Microsoft’s Seeing AI App adds Five More Languages to Assist the Blind

While the Microsoft Seeing AI has proven to be successful for assisting the blind by describing objects and text, the only issue has been that it’s only been available in English, so you’re crap-outta-luck if that’s not your first language. Thankfully,  Microsoft recently updated the free (and currently) iOS-only app with five additional languages that it can support: Dutch, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.  This means that Seeing can now process and describe things like signs or the facial expressions of other people to help the blind use the proper words in their (at least from the current six) home languages.

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A Beautiful Building for Blind Scottish War Vets

The Scottish War Blinded was founded in Edinburgh in 1915 in order to offer care for Scotland’s sailors, soldiers and airmen and women who were blinded during their service of their country.  The New Linburn Centre facility is located on a site at Linburn, West Lothian and it replaces the charity’s 1950’s-era facility which occupied an nearby site. The organization of the interior and exterior spaces are simple as possible so that the users can easily form a mental image of the building, allowing for straightforward navigation. Continue reading “A Beautiful Building for Blind Scottish War Vets”