Thanks to Google’s Project Tango, it won’t take two for the visually impaired to navigate a room

In today's accessible technology roundup: Google is developing a new solution to indoor navigation, the BBC revises their mobile accessibility guidelines and another game goes color blind-friendly


Google recently announced Project Tango, a prototype smartphone that uses cameras and robotics to track its motion in 3D. Among the many potential applications of such a device is mapping indoor spaces. By knowing where and how its moving and what's all around it, such a device could send auditory signals to users with vision impairments to help them better navigate an indoor space. Very cool!

Here are some other recent news items and information about the development of accessible technology:

Was there other big news from the world of accessible technology that I missed? Let me know in the comments.

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