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In that way the artificial intelligence can improve the lives (and that of the disabled)

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Published on Apr 15, 2019

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Alleviate the difficulties of the disabled is not an act of charity but an effective way to improve the lives of everyone, even those who do not have any impediment. This is the strongest message that emerged from the last Accessibility Summit in Brussels, an event organized by Microsoft on 11 and 12 April for dialogue with the voluntary and community organisations of disabled people all over the world.

The so-called accessibility, i.e. the possibility that a device, a service, and, more in general, a resource can be accessed with ease from any type of user - is a great accelerator for technological development, have repeatedly pointed out the leaders of the Redmond company in two days in belgium. Citing the many innovations that it was precisely the search for greater inclusiveness have taken the impetus to reach the public at large: from the typewriter to the teletext, the screen reader for the audio books, from the solutions for the optical tracking to the speech-to-text

“Disabled people are the catalysts of innovation, " explains Jessica Rafuse, Senior Program Manager Accesibility of Microsoft – are the real experts, in many cases of early adopters: can't wait to try the new technologies to understand the impact they will have on their lives. When we design a product with the lens of disability," adds the manager, "we are creating a better product for all. This is true for Microsoft as for all the companies in the tech world. Moovit, for example, works with the community of blind people to test and design options, and transit routes. And in so doing has become the application number one for travelling citizens”. The iPhone more powerful than ever with the design of the most classic ever? Apple iPhone 8, on offer today from Techinshop to 484 euro, or from ePrice to 586 euros. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING

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