BBC Technology: Microsoft’s pods teach blind children how to code

23 January 2019
Source: BBC Technology

Theo Holroyd and Ollie Gerety share a common passion – they both love coding.  But until recently it was hard for the two pupils at King’s College School, Cambridge, to work together on a program. Theo is blind and the method used by the school to introduce children to simple coding concepts just did not work for him. Scratch, used

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Accessibility Updates Coming to Windows 10

4 October 2018
Source: Microsoft

Today (03/10/18) , we are happy to share the upcoming accessibility improvements in the Windows 10 October 2018 updates. These updates reflect our mission by giving you more accessibility features to enhance your personal computing experience. These features include Ease of Access updates, Narrator, and Learning Tools. Ease of Access makes Windows 10 easier to see with the addition of

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Guide Dogs and Microsoft: Introducing the Microsoft Soundscape App

1 March 2018
Source: Guide Dogs

Microsoft Soundscape is an exploration app that has been designed to make it easier for people living with sight loss to explore towns and cities.   Guide Dogs worked in collaboration with Microsoft to develop Microsoft Soundscape. In this unique project, Guide Dogs enabled people with sight loss to test the app and influenced the design of the technology. The App is a result

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Microsoft Seeing AI App

8 January 2018
Source: Microsoft

A free app that narrates the world around you. Designed for the low vision community, this research project harnesses the power of AI to describe people, text and objects. Turns the visual world into an audible experience With this intelligent camera app, just hold up your phone and hear information about the world around you. Full details of Seeing AI

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