In many medical cases we always hear how early detection is vital to successful treatment. This can be especially true in children whose bodies in some cases can adapt to change better than when they’re older. However doctors are caught in a catch 22 with cases of amblyopia (“lazy eye”) and strabismus (misaligned eyes). The two conditions can be successfully treated if discovered early. However most symptoms don’t appear until it’s usually too late. The other problem is an overabundance of false referrals because precautious doctors. But this causes unnecessary medical bills. After years of development and clinical trials, accurate early detection is now available. Dr. David Hunter and his company REBIScan have created the Pediatric Vision Scanner (PVS). A portable device that can quickly diagnose early childhood vision problems.
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Finally it’s time for the best of the worst. Basically here I tried to choose the most varied examples of bad design with “accessibility”. As always the most recent examples are first.
Dreams of what’s possible and what’s to come begin with concept designs. While not always perfected finished products, they reach for the stars of imagination. Here are the best of what I saw this past year. Again the list is in order from most recent article to the oldest.
Every year technology advances at an accelerating pace. Obviously 2012 was no exception and there was a lot that benefits the universal design world. Here are the top ten new technology features from the blog. Again in order from newest article to oldest.
Worldwide there is a problem where children who are blind or visually impaired tend to fall behind their peers in learning. Sometimes this is due to mental disabilities related to their blindness. But other reasons include a lack of teachers, programs, tools, and societies that tend to put these children on the back burner. Another worldwide trend is the reduced learning and use of Braille among children who are blind. Sure technology is making Braille less needed, but knowing the language is still a useful tool and can aid in education. With these and more issues in mind, Australian Industrial Design student Lau Shuk Man (Mandy) developed and made the Reach & Match. A Braille learning toy for toddlers and children that also aids in stimulating other senses and cognition.
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I’ve actually known about this bit of technology for quite a few months now but I wanted to wait until it was released before doing an article on it. After waiting this long I’m not sure if it will ever be coming out so I decided to go ahead with an article. The technology I’m talking about is BrailleTouch. A Braille typing app for smartphones and tablets developed by Georgia Tech.
That’s a nice looking elevator panel there. Buttons are organized and the shiny metal is attractive. Oh but now close your eyes before entering and try to figure out what button is which. Well without the required Braille and raised tactile characters, it’s a bit of a guessing game.