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OpenAI’s GPT-4o Aims to Enhance Voice Assistants

OpenAI’s GPT-4o Aims to Enhance Voice Assistants | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
OpenAI’s GPT-4o AI model could enhance real-time voice interactions, improving the experience for consumers using voice assistants.
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Gain Access | Microsoft

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Gain access to the things that are important to you with support from Microsoft Windows. Defy limits and pursue your potential with our accessibility tips.
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Super-Accessible Digital Games: Any Ability Level Can Play – BridgingApps

Super-Accessible Digital Games: Any Ability Level Can Play – BridgingApps | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it

***UPDATE*** Since the original publication of this article in June 2023, the Overjoyed Accessible Game Controller has completed its beta-testing period and been officially released to the public. See details on Our Odyssey’s Overjoyed Software page. Digital games are as socially interactive as any shared interest. Many people, especially with disabilities that limit their ability to get out physically, find gaming an ideal antidote to loneliness. If you don’t know fellow gamers already, an online group is just a social-media search away (visit the Discord website to learn about the original social-gaming pioneers). 

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Technologies | Free Full-Text | Intelligent Cane for Assisting the Visually Impaired

Technologies | Free Full-Text | Intelligent Cane for Assisting the Visually Impaired | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Those with visual impairments, including complete blindness or partial sight loss, constitute a significant global population. According to estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO), there are at least 2.2 billion people worldwide who have near or distance vision disorders.
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Digital Inclusion for All Requires A Deliberate Mind Shift | KICTANet Think Tank

Digital Inclusion for All Requires A Deliberate Mind Shift | KICTANet Think Tank | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it

“To speak around digital inclusion,” as some experts say, “requires a deliberate mind shift.” Today, Kenya is demonstrating this very shift with its commitment to creating a more inclusive digital society, particularly for people with disabilities (PWDs). This was emphasised at the opening of the 5-days workshop held in Nairobi jointly by KICTANet in partnership with the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) targeting representatives from various stakeholder groups with a focus on accessibility for people with disabilities. 

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PrAACtical Groups: Tips, Tricks, & Positive Outcomes

PrAACtical Groups: Tips, Tricks, & Positive Outcomes | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Supports for language learning...
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“I Honestly Feel Like It’s Been Life Changing,” New Hearing Aids Make a Big Difference at Work for Katherine

“I Honestly Feel Like It’s Been Life Changing,” New Hearing Aids Make a Big Difference at Work for Katherine | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
“They helped me to afford new hearing aids, which was not doable on my own without their assistance. My extended benefits only covered 10% of what was needed,” Katherine says.“I wouldn't have been able to complete daily tasks if my hearing aids broke.”...
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Dr. Victor Pineda Talks Championing Disability Inclusion, Accessibility As Innovation In Interview

Dr. Victor Pineda Talks Championing Disability Inclusion, Accessibility As Innovation In Interview | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Dr.Pineda is yet another name to add to my long and ever-burgeoning list of people I’ve interviewed over the course of my journalistic career noteworthy enough to have their own Wikipedia page...
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How to prepare for the European Accessibility Act

How to prepare for the European Accessibility Act | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
How are businesses faring in the run up to the European Accessibilty Act officially coming into effect?
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The Ultimate Guide to Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning ensures the needs of all students are met. Learn how to create an accessible classroom community today!
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New initiative uses interactive technology to develop activities for people with dementia

New initiative uses interactive technology to develop activities for people with dementia | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
The Alzheimer’s Society and Sport England partnered with Social-Ability to roll out the Happiness Programme for people with dementia.
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Google Unveils New Chromebook, Workspace Accessibility Features

Google Unveils New Chromebook, Workspace Accessibility Features | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Google has announced new accessibility features for Chromebook and Google Workspace. Google has announced new accessibility features for Chromebook and Google Workspace, aiming to enhance accessibility options for users with diverse needs.
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Google celebrates accessibility with Chromebook initiatives

Google celebrates accessibility with Chromebook initiatives | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Google has been working hard to ensure that Chromebooks are accessible to everyone, regardless of ability or where you live in the world.
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Baidu might use Tesla's self-driving robotaxis

Baidu might use Tesla's self-driving robotaxis | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
The search engine giant has other robotaxi ventures and recently launched its sixth-generation RT6...
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Travel for the blind Welcome to Blind Tech 25, your one-stop destination for all things related to assistive technology, accessibility, and gadgets tailored to the blind community. Our channel is dedicated to empowering individuals with visual impairments through technology, education, and entertainment.

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Building an Advanced AI Assistant like Baymax using Modern AI Technologies

Building an Advanced AI Assistant like Baymax using Modern AI Technologies | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Introduction The rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) has enabled the development of... Tagged with ai, baymax, nlp, computervision.
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AI-powered seeing robot guide dog provides new leash on life for the blind

AI-powered seeing robot guide dog provides new leash on life for the blind | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Kurt “CyberGuy" Knutsson introduces you to RoboGuide: AI guide dog for the visually impaired for safe indoor navigation.
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Aging-in-place survey finds positive views, overwhelming support for tech

Aging-in-place survey finds positive views, overwhelming support for tech | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Technology could be a key tool to help seniors age in place, according to new survey data from U.S. News & World Report.
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5 New Accessibility Features in iOS 18 We Think Everyone Should Use

5 New Accessibility Features in iOS 18 We Think Everyone Should Use | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Some of the assistive technologies built into Apple's upcoming iOS update have broad appeal.
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ArthWriter Hand Aid - Assistive Technology at Easter Seals Crossroads

ArthWriter Hand Aid - Assistive Technology at Easter Seals Crossroads | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
The pain of arthritis can be excruciating, especially when it comes to tasks requiring fine motor skills, such as writing, brushing teeth, etc. For those who suffer from arthritis in their hands, the pain and stiffness can make something as simple as holding a pen an excruciating ordeal.
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Living With Hearing Loss: Strategies For Coping And Improving Quality Of Life

Living With Hearing Loss: Strategies For Coping And Improving Quality Of Life | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Living with hearing loss can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to hinder your quality of life. Whether you’re experiencing...
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Neuralink hopes to get brain implant right on second try

Neuralink hopes to get brain implant right on second try | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
The first human trial of Neuralink's brain implant has suffered an unexpected setback – but the technology was still life-changing for the recipient. Elon Musk's company is now looking for a second human patient.
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Students with dyslexia face challenges transitioning to the workplace, but with support they can thrive

Students with dyslexia face challenges transitioning to the workplace, but with support they can thrive | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Transitioning from university to the workplace is a critical period in anyone's life, but it can be especially challenging for students with dyslexia. While academic settings often offer accommodations for people with dyslexia, professional environments often fall short on such support systems.
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Control your iPhone and iPad using your eyes and voice with Apple's upcoming AI patches

Control your iPhone and iPad using your eyes and voice with Apple's upcoming AI patches | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Apple devices, including MacBooks, have supported eye-tracking technology for some time. However, it has always required external hardware. Thanks to advancements in AI, iPhone and iPad owners...
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Five things you can do right away to make your in person teaching more accessible and inclusive

Five things you can do right away to make your in person teaching more accessible and inclusive | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Accurate transcripts are important for people who need them, whether it be for deaf students, international students or perhaps where there is a lot of technical language.For each of these groups, inaccurate transcripts can be severely impactful when it…Read more ›...
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Self-driving cars may hit the U.K.'s roads by 2026 thanks to a new law

Self-driving cars may hit the U.K.'s roads by 2026 thanks to a new law | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
The autonomous vehicle industry is expected to create 38,000 jobs and $53.4 billion by 2035...
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