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Dikutip dari Times of India:

WASHINGTON: Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a new device that converts images into music to help individuals without vision
reach for objects in space. Sensory substitution devices (SSDs) use sound or touch to help the visually impaired perceive the visual scene surrounding them. The ideal SSD would assist
not only in sensing the environment but also in performing daily activities based on this input. For example, accurately reaching for a coffee cup, or
shaking a friend’s hand. In a new study, Hebrew scientists trained blindfolded sighted participants to perform fast and accurate movements using their new SSD, called EyeMusic.
The EyeMusic employs pleasant musical tones and scales to help the visually impaired “see” using music. This non-invasive SSD converts images into a combination
of musical notes, or “soundscapes.” The device was developed by the senior author Prof. Amir Amedi and his team at the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) and the Institute
for Medical Research Israel-Canada at the Hebrew University. The EyeMusic scans an image and represents pixels at high vertical locations as high-pitched musical notes and low vertical locations as low-pitched notes
according to a musical scale that will sound pleasant in many possible combinations. The image is scanned continuously, from left to right, and an auditory cue is used to mark the start of the scan. The horizontal location of a pixel is
indicated by the timing of the musical notes relative to the cue (the later it is sounded after the cue, the farther it is to the right), and the brightness
is encoded by the loudness of the sound. The EyeMusic’s algorithm uses different musical instruments for each of the five colours: white (vocals), blue (trumpet), red (reggae organ), green (synthesized
reed), yellow (violin); Black is represented by silence. Prof. Amedi said “The notes played span five octaves and were carefully chosen by musicians to create a pleasant experience for the users.” “We demonstrated in this study that the EyeMusic, which employs pleasant musical scales to convey visual information, can be used after a short training
period (in some cases, less than half an hour) to guide movements, similar to movements guided visually,” explained lead investigators Drs. Shelly Levy-Tzedek,
an ELSC researcher at the Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and Prof. Amir Amedi. “The level of accuracy reached in our study indicates that performing daily tasks with an SSD is feasible, and indicates a potential for rehabilitative
use,” they added. The study tested the ability of 18 blindfolded sighted individuals to perform movements guided by the EyeMusic, and compared those movements to those performed
with visual guidance. At first, the blindfolded participants underwent a short familiarization session, where they learned to identify the location of
a single object (a white square) or of two adjacent objects (a white and a blue square). In the test sessions, participants used a stylus on a digitizing tablet to point to a white square located either in the north, the south, the east or
the west. In one block of trials they were blindfolded (SSD block), and in the other block (VIS block) the arm was placed under an opaque cover, so they
could see the screen but did not have direct visual feedback from the hand. The endpoint location of their hand was marked by a blue square. In the SSD block, they received feedback via the EyeMusic. In the VIS block, the feedback
was visual. “Participants were able to use auditory information to create a relatively precise spatial representation,” notes Dr. Levy-Tzedek. The study lends support to the hypothesis that representation of space in the brain may not be dependent on the modality with which the spatial information
is received, and that very little training is required to create a representation of space without vision, using sounds to guide fast and accurate movements. “SSDs may have great potential to provide detailed spatial information for the visually impaired, allowing them to interact with their external environment
and successfully make movements based on this information, but further research is now required to evaluate the use of our device in the blind,” concluded
Dr. Levy-Tzedek. The findings are published in the journal Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience.

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Fleksibel Web Fitur Terbaru JAWS 14
Oleh: Braille Adaptive
Sekarang ini, hampir semua situs web atau blog banyak menampilkan iklan atau elemen lainnya.
Elemen iklan seperti itu, misalnya google Adsense, dan jasa layanan iklan lainya, kerap kali mengganggu pengguna JAWS for Windows berselancar dalam suatu blog atau website.

Kini, dengan fitur canggih Flexible Web dari JAWS for Windows, pengguna komputer tunanetra yang menggunakan program pembaca layar JAWS for Windows, bisa mengatur konfigurasi tampilan web atau blog yang sedang dikunjunginya.
Dengan Flexible Web tersebut, pengguna JAWS for Windows bisa menyembunyikan baris-baris iklan dimaksud atau mengatur konfigurasi agar JAWS for Windows langsung saja membacakan artikel yang diinginkan, sehingga tidak terlalu berputar-putar atau terlalu sibuk menggerakan keyboard panah untuk menuju ke suatu artikel yang dikehendaki.

Untuk melakukan konfigurasi Flexible Web pada JAWS for Windows, cukup tekan tombol Insert + Space lalu tekan huruf “X” atau tekan Insert + F2 kemudian pilih Flexible Web.
Setelah itu, pilih konfigurasi yang dikehendaki, misalnya pilih “Create New Customization”, dan lanjutkan dengan pilihan selanjutnya. Akan muncul menu pilihan “Hide element” dan Start Reading Element”.
Pilih menu sesuai kebutuhan, misalnya, bila hendak menyembunyikan elemen iklan pada suatu blog atau website, pilih menu “Hide element”.
Kemudian, beri nama dari konfigurasi yang telah dibuat tersebut.
Berikutnya, saat kita membuka situs tersebut kita tidak akan lagi terganggu dengan tampilan iklan yang merepotkan program pembaca layar.
Selamat mencoba fitur baru JAWS for Windows 14 Flexible Web!

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Hollyvision handheld video magnifier is probably the slimmest and lightest of its kinds in the market, weighting only 105 grams (excluding accessories), so it is very easy to carry with you in the included carrying strap. With Hollyvision you can read even in dimly lit environment through its intelligent environment light detected technology.

Convenience is always at your hand! Easily read labels, prescriptions, bills, maps, schedules, price tags, receipts, menus and so much more with the companion of this compact, lightweight handheld video magnifier.

