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This week’s blog post on digital accessibility is focusing on how artificial intelligence can impact and improve digital accessibility for individuals with disabilities.  What is artificial intelligence? Artificial intelligence (AI) also known as machine intelligence is intelligence demonstrated by a machine (Poole, et al., (1998).  (A picture of Watson by IBM). The most readily identifiable […]

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I hope this new post finds you all well!  Wow, what a week a MDTAP — we have had a great time supporting our constituents.  Today’s post focuses on an iOS based application by the name of ‘Speechify.’  I have used the aforementioned app in my current role and in quite a bit in my […]

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Hey guys, I wanted to highlight some awesome work that is going on at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  Every year, the student body of MIT organize an assistive technology hackathon.  Unlike typical hackathons this event doesn’t focus on building the fanciest or flashiest device, software or tool.  Instead it focuses on the creation of […]

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Wow, what a fantastic week at MDTAP!! Well, I have been thinking a lot about accessible gaming and gaming generally this past week. Today, I wanted to highlight a fantastic charitable organization not too far from Maryland, the organization goes by the name of ‘Able Gamers.’  This charity happens to be the largest and most […]

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Today, I am going to be highlighting a new cell phone from Raz Mobility.  Based on my brief hands-on demo, information from their website and my reading so far I am pretty impressed.  It is an accessible ‘basic’ cell phone (the non-smart variety) designed for individuals with various disabling conditions including: blindness, low vision, dexterity […]

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Hey guys, I hope this blog post finds you all well!  The latest accessibility offering by Comcast is a really big result in the realms of accessibility and equal access.  I am so impressed with Comcast that a mainstream cable supplier is investing their resources to increase accessibility to their product line.  Specifically, Comcast have […]

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