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Facebook begins using artificial intelligence to describe photos to blind users


On the 5th April 2016 Facebook began automatically describing the content of photos to blind and visually impaired users. Called “automatic alternative text,” the feature was created by Facebook’s 5-year-old accessibility team. […]

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Samsung wins RNIB’s Inclusive Society Award for its Accessible Smart TV range


Sight loss charity RNIB collaborated with the electronics giant to develop the Samsung Smart TV range….. Click here to read more >

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Technology failing to meet needs of older people with hearing and sight problems


A new study – Keeping in Touch with Technology? – was commissioned in 2014 by Sense to explore the experiences of older people using telecare and assistive technology. The Sense website states: […]

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