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App lets visually impaired in India hear books in their native language

App lets visually impaired in India hear books in their native language

Social Impact projects are heartwarming because those who are in need directly benefit. An app called Hear2Read developed at Carnegie Mellon translates books of one language into audio books of another to assist blind readers. The app currently knows Tamil (an Indian and Sri Lankan language) and is slated to learn a slew of others in a year's time.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/04/app-lets-visually-impaired-in-india-hear-books-in-their-native-language/

Narrow the Gender Pay Gap? There Are Apps for That

Narrow the Gender Pay Gap? There Are Apps for That

In fact, there are seven! These apps were displayed at a White House event on Tuesday, and the programs attack the gender pay gap from various angles. One app works on interviewing techniques, another focuses on the origin of inequality, and another is a gender pay calculator of sorts. This follows President Barack Obama's initiative called "Hack the Pay Gap," and it will be intriguing to watch what happens with a new president to be elected in November.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/07/19/narrow-the-gender-pay-gap-there-are-apps-for-that/