oa Quest - High-tech aids for the blind and visually impaired : Quest explores some advances in assistive technology

Volume 15 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1729-830X



Worldwide, more than 36 million people are blind and at least 220 million have moderate to severe vision impairment. There are a variety of aids to assist people with this kind of disability in their daily lives, from talking watches and Braille tape measures to coin selectors and special telephones. In the last few years, however, technological advances have made a huge diff erence in easing the challenges faced by the blind and visually impaired.

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