7 Key Emotions Translated into Sounds Through Artificial Intelligence
The AI appFacing Emotions assesses the emotion it sees on another person’s face to help someone who is blind or visually impaired “see” the emotion of the person they are talking with. The app uses the rear camera on the phone to evaluate the nose, mouth, eyebrows, and eyes. AI then processes the emotion—for example, contempt, anger, fear, disgust, sadness, happiness, surprise—into a defined sound heard on the phone. The analysis happens in real time and in offline mode. The app was designed by Huawei in partnership with the Polish Blind Association. It is available to download on Mate 20 Pro and on Google Play. Cost: Free app
When a young child has autism, screening for hearing loss and visualimpairment can be difficult. A number of resources are available to help families and professionals work together to appropriately screen these children and address their special needs effectively. These include explanations of autism-like behaviors, an online webinar series exploring multidisciplinary perspectives on these disorders, suggestions for writing measurable IEP goals, and a video of revealing moments of children with Asperger’s syndrome and their parents
Be My Eyes is a free tool that connects users who are visually impaired with a global community of volunteers ready at a moment’s notice to help them “see”—to lend their eyesight and support with everyday tasks.
The American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Project (ACB-ADP) and the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) are cosponsoring the Benefits of Audio Description in Education (BADIE) contest, an opportunity for young people, aged 7 to 21, who are blind and visually impaired to win prizes for themselves and their teacher, as well as recognition for their school.