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How Artificial Intelligence And Voice Help Blind People | VOICE Summit 2019


At the VOICE Summit 2019 (organized by Modev), we sat down with Anil Lewis, Executive Director of the National Federation of the Blind, to discuss how Artificial Intelligence And Voice-based interface are helping disabled people to use computers. He argues that accessibility actually makes the product better for everyone.

NFB is the oldest and largest organization led by blind people in the United States.

Topics we covered in this interview:
00:00:50 What does the National Federation of the Blind do?
00:03:06 Blindness is a disability
00:03:30 Technology helps become equal with other users
00:06:56 Voice-based computing makes tech available to more people
00:07:34 What are you doing at the VOICE Summit?
00:10:51 We should not be singled out because of our disability
00:11:41 Accessibility should not be an afterthought

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Swapnil Bhartiya
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