Qualcomm and Project Ray are aiming to consolidate phone calls, text messaging with voice read-out, navigation, object recognition, audio book reading and more for the visually impaired in a system built on an off-the-shelf Android phone. Read more about the new device. http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/23/qualcomm-ray-smartphone-eyes-free-blind-visually-impaired/
The Mississippi State University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision has just launched an Online National Participant Registry for Blindness and Low Vision Research.
The registry is designed to help with recruitment for future and current research on blindness and low vision.
October 15th is White Cane Safety Day and provides a good reminder that the white cane is an important tool is helping people with vision loss lead active, independent lives.
Google is dong an accessibility survey for people who are blind or visually impaired. You can access the survey by going to this link for more information.