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Featured Speaker: Chieko Asakawa

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
OCCC W320 Chapin Theater

Objective: Inspiration
Audience Level: All
Session Type: Presentation

Computers have been changing the lives of people with disability. Synthesized voice helped the blind access online services. Now, the new AI technologies are reaching the point where computers can help in sensing, recognizing, and understanding our living world or real-world. In the history of technologies, accessibility needs ignited new inventions. Persons with disabilities have often been the first set of users for new technologies and nurtured them to be usable for everyone. AI will be the next big thing. In this talk, she will first look back the history of accessibility, demonstrate latest technologies, and discuss the future which will be enabled by the power of diversity.



Chieko Asakawa, IBM Fellow