Archive for November, 2011

The Business Rationale for Virtual Accessibility

November 14th, 2011 by Kel Smith | 1 comment

How would a merger between virtual worlds and commercial retailers affect consumers with disabilities? First in a series of sample chapters.

Robotic Guide Dog for the Blind

November 8th, 2011 by Kel Smith | Comments Off on Robotic Guide Dog for the Blind

Always seeking the new and weird, engadget reports on work being done in Japan to develop a mechanized canine using Microsoft Kinect technology. The quadrupedal robot can navigate flights of stairs, identify rough patches in a path and avoid obstacles with specially made bumper sensors. Check out these two videos of the device at work. […]