Main features:

  1. Eight steps adjustable magnification of 2x to 15x
  2. 3.5” High resolution TFT LCD screen display
  3. Viewing modes: full color, gray scale, black/white, white/black
  4. On-screen battery status indicator
  5. 4 levels of adjustable luminance and 4 levels of adjustable contrast
  6. 3 continuous hours battery life, 3-4 hours full recharge time
  7. Weight only 105grams(3.7 oz)
  8. Dimension: 110×73×15mm
  9. Freeze frame

Harga cuma RP3,750,975.00,-

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The iPad could be the best mobile accessibility device on the market

How accessible is the iPad for the visually impaired? Apple products like iPod, iPhone and Ipad are not only praised because of their design and new user-interface,
but also because they are be made accessible for the visually impaired by default.

To understand just how deeply Apple has considered the blind community, Mac-cesibility has published an excellent series of
on how the iPad’s use of VoiceOver along with the advantage of having a larger screen than the iPhone or iPad Touch has created a functional and useful
interface for the non-sighted. The use of audio feedback for screen actions along with an enhanced set of gestures not found on the iPhone creates a very
user friendly experience. The series goes on to cover, in depth, the use of Mail, Safari and iBooks using VoiceOver. The findings are that although the
iPad isn’t yet perfect for the visually impaired, the interface is excellent and “it will be a compelling alternative to far more expensive devices from
assistive tech companies.” They note that the iPad is a new category of device that really can’t be compared to netbooks or eBook readers, and with the
wide variety of already available iPhone/iPod Touch software, a user can accomplish just about anything on day one. This is not the case with any other
mobile device.

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Ruby Portable Video MagnifierMost portable handheld magnification solution

For the many people who need help reading text and seeing details because of low vision, traditional magnifying glasses work only up to a point. The RUBY
video magnifier takes handheld magnification to the next level and beyond. The RUBY’s 4.3-inch, full color, high brightness video screen makes it outstanding
for reading bills, letters, checks, and receipts. It is so small and unobtrusive that it easily slips into a pocket or purse as the perfect traveling

for visiting the grocery store, the pharmacy, the bank, the library, bookstore, restaurant, or anywhere else.

The RUBY is easy to use for those who are unfamiliar with technology products. Just turn it on with one button, place it over an object, and adjust

to your preference with the easy zoom button. The RUBY stays flat on the table or can be held over your reading with the fold-away handle. The magnified
image or text appears in the display window. With only one button, you can adjust the screen from full color for viewing pictures to any of four high

text modes. 

RUBY features:
• Flip out the convenient handle and use the RUBY like a conventional magnifying glass, holding it above a page or object – but see everything with enhanced
contrast and NO DISTORTION.
• Press the Freeze Frame button to capture an image and bring it close for comfortable reading – even change the magnification on the still image. This
is ideal for reading labels of food products on high store or pantry shelves. Take the RUBY to the library or bookstore, and suddenly you can read the
titles of books on arm-length-high rows. At the metro station, you can hold it flat to a wall-posted schedule board, push the Freeze Frame button, then
bring the RUBY close and take your time carefully reading route information. You will find so many uses for the Freeze Frame feature.
• Change the text and background colors individually to suit your most comfortable reading. The RUBY features full color mode and four enhanced contrast
modes for reading: black text on a white background; white text on a black background; yellow text on a blue background; or yellow text on a black background

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PEARL™ portable reading solution that converts printed text to human-like speech in seconds

The PEARL is sure to be a hit with blind and low vision students and professionals everywhere, the product combines the new PEARL portable reading camera and the latest release of Freedom Scientific’s popular OpenBook® software. The PEARL camera deploys in seconds to connect to a PC, and users simply press
a keystroke to snap a picture and hear their documents read back to them with synthesized speech while they control the reading rate and voice. OpenBook
lets them select from the Eloquence synthesizer or one of the human-sounding voices from RealSpeak Solo Direct®.

Capturing text images is faster than ever before. The PEARL camera has an automatic mode that senses motion, so it knows to snap an image whenever a page is turned. Place a paperback novel sideways and the PEARL will snap two pages at a time and maintain the pagination. For larger books, capture the even
pages first, and then flip the book over to capture the odd pages. Keep turning the pages while OpenBook reads to you, capturing up to 20 pages of a bound book per minute.

Use the PEARL to read books, newspapers, magazines, and bills. OpenBook identifies columns and places them in logical reading order. Change the language
setting to read foreign language documents with native speaker voices. Once a page has been captured, OpenBook gives low vision users multiple options
for viewing the information. They can display the text so that it wraps on the screen, enlarge the font, change the font style, change the foreground and
background colors, and have the individual words spotlighted as they are spoken.

The PEARL can also be used as a video magnifier showing a live image of your document on your PC. Navigate with the virtual XY table from the keyboard.
Even write under the camera in a magnified view. The PEARL works in most room lighting. If the room is dark, simply turn on the built-in LED lighting.

“The PEARL is the ultimate in portable scanning and reading. The camera sets up in seconds to provide a stable platform with alignment features to ensure
you capture a good image every time,” said Brad Davis, Vice President of Hardware Product Management for Freedom Scientific. “Because it works with OpenBook
9, users will have all the features and ease of use that OpenBook provides. You can edit documents in split view, add comments and highlighting, and even
export them to other applications like Microsoft Word. Now, the PEARL camera adds lightning fast OCR for real-time reading. When you are ready to move on, fold the PEARL into a compact package and zip it into its protective neoprene case. Carry it by its shoulder strap or slip it into your briefcase or backpack.”

To place an order, please contact:
Braille Adaptive
suratim (@) brailleadaptive(dot)com