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Visually impaired News

Next on the NRA agenda: Firearms for the blind

In a video posted on the National Rifle Association’s news website, an NRA commentator asserts that blind people should be allowed to carry any kind of firearm as a constitutional right.

Stevie Wonder backs new copyright treaty for visually impaired

Stevie Wonder, last week lent his weight to an appeal to more than 600 delegates gathered at a United Nations forum in North Africa urging them to conclude a new copyright treaty that would liberalise copyrighted works for the blind and visually impaired.

New Text-to-Speech Tool Lets You Hear Digital Journal Articles, Download as MP3

Digital Journal is proud to announce a partnership with VoiceCorp. Using VoiceCorp's realistic text-to-speech technology called ReadSpeaker, you can now listen to every article on DigitalJournal.com or save them as MP3s to listen later while on the go.

Online Service Lets Visually Impaired Surf the Internet From Any computer, Anywhere

The tool developed at the University of Washington turns screen-reading into an Internet service that reads aloud Web text.
 

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Project RAY & Odin Mobile Introduce America s First Mobile Smartphone & Service for The Blind and Vi...
Project RAY & Odin Mobile Introduce America's First Mobile Smartphone & Service for The Blind and Visually Impaired.
Project-RAY Ltd.
WIPO Director General Francis Gurry (left) pictured with music legend Stevie Wonder in 2010
WIPO Director General Francis Gurry (left) pictured with music legend Stevie Wonder in 2010
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