accessibility

  • Engineering Students Develop White Cane Attachment To Help The Visually Impaired

    Capstone team VIATECH presents their NOVA prototype, which is designed to assist individuals who are visually impaired. (Taylor Phillips-Rodriguez/Texas A&M College of Engineering) By Taylor Phillips-Rodriguez, Texas A&M University College of Engineering According to the World Health Organization, approximately 253 million people across the globe live with visual impairment, and…

  • Accessible Aggieland: GIS Team’s Award-Winning Work Improves Texas A&M’s Aggie Map

    By Leslie Lee, Texas A&M University College of Geosciences Navigating the 5,200-acre Texas A&M University campus just got a little simpler for Aggies with disabilities, thanks to recent improvements made to the Texas A&M Aggie Map. Students, faculty and staff on an interdisciplinary development GIS Team successfully designed new…

  • Texas A&M Professor Develops Novel Reading Technology For The Blind

    By Elena Watts, Texas A&M University Marketing & Communications With a grant from the National Science Foundation, Texas A&M Professor of Visualization Francis Quek has developed technology for talking books that allows people who are blind to access more literature with increased command over their reading experiences. STAAR Description…

  • A More Accessible Community: Texas A&M Students Design Braille And Campus Maps

    All students and campus visitors can better navigate the Texas A&M campus through a 3-D and braille map located at the southeast entrance of the Memorial Student Center thanks to (left to right) Russell Geyer, Ashlyn Pedersen and Tyler Wooten. (Athlyn Allen, Division of Student Affairs) By Athlyn Allen, Texas A&M University Division…

  • Computer Science Student Overcomes Vision Impairment With Adaptive Tech

    Cameron Cassidy uses several adaptive technologies to help him in class. By Rachel Rose, Texas A&M University College of Engineering Cameron Cassidy, a senior in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, does not let his visual impairment slow him down as he pursues a degree…

  • ‘Hackathon’ Invites Contestants To Imagine Campus Of The Future

    Texas A&M’s Diversity Accessibility Hackathon is a 24-hour event in which teams compete for $5,000 in prize money as they pursue ways to improve public accessibility on campus. The Hackathon, Feb. 17-18, is designed to stimulate dialogue about diversity and inclusion topics on campus in a collaborative environment, say organizers. Contestants will…