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Databite No. 59: Shiri Azenkot

improving access to info for people with vision disabilities


November 5, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Data & Society
36 West 20th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY, 10011

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Shiri Azenkot presents Enhancing Ability: A Discussion of Recent Work on Improving Access to Information for People with Vision Disabilities:

In this talk, Shiri will discuss several projects that show how we can leverage mainstream technology to enable people with disabilities to be more independent and productive. She will begin with a discussion of her dissertation work about eyes-free text entry on mobile devices, showing how blind people can use touchscreens effectively, and will continue by discussing work conducted with students at Cornell Tech on two emerging mainstream technologies: 3D printing and smart glasses. Her group at Cornell Tech is currently working on improving access to education for blind students via 3D printing and enabling people with low vision to access information in their environment with smart glasses.