Accessible Design

Xbox Adaptive controller with attachments

Assistive technology: Gaming via the Xbox Adaptive Controller

Introduction: The Xbox Adaptive Controller is a groundbreaking device developed by Microsoft to make gaming more accessible to individuals with limited mobility. First conceptualized in an internal hackathon in 2014, the device underwent several adaptations before its final release to the public in 2018. Designed with extensive input from gamers with disabilities and advocacy organizations, …

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MiMu Glove on an open hand facing downward with a logo superimposed underneath

Assistive Technology: MiMu Gloves

Utilizing spatial sensors in the fabric of the gloves and on the cuff of the wrist, wearers can map sounds and instruments to specific gestures and movements. For musicians with disabilities that can affect their ability to play instruments, MiMu’s gloves widen the range of access to music making by linking those instruments to gestures.

Hero Image of Guided Frame by Google

Assistive Technology: Guided Frame (Google Pixel)

In the ever-evolving world of smartphone technology, Google’s commitment to accessibility takes a giant leap forward with the introduction of Guided Frame. This innovative feature, part of the Pixel 7 series, demonstrates Google’s dedication to creating an inclusive camera experience, particularly for individuals with visual impairments. In this blog post, we’ll explore how Guided Frame, a harmonious blend of hardware and software, is revolutionizing the way blind or low-vision individuals capture the perfect picture.

OpenDyslexic Font cover image by Abbie Gonzalez

Assistive Technology: OpenDyslexic Font

Dyslexia – a lifelong condition that affects reading, writing, spelling, and speaking. It is estimated that approximately one in five people are impacted by this disorder. It is crucial to ensure that individuals with dyslexia have access to assistive technology that enhances their accessibility and OpenDyslexic- by Abbie Gonzalez does just that. In this blog post, we will explore the OpenDyslexic Font, a typography innovation designed with dyslexic individuals in mind.

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Revolutionizing Transcription and Note-Taking with AI and Accessibility is a transcription and note-taking platform using artificial intelligence (AI) to transcribe spoken content into written text automatically. It makes it easier for individuals and businesses to capture and organize spoken information during meetings, interviews, lectures, and other verbal interactions. When I first encountered and …

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