Author Archives: Ted Drake

Google Glass Accessibility on Facebook

Google Glass has triggered significant research into using alternative inputs to enhance accessibility. Many of these researchers and developers are sharing information on Facebook via the  Google Glass Accessibility group. The group was started by Andy Lin, a developer and Google Glass Explorer who started an IndieGogo campaign to kick off his exploration of Google… Continue Reading Google Glass Accessibility on Facebook

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Glove Translates Sign Language

This prototype from the Sarohm team in Israel interprets sign language via an Android phone. This was demonstrated in 2011 and is still a rough draft, but is a good example of using hand held devices to improve communication. show&Tell glove – introduction from sarohm on Vimeo. They describe the glove as a poetic communication… Continue Reading Glove Translates Sign Language

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Google Glass possibilities

This video from the Google Glass team shows how they expect Glass will make a significant impact on accessibility. The video follows Alex Blaszczuk, a lawyer who was recently paralyzed, as she joins her friends on a camping trip and uses Glass to take photographs, search for information, and share the trip with friends. Accessible technology… Continue Reading Google Glass possibilities

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