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#ifihadglass We would open the world of assistive technology for the visually impaired at UNB Libraries:
- real-time OCR and text-to-speech for print materials
- building and stacks navigation with NFC shelf location and digital signage
- resource suggestions based on object identification by call number or cover scans
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James Anest's profile photoGoogle Glass's profile photoGil Smith's profile photoErroyl Rolle's profile photo
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Hello, as iam visual impaired iam very interested in these ideas.
Google doe great work in accessibility - are there any contacts to google's accessibility team to put forward these ideas?
 
Hi Jeff, thanks for applying! We’d like to invite you to join our #glassexplorers program. We’ll be sending you a private message with more details in the coming weeks -- keep an eye on our stream at Project Glass.
 
I too am visually impaired. Of all of the far out and distracting and frankly disturbing potential uses of the Glass, I see huge potential for the visually impaired or the dyslexic or the elderly etc. A basic app to make reading easier and/or magnification for theater or sporting events would make life better for many. With the aging boomers, there will be a considerable demand for these assistive technologies.
Jim (jpanest@gmail.com)
 
I am working on this as well ... open sorse collaboration?
 
Hi Erroyl and Google Glass. Will it be posible for visually impaured people to have a live , magnified image of their surroundings - bus numbers, street names etc? I work with V I patients in the UK and if the above is possible it would be a great leap forward.
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