Facebook improves how blind can 'see' images via AI

/ Dec 20, 2017

Facebook improves how blind can 'see' images via AI

When Matt King first got on Facebook eight years ago, the blind engineer had to weigh whether it was worth spending an entire Saturday morning checking whether a friend of his was actually in his friend list. Such were the tools at the time ...

Oct 1, 2017

Tokyo cafe dishes out a lesson in hiring bias

At a cafe near the University of Tokyo, clerks with hearing impairment are communicating with customers through writing and sign language — and their work is being welcomed and appreciated by a steady stream of customers. "It serves nice food and is very comfortable," says ...

A ruff guide to Seeing Eye dogs in Japan

Sep 23, 2017

A ruff guide to Seeing Eye dogs in Japan

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Ariel is a devoted labrador. Named after the title character in Disney's "The Little Mermaid," Ariel can’t get enough of her user, 37-year-old Kanako Suzuki. Ariel rolls on her back, begging to be petted, and when Suzuki joins her on the floor, the animal ...