Tag Archives: blind

Showing off Jeannie; – Android can actually hear and understand what I have to say…

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Vinux 3.2, just released!

Note: Directly from Tony’s Email: **** I am happy to announce the release of Vinux 3.2 based on Ubuntu 11.04 – this is a cutting edge release featuring the latest versions of Orca (3.1.2-xdesktop) and Speech-Dispatcher (0.8~2784+13~maverick1) from the daily build repos. This version is available as CD and DVD in both 32 and 64 […]

Algae genes could restore sight in the blind – By Richard Alleyne

Originally published on 14 April, 2011. Blind people may have their sight returned thanks to a light sensitive gene taken from algae, claims scientists. Researchers believe they may be able to replace damaged cells in the retina with similar ones found in algae. The technique has worked in mice and now scientists believe they can […]

NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA)

NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) is a free and open source screen reader for the Microsoft Windows operating system. Providing feedback via synthetic speech and Braille, it enables blind or vision impaired people to access computers running Windows for no more cost than a sighted person. Major features include support for over 20 languages and the […]