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Pair of Sony CRE-E10 self-fitting over-the-counter hearing aids. They are similar to normal earbuds and black in color with soft nibs that go into the ear canal and a small portion that protrudes from the canal for user control by hand.

CSUN 2024: Sony OTC Hearing Aids

Allison interviews Lauren Reynolds from Sony about their new self-fitting, over-the-counter hearing aids. Since these hearing aids do not require an evaluation and fitting from an audiologist, they are much less expensive and are easier to purchase than traditional hearing aids. Sony’s hearing aids come in a couple form factors. The CRE-C10 self-fitting hearing aids […]

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Ten B.fter paint containers with the following color/scent combinations: Red/Cherry, Orange/Orange, Yellow/Lemon, Green/Mint, Blue/Aqua, Prussian Blue/Earl Gray, Violet/Lavender, Brown/Wood, White/Cotton, and Black/Vanilla.

CSUN 2024: B.fter Aroma Art for Visually Impaired People

Allison interviews Angela Maeng from Another Day about their B.fter Aroma Art designed specifically for visually impaired people. B.fter is a paint kit designed to help the user distinguish colors by having a unique nature-oriented scent assigned to each color. Examples of the many scent/color combinations include lemon for yellow, cherry for red, and lavender […]

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Front view of 6 YubiKeys ranging from the largest (about the size of a thumb drive) to the smallest (about the size of a micro-SD card). They have various form factors including USB-A, USB-C, and Lightning connectors.

CES 2024: YubiKey Online Hardware Security Keys

Allison interviews Karin Muskopf from YubiCo about their range of hardware authentication solutions for online security. Yubico offers many secure key formats more secure than SMS messaging or an authenticator app for second or multi-factor authentication. YubiKeys provide strong authentication with support for multiple protocols, including existing Smart Card/PIV, and FIDO2/WebAuthn, the new standard that […]

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Front view of the handheld Annie device. It's the size of a handheld gaming controller and has a white plastic case with red and white buttons. Visible on the top row of Annie are twin braille cells on the left, speakers in the center, and a standard 6-cell braille display on the right. The middle portion of Annie is composed of a standard braille keyboard with large buttons. Below that is a digital braille slate that lets children input braille characters using a stylus. And finally, at the bottom of Annie are three large buttons for left right/right cursor movement and entry.

CSUN 2024: Annie Self-Learning Braille Literacy Device

Allison interviews Thinkerbell Labs CEO and Co-Founder, Sanskriti Dawle, about their braille literacy device that helps children learn how to read, write, and type in braille. The handheld device, called Annie, uses gamified and interactive content to help make learning braille fun. A friendly human voice guides students in their local language, thus making learning […]

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Cato device is a small (1.5"x1.5") black rounded rectangle and about 1" thick. It has two small black rectangular protrusions top and bottom on the face and the word "cato" printed in gold lower-case print. A small rounded rectangular opening is located on one side of the device.

CSUN 2024: Cato Motion-Based Wearable Alternative to Eye Gaze Control

Allison interviews Auli Co-Founder, Spero Koulouras, about their alternative to eye gaze to control applications and devices. Auli’s Cato device empowers people with motor disabilities by providing familiar customizable control of electronic devices. Cato is a motion-based wearable device that controls Windows, macOS, and Chromebook computers by emulating mouse and keyboard input. It also operates […]

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Touch Graphics company logo showing two hands at right angles to each other with fingers extended. The fingers overlay a grid pattern of red dots (indicating touch points) on a blue circular background.

CSUN 2024: Touch Graphics Interactive Tactile Displays

Allison interviews Lindsay Yazzolino and Steve Landau from Touch Graphics about two of their products that provide universal access using tactile designs. The first is a custom tactile overlay for maps that provides orientation and wayfinding for people with visual impairment. Lindsay demonstrates the T3 Tablet that has various tactile overlays with raised features. The […]

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