Welcome to Tech Enabled, a new series chronicling the role tech plays in providing new kinds of accessibility.
London's National Theatre is using augmented reality to make its performances more accessible for hard of hearing customers.
If you struggle to hear in loud environments, Lizn's Headpiece earbuds could be a social lifesaver.
A revolutionary device called Graphiti displays tactile images in near real time.
The option, which gives you a launchpad and lets you use your mouse and keyboard with a stare, aims to improve the accessibility of the operating system.
A vibrating belt and a smartphone app could help reduce falls by assisting people who have balance problems.
The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor uses iOS to help people with hearing loss listen to high-quality calls and music.
New designs and applications are helping doctors, soldiers and the visually impaired see the world in unexpected ways.
CNET travels to Boston to see how smart glasses changed one visually impaired marathon runner's life.
A legally blind man ran the Boston Marathon with the aid of a Google Glass and a remote guide. That's just the start for smart glasses.
This is the latest experiment from the software giant that uses artificial intelligence in an unusual way.
In hot and sunny Texas, Morgan’s Inspiration Island calls itself a park of inclusion for those with special needs of all kinds -- and everyone else, too.
Depressed? Anxious? A friendly new chatbot out of Stanford University wants to help you crush the self-defeating thoughts bringing you down.
Smart home devices can help aging adults live independently and give caregivers peace of mind -- as long as you know how to start the conversation.
With the right combination of emerging technology, schizophrenia treatment could be on the brink of a major shift.
Vint Cerf says "it's almost criminal" that programmers aren't held accountable to design with disabilities in mind.
Disabled players are employing innovative hardware and software hacks to get in the game.
Organizations like AbleGamers help disabled gamers find new ways to play.
Researchers are working on robots that can monitor and care for the elderly. But it's not about pawning off your grandfather to an android.
We tour one of the VA's technology labs and talk with veterans about how smart gadgets help make their lives easier.
An innovative branch of the Veterans Affairs department works to find the right connected tech for disabled veterans and service members.
One startup wants to bring about a revolution in eldercare using smart home technology.
Our second installment of Tech Enabled is all about the smart things in your home that can empower the elderly and people with disabilities.
In a bid to advance the development of lifelike prosthetics, researchers turn to the sun's rays to power sensors that allow electronic skin to mimic the human kind.
From CNET Magazine: Exoskeletons are slowly making their way out of hospitals and rehab centers and into homes.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Well, yes ... but it's also a world-class medical center and teaching facility.
Take a look inside this Orbis plane, a fully certified hospital as well as a world-class training facility for teaching doctors in developing countries.
The automatic subtitles make videos more accessible for people with hearing impairments and anyone trying to stealthily watch a clip during church.
Almost like the VISOR in 'Star Trek,' the eSight 3 lets low vision wearers do almost anything, from reading a menu to playing basketball.
An artificial intelligence upgrade means the social network's computers better understand photos. That helps image search, too.
Special telepresence bots let people with physical disabilities explore cultural venues, such as Vegas' Mob Museum, just like everyone else.
Kids and adults with visual impairments can use Apple's Swift Playgrounds to learn programming on their iPads.
Special hearing aids that meet Apple's specifications can tap directly into iPhones and iPads to stream audio.
Tom Wlodkowski has sculpted tech for people with disabilities for 25 years. A lifetime of experience being blind didn't hurt, except for the times he fell off his bike.
Individuals with intellectual disabilities have it particularly rough when it comes to getting hired. Here's how some are addressing the problem.
Apple followed Microsoft in kicking off a big presentation with a video showing how it's making its products accessible to folks with disabilities.
The Silicon Valley giants are embracing users with disabilities, resulting in tech and features that everyone can appreciate.
Vision impairments affect the way people live and work. These technologies aim to make doing the simple stuff a lot easier.
The Sesame Enable app uses a phone's front-facing camera and voice commands to give the physically disabled a way to use the device.