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blind

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Thai university creates cheap, touchable ink for the blind

Thammasat University's Touchable Ink aims to lower the current $1-per-page cost of embossed Braille print down to around 3 cents.

By 28 April 2016

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Facebook is getting better for the blind thanks to clever AI

Photos posted on Facebook will now get automated descriptions added to them so that screen readers can help the visually impaired share the conversation. Although currently it's for iOS only...

By 5 April 2016

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How Apple iPhones copilot for the blind

David Woodbridge is a technology consultant for Vision Australia, a national service provider for the blind and vision-impaired. He talks about how technologies like iOS' VoiceOver help him make his own way through the world.

By 25 March 2016

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Seeing eye phone: Giving independence to the blind

From CNET Magazine: Apple's iPhone software is helping people with limited or no sight navigate around town and across the Internet.

By 25 March 2016

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'Blind with rage': Pepsi Perfect shortage infuriates 'Back to the Future' fans

Social media erupts with the ire of fans who fear they missed out on their one opportunity to order a little piece of "Back to the Future Part II." Pepsi later says fans will get another chance.

By 22 October 2015

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How perfect pancakes are helping prevent blindness

Researchers at University College London are studying the physics of pancakes to help improve treatments for glaucoma.

By 8 February 2016

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Windows in the CNET Smart Home treat themselves

Exploring smart shades and blinds, and if they fit into a smart home.

By 7 February 2016

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'Blind agreement' and closed-door deals: Report slams TPP negotiations

With sign-off on the Trans-Pacific Partnership edging closer and critics warning the deal could "attack internet freedoms," a Parliamentary review has slammed the negotiating process for a lack of oversight.

By 29 June 2015

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You talk, the CNET Smart Home listens

What technology should we test in the CNET Smart Home? For many of you, security is a top priority.

By 9 October 2015

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A cure for blindness? Stem cells may hold the key

A 60-year-old is the first person in a test to see whether the foundational cells can help reverse a vision problem called macular degeneration. Early results should arrive in December.

By 30 September 2015