China’s e-commerce site Alibaba created the DAMO Academy to explore “the unknown through scientific and technological research and innovation. The driving force behind the Academy is the pursuit of the betterment of humanity.” The $15 billion research initiative is determined to make smartphones more accessible to the visually impaired.
The design team created software called Smart Touch and hardware called Braille Buttons to help those living with vision loss. Chen Zhao, the research leader, says:
“We’re spoiled by technology, but there are so many people that are left out.”
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“Alibaba's Adhesive Buttons Help the Visually Impaired Interact With Smartphones”