Find out how people are challenging limits by becoming professional athletes and chefs. We’ve also collected some new technology and design concepts that will make communication and daily tasks much easier. This week we’ve got a wide variety of topics for your enjoyment.
- Deaf Men Stabbed Over Sign Language
Barbara Lee became angry when she thought Stewart’s party, all of whom are deaf, were throwing gang signs at her. So she grabbed a couple friends and started stabbing the group.
- Reading Braille Aloud
This reminds me of the toy cars that play music as they drive around a record. The Snail turns braille into spoken words.
- Visa to launch digital wallet for U.S. banks
A digital wallet could be a more accessible wallet.
- Revital Cohen – The Phantom Recorder, Cognitive Device 2010
This video shows how a device can trigger sensations in a person’s phantom limb after an amputation; this could speed up the healing process.
- The Blind Geek: The Square app: good in theory, but not #accessible.
How are you supposed to use your headphones to hear VoiceOver if your headphone jack has a credit card reader plugged into it?
- IM Able Handcycle for Craig Dietz
Seniors at Penn State team up with the IM Able team to create a bicycle for a person who was born without arms or legs
- Should you reveal a disability during the job search?
What do you think, should you reveal a disability during the job search?
- Young Chef Laura Martinez pursuing culinary dreams at Charlie Trotters
Laura Martinez is a chef at Charlie Trotter‘s, one of the finest restaurants in the world, and she happens to be blind.
- The Librarian: Christmas in purgatory
The Yahoo! Accessibility Librarian suggests you read “Christmas in purgatory”
- ACCESS: YouTube – new website to simplify YouTube – Mike Thrussell
Check out this incredibly simple and amazing way to access YouTube!
- Exhibition focuses on Lisa Gunn’s amazing body of evidence
Disabled artist Lisa Gunn uses her body as a metaphor to marvel at the resilience of human beings to the most traumatic events.
- How to Upload Captions to Your YouTube Video
Easy to follow guide to upload captions to YouTube video
- Disabled Skateboarders: Rolling Over Adversity
On Saturday, June 25 at the Venice Beach Skate Park an adaptive skate contest will feature a prize purse of $10 000 as well as an adaptive skateboard clinic for quadriplegics, paraplegics, and amputees.
- The Blind Film Critic: Thor 3D | Yahoo! Accessibility
What’s it like to watch a 3D movie if you’re blind? The Blind Film Critic gives us the inside scoop with Thor 3D
- “Brain Speller” that turns thoughts into wordsI
n a technological breakthrough, students at the University of Canberra have developed a Brain Speller that can read people’s thoughts and translate them into words.
- The Blind Film Critic: Inception
Tommy Edison aka The Blind Film Critic reviews Christopher Nolan’s “Inception”
- James Durbin – American Idol
James Durbin currently in the top 4 on American Idol says, “Performing is my only spot where I escape the Tourette’s world.”
- Girl rides Pro MX – Ashley Fiolek
Red Bull team rider Ashley Fiolek tears up the course. She also happens to be deaf.
- Be. Accessible: Your guide to accessibility in Auckland
Be. Accessible is a brand, a framework for accessibility, and a social change campaign with the vision to inspire and enable a 100% accessible society.
- Fintastic! Exhibit
So, aquariums can be made accessible too? Alliance of Disability Advocates partners with local educational resources to help produce tactile education devices – in this cast, fish.
- How the WalkAide works
The WalkAide relays electrical signals to the Peroneal nerve in the leg to restore normal lower leg and foot control.
- Captioning the faintest sounds when they’re part of a repetitive series.
Quiet, masked, buried, and canceled out sounds need to be captioned if they are significant.
- PROPRIO FOOT with EVO
The Proprio foot has a mind of its own, which provides enhanced stability and mobility.
- Refreshable Braille Display with iPhone 4 Tutorial
Victor Tsaran of the Yahoo! Accessibility Lab demonstrates how to use a refreshable braille display to drive the iPhone.
- Man with no limbs throws out the first pitch
This game in Japan starts with a great first pitch by a man with no limbs.
- iSense Concept Makes iPad Accessible For Blind Users
This concept uses a light sensitive cover to turn your ipad into a large braille display. It’s a curious idea.
- Disability History Museum
The Disability History Museum promotes understanding about the historical experience of people with disabilities by recovering, chronicling, and interpreting their stories.
- Innovation at the California School for the Blind Cafe
Innovations at the California School for the Blind’s cafe
The Handybar slips into the door latch to give users a handle to enter and exit their car.
Tags: amputee, Blind, Braille, chef, sports