Archives April 25, 2005

Oh, another idea for assistive technology (Embed RFID chips in all road signs...)

Along the lines of the textual interface client for the blind...

If you've got this little machine working away for you, why not add a very powerful RFID reader. Add RFID tags to every new street and construction sign that have an ID and a typecode describing the message on the sign.

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Assistance for the blind (Universal bluetooth interfaces...)

Just reading a Wired News article on the need for assistive technologies. Here's a thought:

Define a protocol using bluetooth, or some other proximity-based system, such that a "personal client" device can signal to nearby machines that it requires textual interaction (thinking here primarily of displays for the blind). The machines have a very cheap ...

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