Advanced AI Software Provides Natural Description of Images

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Google software can interpret and describe complex images as naturally and accurately as a sighted person - without human assistance. Beyond Object Recognition Two new artificial intelligence software programs can accurately interpret images and describe them more accurately than ever before. Developed independently by Stanford University and Google, the software programs can often describe images as accurately and meaningfully as humans. Until now, image recognition software… Continue Reading Advanced AI Software Provides Natural Description of Images

Google Glass: Accessibilty for the Deaf?

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Since the first announcement of Google Glass, tech junkies have been intrigued by  its possibilities. The accessibility community especially is interested in what it could mean to helping those with disabilities. When Google Glass unveiled its Explorer campaign, inviting people to apply for the chance to be among the first users, over 145,000 people responded to the #ifihadglass hashtag, explaining just what they would do… Continue Reading Google Glass: Accessibilty for the Deaf?

May #a11ychat with Shawn Lauriat from Google – Transcript

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Did you miss our riveting #a11y #a11ychat this past Monday? Never fear!  We've got the whole #a11ychat transcription on Chirpstory.  We were joined by special guest Shawn Lauriat.  Shawn works as a software engineer focusing on accessibility of Google Docs.  He joined Google in 2011 as an engineer on the Documents team.  Shawn responded to all our Google Doc and Drive accessibility questions and shared some great… Continue Reading May #a11ychat with Shawn Lauriat from Google – Transcript

May #a11ychat

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Town Hall with Shawn Lauriat from Google Our next #a11ychat will take place on May 20th from 4-5pm EDT (note the time change!), and will feature a very special guest: Shawn Lauriat, a software engineer at Google since 2011, focusing on accessibility of Google Docs. Shawn will be answering questions during the #a11ychat and talking about accessibility and Google Docs. The Deque team, including Glenda Sims,… Continue Reading May #a11ychat

Google + Adds New Accessibility Features to Hangouts

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The Google Hangouts team has made it clear that accessibility is important. In the past, we have seen the release of  Hangouts Captions, and Take the Floor, two apps that make using Google Hangouts accessible to sign language users. Yesterday they announced two more accessibility features! The first is an expanded list of keyboard shortcuts. These are helpful for those you don't want to, or… Continue Reading Google + Adds New Accessibility Features to Hangouts

Google Art Project Brings Museum Art to All

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Accessible Art Google is using the technology created for their Google Street View project to bring art to the masses! While impossible to completely replicate the experience of viewing a piece of art in a museum, Google Art is trying to do the next best thing. The database has over 30,000 pieces from museums all over the world, and displays the artwork at 7 billion… Continue Reading Google Art Project Brings Museum Art to All

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