Visually Impaired People

  • A new app warns visually impaired people of obstacles in their way May 25, 2014

    New York: Researchers have developed a new smartphone app that warns people with vision impairment of obstacles in their way to help them better navigate their environments. Researchers at the University of Alicante in Spain developed the app that uses a phone's built-in 3D camera to detect obstacles, and then...
  • The 'world's first' Braille phone for visually-impaired people goes on sale May 18, 2014

    London: OwnFone, a London-based company, claims to have put the world's first Braille phone, which costs just 60 pounds, for sale in UK. The phone has been designed to provide an instant connection between blind users and their friends and family, its manufacturers said. The front and back of the...
  • School students build device to help visually impaired walk independently January 28, 2013

    New Delhi: After months of brainstorming, students of a private school in Delhi have come up with a device for the visually impaired. It is fitted with a sound alarm, voice navigator and an emergency SMS service. Almost half the number of the visually impaired people in the world come...