August 12, 2010
Sorry, time constraints limit me from talking much about this. Thinking of applications will have to be an exercise left to the reader.
May 2, 2010
No commentary. These articles speak for themselves.
March 17, 2010
August 28, 2009
PCWorld article on these.
I’m particularly interested in the mirroring the screen with the trackpad feature. The trackpads on the new unibody laptops are huge. And I recall that Apple has patents on some haptic feedback touchscreen ideas. Could a built-in braille reader in the Macbook be possible?
Must remember to do a blog post about Windows 7 when it comes out.
April 20, 2009
This isn’t out on the market yet, but this is a promising design.
February 28, 2009
The fact is, I blather a lot on this blog, but I don’t actually have a disability. Read this blog post about this written by someone who is actually affected by the issue.
As well as the American Foundation for the Blind’s take on it.
February 25, 2009
How does one who uses a braille display read tab?
Being a primarily graphical method of communication, it doesn’t really do much for people who cannot see.
There are two ways of thinking about this alternate method.
First, it would be interesting to create a computer script that could translate this automatically.
Alternately, this is a good project for crowdsourcing. If every guitar player or banjo player translated one song into the new notation, each person would only contribute a small amount of work, but the cumulative work completed would be enormous.
This is the concept behind One to One-Thousand by Sam Sennott. How much work could we get done if we all contributed a small amount toward the same end?
Check this out. The crowdsourcing has already begun.
February 21, 2009
Zatoichi, the Blind Samurai
And none of this 2003 remake crap.
There were something like a thousand Zatoichi films and there was always, always some damsel in distress that needed rescuing.
Sometimes being blind can be an asset. (See also Audrey Hepburn in Wait Until Dark)