Sight Tech Global took place on December 7 and 8 2022. You can see the agenda here. Each of the main stage sessions from those two days are now available on YouTube. here is the Day One playlist and here is one for Day Two. And here are the individual sessions: We will publish links […]
The Sight Tech Global “In Person” all-day event will be held in San Jose, California on December 9, 2022 at the San Jose office of the Vista Center (101 N Bascom Ave San Jose, CA 95128).
Sight Tech Global started out in 2020 as a purely virtual event, but our partners told us they were eager for a small, in person event that brought together top technologists, designers and product people working in assistive tech. We thought that sounded like a lot of fun, not to mention rewarding if we could […]
The third annual Sight Tech Global conference, a virtual, free and highly accessible event on December 7 and 8 convenes some of the world’s top experts working on assistive tech, especially AI, for people who are blind or visually impaired.
Sensors and data are proliferating. Whether it’s from a phone, a car or smart home devices, astonishing amounts of data fuel the work of researchers and product developers conceiving new products and experiences. Among those who stand to benefit, even more than they already do, are people who are blind or visually disabled. That’s why Sight […]
Millions of people who are blind or visually impaired use a technology known as a screen reader to access the Web. However, few websites are coded to work properly with screen readers. Global web standards that specify how to support screen reader users as well as other people with disabilities have been available since 1999, […]
At last year’s inaugural Sight Tech Global event, a virtual event dedicated to applications of AI and related tech to accessibility for people who are blind, one of the most popular sessions belonged to Saqib Shaikh. The Microsoft engineer co-founded and leads the Seeing AI mobile app, which embeds a remarkable number of services beneficial to people who […]
Shortly after the first Sight Tech Global event, in December last year, Apple and Microsoft announced remarkable new features for mobile phones. Anyone could point the phone camera at a scene and request a “scene description.”
How do you make a virtual event accessible for people who are blind or visually impaired? When I started work on Sight Tech Global back in June this year, I was confident that we would find the answer to that question pretty quickly. With so many virtual event platforms and online ticketing options available to virtual event […]
Sight Tech Global is little more than two weeks out, and today we published the detailed agenda for Dec. 2 & 3. The show runs from 8 a.m. to noonish Pacific standard time. If you have not already grabbed a free pass to the 100% virtual event, now is the time! Sight Tech Global will […]