In Japan, web search 3D-prints results for visually impaired

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The web is largely a visual experience, which can mean that those with blindness or sight impairments can't make the most of it. To tackle this problem, researchers in Japan have created the Hands On Search, a machine that allows users to search by voice and receive a result in 3D-printed form. Developed by online media company Yahoo! Japan, the device was created to provide a physical version of its popular web search tool. The large machine has been initially installed at the Special Needs Education School for the Visually Impaired, which is part of the University of Tsukuba, where…

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