These Synthesia Glasses Help Blind People “See” Via Sonar

People who have been blind since a young age can sometimes learn to develop a sort of low-grade echolocation. This technique, used by the likes of Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Ronnie Milsap, and Ben Underwood, works much the same way as it does in bats and dolphins. But people who have just recently lost their sight… » 7/12/13 11:30am 7/12/13 11:30am

Sony's New TVs for the Blind. Wait, What?

Sony's new Bravia line, in addition to being chock-full of slick 1080p sets, features access to Audio Description (AD) standard. AD is a system that allows the blind to better follow what's going on onscreen by using a voice to narrate plot points during gaps in dialogue. With most TVs, you need an additional decoder… » 7/02/07 10:55am 7/02/07 10:55am