Wireframes and Wireframing

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Hello everyone, today’s topic is on wireframes and wireframing. Wireframing is a process where you(or someone else) design the UX (User-Experience) and the UI (User-Interface). The User-Interface is the part that you see when you open an app. It is the actual graphics and the buttons that are on the screen. On the other hand the User-Experience is a bit more in depth. The User- Experience is all the interactions and the feelings of the user when they use the app. … Read More

Our Presentations.

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Hello every one whom has browsed the internet and has ended up on this web page! Due to the fact of the numerous complements and comments on our presentation skills this blog post has been dedicated to this subject. If you have ever seen one of our presentations, thanks for watching. If not these points will apply and help in your everyday presentations. Firstly, I would like to thank everyone (especially VentureLAB) who has commented or provided feedback to our … Read More

Braille Literacy Statistics in India

Vera Cotturo

Braille literacy statistics in India show that there are 15 million blind people in India, two million of whom are children. In fact, one out of every three blind people in the world lives in India. But the silver lining behind this tragic situation is that up to 80 percent of blindness is curable or preventable. One out of every three blind people in the world lives in India – an estimated 15 million blind people live in India. Every … Read More

Our supporter, Mr.Otis

Rhys Binnie

As we journeyed through our first year of the Classy Cyborgs, we had a big supporter. When we made the team we were all students at Lester B. Pearson Public School in Aurora, so naturally we had a principal. In our case, our principal, Mr. Otis supported us and dind’t just tell us to keep studying and miss out on the opportunity we have today. We would like to thank him. But I asked myself, “Why did he support us so … Read More

The Market Failure in Learning Technology for the Blind – James Andrade

James Andrade

There are 35 million people in the world who are blind. In North America there are 66,000 children under 18 years old who are totally blind. Only 10% can read Braille. The kids who learn how to read often depend on a teacher. But there are very few qualified teachers that can teach Braille. The existing tools for blind children to learn Braille are either very basic or very expensive. Most learning tools are flashcards with Braille on them, or … Read More

Coming up with Our Idea

Sebastian Villate

At first, our team had the idea to make a glove to teach blind children to play the piano. The gloves fingers would vibrate to tell the user which keys to press. Then through some research, we discovered this was already in development by Georgia tech, so we had to find something else. We knew we wanted to help the blind community, so after one of our teammates learned that only 10% of the blind population know how to read Braille, … Read More

The Classy Cyborgs Logo

Isabel Neufeld

The mustache, top hat, and camera-eye monocle have become the mainstay of the Classy Cyborgs. But why these items? Well, clearly, when you think of “Classy,” a man in a trim suit with the tallest of hats, bushiest of mouth crowns, and shiniest of singular eyepieces sipping hot Darjeeling from a china cup is the first thing that comes to mind… right? Well, regardless, that’s all with which I could come up while thinking of what to do for our … Read More

Classy Cyborgs in St. Louis

Sean Lloyd

The Classy Cyborgs went to Saint Louis from April 22 to April 25 to compete in the FLL Global Innovation Award competition. We were one of twenty semi-finalists out of more than 500 teams from around the world and were the only ones representing Canada. During the four days we went to check out other ideas of the other teams. We went to our judging session with five judges. At the end of the week the three finalists were announced … Read More

The Classy Cyborgs Blog

Rhys Binnie

Welcome to the Classy Cyborgs Blog. We will try to entertain and enlighten you with info we find from around the web that has something to do with our efforts to help kids with disabilities through the use of technology. Additionally, we will provide info that excites us from the many sponsors and mentors who have graciously given us their support.