In this episode, Ricky and Matt talk about how transhumanist tech may change the very definition of disability, user experiences that can help those with impairments, a Microsoft resource to help students have better accessibility, and a math app that simply scans a math problem and gives you the answer immediately.
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MIT bionics designer Hugh Herr, who lost both his legs in a mountain climbing accident, recently said in a TED Talk on disability, “A person can never be broken. Our built environment, our technologies, are broken and disabled. We the people need not accept our limitation, but can transcend disability through technological innovation.”
This post makes some pretty common sense points about helping make your application or website navigation easier for those with visual impairments.
Having another visual cue besides just a color change to show menu changes is a good start to help make your User interface more accessible.
3)Our next story is really not a story at all but simply a resource that is for educators and those who work with the educational technology. The site is done by microsoft and the link is microsoft.com/enable/education
The site, essentially gives accessibility options for educators involving windows OS… things that can be changed in Windows to help students.
According to a story on Complex.com the free app is called PhotoMath… not the most clever of names… and it is apparently available now after being in development for a couple years. The app gives you a realtime answer as you scan the math problem.
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