Strategy

It’s harder than ever for the visually impaired to shop online — here’s how retailers can make their digital presence more accessible

The visually impaired are struggling to shop online independently during the pandemic due to visual barriers and inaccessible user experiences. Generic product descriptions, unhelpful images, and an aesthetically pleasing user experience to the average eye aren’t compatible with the assistive technologies used by the visually impaired. When these images and […]
It’s harder than ever for the visually impaired to shop online — here’s how retailers can make their digital presence more accessible
Tech

Google wants people with Down syndrome to record themselves speaking to help train its AI to recognise unique speech patterns

Google is asking people with Down syndrome to “donate” recordings of their voice to help train its voice-recognition software. Voice technology has historically struggled to understand people with unique speech patterns, like those with Down syndrome. Google is seeking 500 unique speech samples, and is already more than halfway toward […]
Google wants people with Down syndrome to record themselves speaking to help train its AI to recognise unique speech patterns