At InRhythm our focus is on creating solutions that work for everyone, and that includes the disabled, the blind, and anyone else who struggles to use a mouse or read an article.
If you believe the marketing, you’d think every new gadget will change your life, but many are confusing to use or doomed to obsolescence. Here’s how to determine whether your purchase will stand the test of time.
Since the advent of home broadband, smartphones and other internet-enabled devices, there has been a shift in how we communicate with each other. The internet has certainly made many aspects of life easier, but for those with a disability, digital exclusion is still a real problem.
Making what you’re designing accessible helps both disabled and able-bodied alike.
We feel compelled to connect, engage, fix problems, challenge our perspectives, and always move forward. Let’s mirror our best intentions and work together for better AI outcomes by design. So we’ve summarized five insights to identify exclusion and design more inclusive AI.
Specialized solutions for disadvantaged people often have more to do with negative perceptions than actual needs.
As artificial intelligence and IoT continue to advance and refine, the smart home is starting to take flight. More and more objects are now becoming connected to smart devices—washing machines, lighting systems, ventilation, cooking appliances, cameras—all controllable from a single device.
Curb cuts first hit the streets in 1945 to help make it easier for people in wheelchairs to get around in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. Since then, they’ve found dozens of other potential uses, not only in helping people with wheelchairs around the world but also all manner of cyclists, scooter riders, stroller-pushers, and people who prefer to carry suitcases with rollers.
A sample of case studies that demonstrate how geospatial technology and universal design work together to make the world more accessible to everyone.
About 20 percent of Americans have one or more disabilities, and just like in the physical world, the digital one is not always readily accessible. So, going to a website, if you’re visually impaired, probably involves using a screen reader.