The following interviews and reports cover trends and developments interesting to blind and low vision people. Most of these originated at SightCity, Europe's largest adaptive technology fair in the blind and low vision sector.
3D printing to revolutionize tactile access
Interview with Accessible Media specialists at the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco, regarding the potential of 3D-printing for blind and low vision people.
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OrCam: A wearable text and face recognition device
Interview with Eliav Rodman, regarding the mini-camera that offers on-the-fly OCR and a trainable face and object memory
Humanware introduce Braille Note Touch
Interview with Andrew Flatres, regarding the Humanware flagship, which now embraces touchscreen Braille input
Right Hear present indoor navigation app
Interview with Idan Meir, regarding the Right Hear app that reads out iBeacons
Olympus present DM770
Interview regarding the digital voice recorder with full speech functionality, released 2016.
The Claria Android smartphone, adapted to be used like a Symbian phone with keys
Interview with Thibault Péant, regarding Claria's tactile smartphone for blind people
Index Direct Braille, a new feature for Index embossers
Interview with Björn Löfstedt, regarding the new option of printing Word or PDF documents directly, without Braille editing software.
The above items are published as part of the INCOBS podcast, which informs about technology for blind and low vision people. It specifically turns out a large number of interviews and reports after each SightCity fair.