NON VISUAL DESKTOP ACCESSScreen reader is an application software for computer accessibility for people with visual impairment. It interprets what is being displayed on screen and outputs textual, graphical and spatial information in the form of text-to-speech or a Braille output device. It is vital for the visually impaired because in many cases, like news, digital media is the only means of consuming and creating information. The most popular commercial screen readers for Windows, like JAWS, are prohibitively expensive, costing around $900 for a personal user license and more for updates and support. NVDA, supported by the NV Access community, is the free and open source alternative. Technical information Written primarily in Python, uses accessibility APIs, AAccessible2, Microsoft UI Automation and Java Access Bridge, eSpeak text-to-speak engine Development Focus NVDA was created by two Australian programmers and has since been made available in over 40 languages. However, compatibility with Indian languages remains minimal and vast majority of the employed visually impaired populace in India work exclusively in Indian languages. The ndia development team addresses this issue. The project aims to develop the following. Compatibility with Indian language text to speech engine.Complete compatibility with all popular versions of key application software like Microsoft Office suite of applications.Support for Indian languages keyboard layouts Development of NVDA application modules for some popular software for banking and ERP like Finacle and Tally


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MEDELThe World's Smallest and Lightest Behind-the-Ear Audio Processor
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​The OPUS 2 is the ideal choice for children and adults. It is the world's smallest and lightest behind-the-ear (BTE) audio processor, making it especially suitable for little ears and all ears. The right fit for your active lifestyle with multiple wearing options, colours and optional assistive listening devices.




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PLANET-​T​E​CH

Next Generation Technologies for Planet & People

smart cane

SmartCaneTM device is an electronic travel aid which fits on the top fold of the white cane. It serves as an enhancement to white cane and overcomes its limitations by detecting knee above and hanging obstacles. For safe mobility, it is important that such obstacles are detected early. The cane has other uses as a spatial awareness device as it can detect presence/absence of objects in the surroundings. Further, as compared to the white cane, the detection distance is increased from 0.5 meters to 3 meters. It informs about the presence of objects before actually touching the object with the cane and thus helps in preventing unwanted contact. This avoids socially awkward situations like collision with people while walking or unsafe collisions with animals or into trash. 
SmartCaneTM device uses ultrasonic ranging to detect objects in its path and generates tactile output in the form of different vibratory patterns. These vibrations convey the distance information and thus enable the user to negotiate the obstacles from a safe distance. With simple orientation and training, any visually impaired person who is a regular user of the white cane for mobility can benefit from this device.

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bus identification system : on board

A radio-frequency based solution has been developed which consists of two modules: a mobile-llike hand-held user module, and a bus module installed inside the bus. Once at a bus stop, the user presses the query button on the handheld module to obtain route numbers of the buses in vicinity. These numbers are read out to the user via a speaker / head phone in the user module. This essentially solves the first problem of helping the user know if the desired bus is there at the bus stop. Once the route number of a desired bus is read out, the user needs to select it by pressing the selection button. This triggers a voice output of the number from a speaker installed at the entry door of the bus, thereby assisting the user in orienting and navigating towards its entry. The select button can be pressed multiple times to trigger the guiding voice output from the bus. Once the select button is pressed, it activates a bulb at the driver panel thereby informing the driver about a person with special needs who wants to board his particular bus.

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Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
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ELECTRIC FINGERSIntroducing new, anatomically correct electric fingers for partial hand amputees. These durable, hi-tech fingers are more proportional in size rather than being unnaturally long, as is the case with other electric fingers. The length of these new electric fingers also means a more natural feeling when people use them in their daily activities. This breakthrough technology offers new hope to millions of people who are living with partial hand amputation.




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