London: Researchers have developed new 'video goggles' that can allow the blind to 'see' through sound and even teach them to read.
A new study has found that blind people can learn to 'see' through sound as areas of the brain, even in those born blind, can be trained to recognise objects and 'read' through visual input.
The sounds are used as substitutes for light to activate the visual cortex of the brain, the Daily Mail reported.
The findings challenge the common belief that if the visual cortex of the brain is deprived of information in early life it may never develop functional specialisation....more
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Sharjah: In a first in the Middle East as well as the United Arab Emirates(UAE), a teller machine for blind and visually impaired people has been launched here by the Sharjah Islamic Bank. The ATM features a large Braille keypad, high resolution screen, wide keys, headphone and external speaker to ensure the user's privacy. The user needs to choose fewer options than in a normal ATM. Though the machine is...
11:46 AM, Jul 05, 2012