Apple’s Jeff Bigham, disability rights lawyer Haben Girma, author Sara Hendren and more to join Sight Tech Global
The other day we announced the first 10 seminars for Sight Tech Global, a virtual affair Dec. 2-3 that is convening the world’s top technologists to discuss how AI-based engineerings are revolutionizing the future of accessibility. Today, we’re pleased to announce three additional sessions. Registration is free and and open now .
Designing for everyone: Accessibility innovation at Apple
Apple has long embraced accessibility as a bedrock layout principle. Not only has Apple caused some of the most popular consumer products in autobiography, these same makes are also some of the strongest assistive manoeuvres ever. Apple’s Sarah Herrlinger and Jeffrey Bigham will discuss the latest accessibility technology from Apple and how the company fosters a culture of invention, empowerment and inclusion.
Sarah Herrlinger, senior chairman of Global Accessibility Policy& Initiatives, Apple Jeffrey Bigham, investigate make, AI/ ML accessibility Research, Apple Moderator: Matthew Panzarino, editor-in-chief, TechCrunch
Inventing the accessible future, by collaboration or by court
When technologists intend provoking new innovations, those blueprints rarely include blind people. Counselor implore us to employ a variety of programmes, from education to litigation, to ensure accessibility is broiled into all future tech. Harvard Law’s first deaf-blind graduate Haben Girma, disorder claims attorney Lainey Feingold and International Digital Publishing Forum president George Kerscher will discuss policies for creating a future fully accessible to blind people, including those who are Black, Indigenous and people of color.
Haben Girma, disability rights lawyer, speaker, and writer of Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law Lainey Feingold, disability rights lawyer and author of Structured Negotiations: A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits George Kerscher, principal innovations polouse for the DAISY Consortium, senior advisor for Benetech’s Global Education and Literacy Group and president of the International Digital Publishing Forum( IDPF) Moderator: Megan Rose Dickey, major reporter, TechCrunch
What can a person do? How we match the well-developed world-wide
Technologists like to imagine how their work affects parties, but that’s no substitute for truly knowing the real impact on lives, or better more, understanding what beings, especially beings with disabilities, certainly demand from their borders and society. In her recent notebook, What Can a Body Do ? prof and decorator Sara Hendren’s” object … isn’t to throw cold water on innovation; it’s to recenter the person or persons, behind appropriate tools, who must work with their surrounds, their changes at least as supernatural as the technology that helps them .”( Katy Waldman, in her New Yorker review)
Keep an attention out for more sessions and breakouts in early November. In the meantime, registration is open. Get your pass today !
Sight Tech Global is eager to hear from potential sponsors. We’re grateful to current patrons Amazon, Ford, Google, Humanware, Microsoft, Mojo Vision, Salesforce, Waymo and Wells Fargo. All sponsorship incomes go to the nonprofit Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, which has been serving the Silicon Valley area for 75 years.