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Talking TV technology to bridge the disability divide

Currently implemented in a set-top box, the system delivers onscreen text-to-speech capability with multiple language support besides a customizable user interface.

By Sep. 1, 2009


Democrat wants to require disability-friendly Internet phones, video

Rep. Edward Markey is drafting legislation that would extend closed captioning and other rules for traditional TVs and telephones to their Internet-enabled counterparts.

By May. 1, 2008


Facebook ordered to take down anti-Semitic page

The Anti-Defamation League says a page claiming Jewish people are involved in ritual murder constitutes hate speech and therefore should be removed immediately.

By Feb. 5, 2014


Duracell's brilliantly moving ad with deaf NFL running back

The Seattle Seahawks' Derrick Coleman is deaf. In a stunning ad for Duracell, he describes his fight.

By Jan. 15, 2014


Antenna implanted in cyborg's skull gets Wi-Fi, color as sound

Artist and cyborg advocate Neil Harbisson has an "eyeborg," a device implanted in his skull that lets him hear colors. Friends can even use an app to beam images to his brain. Crave's Michael Franco talks with him about cyborg advocacy, turning music into clothing, and life with a new sense you can never shut off.

By Apr. 14, 2014


Georgia Tech uses human arm sensors to make robots safer

A control system helps robots quickly adjust to subtle changes in the way their operators move, which could improve safety in manufacturing settings.

By Jan. 16, 2014


Beyond apps: These startups are tackling real-world problems

Startup incubator Y Combinator demos a refreshingly high volume of companies tackling real issues, from hearing loss and elderly care to immigrant hiring and sending money home.

By Aug. 21, 2013


How the voice-controlled future will change education forever

commentary If you've ever worked with a child on a big project, you know it often leads to frustration. Google's trailblazing Hotwording could end the tears and change who succeeds in school.

By May. 15, 2013


Apple's Tim Cook urges Senate vote on workplace equality

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece, Cook exhorts the US Senate to support the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, which aims to protect the hiring and employment rights of gay and lesbian Americans.

By Nov. 3, 2013


Judge: Home Depot went too far in seeking worker's social posts

Home Depot's attempt to gain access to "any pictures" on social networks of ex-employee who filed a discrimination lawsuit is overly broad, federal judge in California rules.

By Sep. 17, 2012