Introduction On July 12 of this year, Microsoft released a pretty remarkable new app for Apple’s iOS line of products. The app is called Seeing AI: Talking Camera For The Blind, it can be used to perform OCR, recognize products, to do facial recognition and (in a beta state) to have a scene described to… Read more about Seeing AI: First Impressions
Amazon’s Sky Rocket To Improved Accessibility
a Introduction I’ve known Peter Korn, accessibility architect at Amazon, for nearly as long as I’ve been in the access technology world. He and I have worked on some of the same committees, forums and other working groups over the years and I’ve long been impressed with his intellect and ideas but, more so, with… Read more about Amazon’s Sky Rocket To Improved Accessibility
Howard Kaplan, Spotlight Gateway and Me
February is visually impaired awareness month so I chose to write about a very interesting project being announced today by a number of organizations and companies. Introduction Spotlight Gateway, announced today by a number of blindness organizations, a large pharmaceutical company and Bookshare intends to provide an iPad to every underprivileged child who is either… Read more about Howard Kaplan, Spotlight Gateway and Me
Apple’s 2015 Accessibility Rebound
Introduction No, I have not given up blogging, I’ve just been very busy on a number of professional projects that are taking most of my time. I have about a half dozen different blog articles in various states of incomplete but it’s been weeks since I last published a new one so forced myself upon… Read more about Apple’s 2015 Accessibility Rebound
Who Are The Champions?
Introduction As I sit here typing this story in San Francisco, I hear two voices playing in my head. The first, as the title might imply, is the voice of the late great Freddy Mercury singing his anthemic , “We Are The Champions.” While, by the late seventies, I had sold my soul to punk… Read more about Who Are The Champions?