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  • Microsoft’s new AI app to assist the blind could be a ‘game changer’ in accessibility

    Tech Republic - 07/12/2017

    Meryl Alper, assistant professor of communication studies at Northeastern University and a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, said she believes the app could be useful, even for people who are not visually impaired. “What is obvious to one person can be invisible to another,” Alper told TechRepublic.

    However, Alper does not necessarily see this kind of tool as something that can provide knowledge. “While I think that this technology can open up new opportunities for those with visual impairments to engage in social interaction and participation, we shouldn’t conflate visual perception with ‘knowing,'” she said.

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