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Visionary Tech: AI's Impact on Accessibility

Date & Time
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 3:20 PM PDT  
Elite 1-3  
In our session titled "Visionary Tech: AI's Impact on Accessibility" we will delve into the groundbreaking developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) aimed at vastly improving accessibility for blind and low-vision individuals. This presentation will primarily focus on how AI technologies, such as computer vision, natural language processing, and machine learning, are bridging gaps by facilitating quicker and more efficient access to information, thereby fostering greater independence for visually impaired people. We will explore a variety of innovative AI tools and applications, illustrating their practical implications and transformative impact on everyday lives. Examples include real-time object and text recognition, navigational assistance through auditory cues, and the conversion of visual data into tactile or auditory feedback. These technologies exemplify the transformative potential of AI in breaking down barriers and enabling a more inclusive environment. The presentation will also address the challenges faced in implementing these technologies, discussing considerations around user experience, affordability, and availability. We aim to provide insights into ongoing research and development, highlighting collaborations between tech developers, accessibility experts, and end-users to enhance the effectiveness of AI solutions.  
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • K-12 Education
  • Government
  • Healthcare & Rehabilitation
  • Employment & Human Resources
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
This session delves into AI's transformative role in enhancing accessibility for the visually impaired, focusing on innovations that enable independence through rapid access to information.  
Primary Topic
Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)  
Secondary Topics
  • Blind/Low Vision
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Healthcare & Rehabilitation
Session Type
General Track  


  • Karthik Kannan
  • Karthik Mahadevan

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