Introduction I'm a happy subscriber to the AppleMusic service. It has almost everything I ever care to hear, AAC is a really high quality format that I find indistinguishable from lossless on high end gear and, at $10 per month for the individual or $15 for the family plan, I think it's a bargain. Years… Read more about Can An Ai Learn To Be Racist?
Introduction For the past nine months or so, I've been doing a lot of research into the issue of employment among the population of people with vision impairment. I'm still learning a lot about this issue and discovering that the problem is profoundly more complex than I would have ever predicted. At one time when… Read more about Work: A Personal Perspective
Introduction It's been more than seven months since I published an article on this blog, a record for inactivity on my part. This piece is a "random musings" kind of article, it will contain headings naming the topic and a paragraph or two about the idea as I've done in musing articles in the past…. Read more about A Long Time Between Articles
Introduction Last month James “Jamie” Teh announced he would be leaving NVAccess, an organization he co-founded with Mick Curren to create, improve and maintain NVDA, the screen reader used by an estimated 40% of blind people on the Windows platform. Almost immediately, I started receiving Twitter direct messages (DMs) and emails asking what I thought… Read more about A Cast Of Thousands
Introduction On July 12 of this year, Microsoft released a pretty remarkable new app for Apple’s iOS line of products. The app is called Seeing AI: Talking Camera For The Blind, it can be used to perform OCR, recognize products, to do facial recognition and (in a beta state) to have a scene described to… Read more about Seeing AI: First Impressions