Check out some of the latest product releases for people experiencing sight loss.
OrCam MyEye and OrCam MyReader
Israeli-based tech company OrCam Technologies recently released version 7 of the OrCam MyEye and OrCam MyReader. The OrCam is a wearable device that detects what you are looking at, recognises the presence of text, and speaks the text aloud. This includes text in books, newspapers, letters and restaurant menus. The OrCam can also identify various products, mobile phone text messages, credit cards, and, in the case of the OrCam MyEye, even recognise faces.
The new ZoomText 11 features include, Geometric Smoothing, Zoom to 1x, and photographic enhancement. ZoomText and JAWS are now compatible, providing users with a combination of these popular speech and magnification packages.
The ElBraille combines the power and flexibility of a modern mainstream computer running the Windows® 10 operating system with JAWS, and a Braille display with a Braille keyboard to offer a fully accessible compact computer.
The Dot Watch
South Korean start-up ‘Dot’ have made the first active Braille smartwatch for people with sight loss. The Dot Watch, which is strapped around the wrist just like a regular watch, uses magnets and a grid of pins to create four braille characters at a time, that change at adjustable speeds, allowing users to read text messages and use apps on any device via Bluetooth.