• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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Humans vs. Robots: Media Accessibility in the Age of AI

Date & Time
Friday, March 22, 2024 - 2:20 PM PDT  
Elite 1-3  

Part 1: Introduction
Overview of accessibility requirements for different media types. Benefits and challenges of humans and AI working together.

Part 2: Icebreaker: Humans and AI in the Wild
Humorous, interesting, and sometimes creepy AI behaviors related to media.

Part 3: Latest Advancements for Robots
Latest advancements in computer vision for image accessibility. AI capabilities in delivering accessibility requirements for audio and videos. Examples of successful outcomes using AI (i.e., fixing errors, scalability). The rise of AI chatbots and generative artwork.

Part 4: AI Pitfalls for Humans
Challenge of describing highly complex images in context. AI limitations for captions, transcripts, audio description, video summaries, and ASL. Dangers of inaccurate or incomplete accessibility requirements for media. Examples of unsuccessful applications of AI (product identification, emotion recognition).

Part 5: Navigating the AI Frontier
Discuss responsible AI use in accessibility and prioritizing user experience. Highlight dangers of reliance on AI, need for ongoing human oversight, and bias monitoring. Address the risk of reduced vigilance as AI results improve over time. Discuss how to navigate autonomous AI systems vs. human-extended abilities. Importance of keeping accessibility at the forefront of AI development.

This Presentation Link (PPTX) is provided by the Presenter(s) and not hosted by the Center on Disabilities at CSUN. The Center on Disabilities has confirmed, as of April 18, 2024, content linked is relevant to the presentation, but has not been reviewed for accessibility nor will the Center on Disabilities attempt to remediate any accessibility issues in the linked content. Please contact the Presenter(s) with any accessibility concerns.

  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Entertainment & Recreation
  • Media & Publishing
  • Marketing
  • Retail & Wholesale
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
Are robots ready to replace humans when it comes to making the web accessible? Will humans harness the power of AI supertools for social good? Discover the evolving landscape of media accessibility and what’s next for humans and AI.  
Primary Topic
Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)  
Secondary Topics
  • Blind/Low Vision
  • Cognitive & Learning Disabilities
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Research
Session Type
General Track  


  • Christopher Land
  • Caroline Desrosiers

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