Interactive system helps visually impaired use touchscreens

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Springwise has already spotted various innovations designed to help those with disabilities use modern technology to the same extent as able-bodied people. For example, this app and smart keyboard duo helps disabled users get online. Another app also helps disabled air passengers receive personalised support. A student innovation from Canada could now also make touchscreens in public spaces far more accessible for the visually impaired. Craig Loewen and Lior Lustgarten from the University of Waterloo identified the need for improved accessibility in public touchscreen technology. Many everyday, crucial services ranging from ticket purchasing to cash machines require the use of touchscreens.…

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