The University of Pretoria has developed low-cost technology that helps in diagnosing hearing disability.
The technology, called hearScreen, is a patented smartphone application that provides a mobile health solution for early detection of hearing loss and links patients to required health services. The software can turn any smartphone into an audiometer to test people’s hearing. Continue reading SA varsity develops tech to detect hearing disability
Difficulties regarding independence, recognition, rights, etc. is an ongoing fact of life if You are a person living with a disability.
Recently I got quite involved in the accessibility and disability rights arena.
I encountered touch screen card machines on one of my shopping trips but, dismissed it and shopped somewhere else instead but, when I received an email regarding the experience of another person, I realized that this is going to become a problem.
My request to you then, do you have sufficient contact with the others banks mentioned above to address this matter? It simply is not acceptable that a blind person will have to be dependent on someone else to enter his / her PIN at these point of sale machines.
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Now, this is only one issue that was raised. Continue reading ABSA, joining the FNB camp of non-cooperation – not interested in the blind or visually impaired
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