Video Abstract: AI for Accessibility: Augmenting Sensory Capabilities with Intelligent Technology 

Date

June 30, 2017

Speaker

Jeffrey Bigham, Shaun Kane, Walter Lasecki

Affiliation

Carnegie Mellon University, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Michigan

Overview

Advances in AI technologies have important ramifications for the development of accessible technologies. These technologies can augment the capabilities of people with sensory disabilities, enabling new and empowering experiences. In this session, we will present examples of how breakthroughs in AI can support key tasks for diverse user populations. Examples of such applications include image labeling on behalf of people with visual impairments, fast audio captioning for people who are hard-of-hearing, and better word prediction for people who rely on communication augmentation tools to speak.