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AI and A11y: Threats, Opportunities, and the Road Ahead

Date & Time
Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 4:20 PM PDT  
Elite 1-3  

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is quickly reshaping the way we live, work, and interact. While this transformation opens up unprecedented opportunities, it can also leave people with disabilities marginalized in new ways. How can the disability community be proactive and get ahead of threats like these:

As the hiring process becomes more AI-driven and the use of automated candidate software becomes more popular, will this lead to more ableist hiring practices?

As the makers of large language models seek to scrub them of ableist content and stereotyping, who is providing the benchmarks, tests, and guidelines for detecting bias?

Technologies like AI-based navigation and automated captions will require a large degree of accuracy to be useful. What are acceptable error rates, and who determines them?

The disability community is at a pivotal point, where it can make itself increasingly relevant to the development of future AI or become increasingly marginalized. The development of AI will provide advocacy organizations with the chance to provide innovators with leadership and guidance, and this session will try to lay out those emerging opportunities.

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  • Disability Specific
  • Research & Development
  • Administration & Business Support
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
AI has placed the disability community at a pivotal point where we can become increasingly relevant to the development of future tech or become more marginalized. We'll explore the specific opportunities that this emerging field brings us.  
Primary Topic
Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)  
Secondary Topics
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Law, Compliance, and Policy
  • Leadership & Strategy
Session Type
General Track  


  • Claudio Vera

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