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    Justin Threlkeld Song Chae Dana Weiss Luke Jeong Sarah Luscombe Michelle Heathers Stef McDonald Sabah Baxamoosa Hillary Newman

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  • Justin Threlkeld

    This is the amazing, life-changing, side of design. This is the stuff that makes me proud to be a designer.

  • Agus Echague

    Check out this new Singapore-based app that has sprung from "micro-volunteering" to help the visually impaired.
    The ask is awesome: if 1 every 100 peeps spends 10 seconds a day helping someone, GOOD can happen.
    This is how it works:
    MySmartEye can be downloaded by smartphone users with a visual handicap. If they want to know the details of an object or view in front of them, they simply take a photo and upload it through the app. The image is instantly sent to one of MySmartEye’s micro-volunteers, who offer a short description of the photograph. The description is sent back to the original user, who can then use text-to-speech software to have it read aloud.
    Check this video for a full overview: http://youtu.be/Li3A3HY2vlw

  • Sarah Luscombe

    Thoughts that come to mind: Coexist. Teaching acceptance of diversity. Bridging gaps in communication. Unifying diverse groups by making them able to relate to one another and see how really they are not as different as they think. One step closer to a better world. Love this.

  • Michelle Heathers

    This is a beautiful story. Hope this takes on to create more amazing collaboration!

  • Mike Caskey

    I love the two kids reading 'the end' at the same time. Also loving the idea that any author or publisher can be empowered to print the same book for both blind and non-blind readers.

  • Liz Dwyer

    I love things that bring folks together and bridge our differences--as they say, "share the same world"--I got a little teary-eyed watching this because there's historically been so much othering of blind folks. It's nice that resources like this can help kids grow up without learning those prejudices.