Neat things in the news this week

I’ve got 2 interesting stories this week that were considered news-worthy… and they didn’t involve the Superball draw. 🙂

First off, in the spirit of my last entry, the University of Michigan is investigating the creation of a Kindle-like device, but with braille.  Oddly enough,
while I was demonstrating my braille note taking device to a fellow subway passenger a few days ago, I was commenting how a braille tablet would be the
next logical step.  I should have patented my idea!

Anyway, here’s a video of the device and its underlying technology: The Holy Braille Tablet


Next, although, not really current news, (It was news to me), toy companies are starting to produce dolls with disabilities.  The idea was originally started
by parents concerned by the lack of toys that portrayed their childrens'(differences).  The campaign called “toys like me” has been a success and now toy
manufactures are jumping on board.

See this video for more info: Toys Like Me!


Finally, just a quick blurb for a Toronto meetup group that might be of interest for some of you. The Toronto Accessibility group meets monthly.  It’s
a nice relaxed way to learn more about accessibility and ask questions in a friendly atmosphere.  This month’s meeting is held at Mozilla’s Toronto headquarters.

You can find more about the meetup here: Toronto Accessibility Meetup


About mcourcel

I work within the Information Technology industry. More precisely, within the accessibility field. Oddly enough, I'm trying out WordPress to evaluate its ease of use and just to tinker with various topics of my choosing.
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