Vision impaired, blind and learning-disabled users can hear printed text including menus, documents, signs and receipts. The Reader Mobile unit from KNFB Reading Technology Inc. leverages the high-resolution camera in a Nokia N82 cell phone, letting users photograph text they want to hear. The initial version reads and speaks both French and English.
For those who want help reading, the system combines intelligent image-processing software with text-to-speech and text-tracking features so they can enlarge, read, track and highlight text on the phone's large display.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.