young women dedicated to creating a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for which they build. This year’s winner is Georgia Tech student Jhillika Kumar. Continue reading Meet Grace Hopper Celebration 2019’s Honoree Jhillika Kumar
Google is pleased to announce the addition of 6 new media literacy activities to the 2019 edition of Be Internet Awesome. Designed to help kids analyze and evaluate media as they navigate the Internet, the new lessons address educators’ growing interest in teaching media literacy. Continue reading Google announces literary activities to help kids evaluate and analyze media as they browse the Internet
By Jacob Bennett
The CSUN Assistive Technology Conference has a specific purpose — to advance knowledge and the use of technology that improves the lives of individuals with disabilities — but its impact is wide-ranging.
Continue reading CSUN Assistive Technology Conference Showcases Innovations For a More Inclusive World
By Leslie King
The trichotillomania bracelet looks unassuming, just like any other smart technology worn around the wrist. But rather than counting steps or heartbeats, it serves another purpose. Continue reading STEM Professor Receives Award to Study Technologies for Disability Community
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 20.4 percent of people with disabilities were employed in March 2017, as opposed to 68.7 percent of people without disabilities. Continue reading Mobile Accommodation Solution for Workplace Accomodation
The Cox Communications new Contour voice remote, powered by Comcast’s X1 platform, empowers customers who have limited mobility or dexterity or a visual disability. With the push of a button, you can search, surf and record your favorite programs, all with the sound of your voice.
Continue reading Cox and Comcast Focusing on Accessibility
This week is the Microsoft One Week Hackathon, where employees from around the company work tirelessly to “hack” solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. The opportunity to empower people through technology, particularly those with disabilities, has never been more important.
Continue reading The Ability Hacks: The story of two hackathon teams embracing the transformative power of technology