Building Digitally Accessible Tech Requires Accessible Data

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Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), and it’s a good time to talk up the need for greater accessibility for data and insights.

Data is supposed to be an enabler: of insights, success, research, you name it. It’s also behind improved digital accessibility: web-based content, services, and products that are accessible to those with disabilities, whether it’s cognitive, visual, hearing, or motor. Emerging technologies are making strides in digital accessibility possible, and the results are pretty exciting. 

How Accessible Data Enables Better Digital Accessibility

GAAD was created to get people talking, thinking, and learning about digital access and inclusion. But there are many ways to think about accessibility—most commonly, as GAAD highlights, the need to adapt technology tools to people with different abilities. 

Data processing lends a hand in creating accessible technology. With this AI and natural language processing, we can build systems to convert text to speech and offer faster, more accurate closed captioning. Computer vision can improve how images are processed and described, creating more meaningful text descriptions for the visually impaired. Adaptive hardware will allow the motor impaired to use eye movements to navigate on their devices. And the list goes on.

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