The company has just announced plans to increase subtitles on streaming content. But it's not enough, say deaf advocates. For some, in fact, Netflix's recent shift to streaming and its price hike, looks like something of a "deaf tax." Is Netflix listening?
Depending on your needs, and how you look on them, YouTube's embedded captions are either extremely useful, or an irritating extra that people abuse, distracting you from the video. The good thing is: Captions just got a whole lot cleverer.
Canes and guide dogs are useful for the blind, to be sure, but they're far from perfect. Enter the next generation of guidance for the blind: the Smart Cane, a cane-like device that senses obstacles and provides navigational tools with RFID technology that is similar to what is used by shopkeepers to stop theft.