OwnFone launches world's first Braille phone that you can actually buy

OwnFone launches world’s first Braille phone that you can actually buy

Currently only available in the UK, the device retails for £60; 3D printing the front and back of the device helped to keep the costs down.
ZEISS Digital Lenses

ZEISS Digital Lenses can help reduce eye fatigue from mobile devices

The new lenses are designed to fight the so called Digital Eye Strain brought on by the modern age and devices like smartphones and tablets.
EyeNetra raises $4 million for smartphone-based vision tests

EyeNetra raises $4 million for smartphone-based vision tests

Previously known as PerfectSight, EyeNetra developed a device called NetraG that works in tandem with a smartphone to create a portable vision test.
Beacon system will guide visually-impaired travelers at the San Francisco Airport

Beacon system will guide visually-impaired travelers at the San Francisco Airport

The system relies on Apple's Voiceover technology to provide users with visual cues for how to navigate to locations from a directory that can be sorted.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung working on Ultrasonic Cover for the Galaxy Note 4?

Said cover consists of an ultrasonic sensor that detects nearby objects in front, and provides feedback to people with vision-related disabilities.
KNFB Reader app is potential life-changer for the blind

The KNFB Reader app is potential life-changer for the blind

The application allows blind people to listen to an audio readback of printed text, providing its users with a new level of engagement in everyday life.
Microsoft's bone-conducting headset helps the blind with audio cues

Microsoft’s bone-conducting headset helps the blind with audio cues

The technology consists of a smartphone-connected bone-conducting headset and WiFi beacons placed throughout the roads users take.
HelpMeSee

HelpMeSee’s mobile app shows promise in eliminating cataract blindness

The GIS-GPS app allows community health workers to locate patients, map the incidence of cataract blindness, and connect with specialists who can provide care.
MyVisionTrack

A new service tracks the progression of vision damaging diseases

The mVT Service, which is available only by prescription, works with a companion app that can be used on any Apple smartphone or tablet.
smart cane for the blind

A smart cane can help the blind recognize familiar faces

Dubbed XploR mobility cane, the device uses smartphone technology such as GPS, camera and Bluetooth to recognize familiar faces from up to 10 meters away.