eSight

eSight enables independence and choice for the legally blind as they engage in virtually all activities of daily living.

eSight is a set of electronic glasses that allows legally blind individuals to see the world around them by enhancing their functional vision. With eSight, those with vision loss can engage in virtually all activities of daily living, such as reading and writing, seeing loved ones, engaging in hobbies, living an active lifestyle, and traveling the world. Students can use eSight in classrooms and lecture halls and at home, giving them confidence and independence as they engage in their studies. eSight also provides an all-in-one solution at the workplace; from commuting and traveling to delivering and reading presentations, these electronic glasses empower the legally blind with independence.

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Camera Mouse

Camera Mouse Technology is a free program that was developed at Boston College that allows users to control the mouse by simply tracking the movement of their head. For example, users can click on an icon by resting on the icon for a predetermined amount of time.  Camera Mouse is for anyone with purposeful head movement that may not have full use of their hands. To use camera mouse, all you need is a Windows PC and a webcam. Some new features include a pause feature, right-clicking, and an improved way to specify an exclude zone.

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EagleEyes

EagelEye is for any individual who may have little to no muscular control, but can control the movement of their eyes. EagleEye is an innovative technology developed at Boston College that acts as a mouse replacement system. By placing five electrodes on the head of users, the program translates the signal received from the electrodes into the position of the mouse pointer on the screen. Users are able to navigate a computer screen by simply moving their eyes. This technology allows users to play games, discover new things, and ultimately progress in education and towards meaningful communication.

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The device used for connecting the electrodes from students, that will be translated into the computer program.

Image of student using EagleEyes to play a game in the computer as she's laughing. The teacher is pointing to an icon on the computer screen while two other females are smiling too.

 

 

New Screen Reader for Android. (News Article)

Google’s Android continues to develop on accessibility for its platform. At the moment Google uses their built in screen reader, TalkBack, for users with visual impairments and the blind.  Now, there is another screen reader on the Play Store market that provides more built in functionality and different modes based on visual disability.

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