Category Archives: Device

Wearable First Rethinking Accessible Design

Wearable-First Design and Accessibility from Ted Drake Wearable devices go beyond the watch and eye glasses. This presentation introduces the wide variety of devices and how they can make the world more accessible.  This article by Smithsonian explains how the pocket watch was wearable-first design

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Fleksy Watch Keyboard

Fleksy started as an alternative keyboard application for blind iOS users. As it matured, the application became a very popular alternative keyboard on Android and now iOS applications for sighted users as well. Fleksy’s intelligent pattern matching allows a user to type without having to carefully hit specific keyboard keys, which makes it especially useful… Continue Reading Fleksy Watch Keyboard

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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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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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