The Timing for APH’s Monarch tactile display could not be better

At Sight Tech Global we rarely track products from year to year, but APH’s Monarch tactile display for the education market is an important exception. APH’s collaboration with Humanware and DOT is targeted at the education market to deliver not just a ground-breaking dynamic Braille tablet that can “receive digital textbooks from APH and other providers, significantly reducing the time to fingertips for our students” and at the same time render the charts and graphs crucial to STEM education. Add to that the possibilities of the past year’s breakthroughs in generative AI, and Monarch’s horizon looks even more exciting. 

Greg Stilson will be available for live questions in a breakout session listed in the agenda.

UNICEF and the Perkins School for the Blind: Closing the accessibility gap in research

Research tools and outputs often rely heavily on visual presentations of data, which can lead to accessibility barriers. UNICEF Innocenti partnered with Perkins Access and the developers of the EPPI-Mapper to create an evidence and gap mapping tool that not only is more accessible for users, but generates a more accessible visualization map of research evidence. Officially launching at SightTechGlobal, this breakout session will explore the motivation behind the EPPI-Mapper’s redevelopment, the accessibility considerations that enhanced its usability, the next steps to continue improving the tool’s accessibility and the implications raised for all types of research. Join the team behind the tool to learn more and get your questions answered, so you can start creating your own, accessible evidence gap maps.

Live AMA with Envision’s Karthik Mahadevan: The Future of AI Smartglasses

Immerse yourself in a 30-minute online session focusing on the innovative world of AI smartglasses. Discover the latest advancements, future potential, and real-world applications from an industry expert. The session includes an interactive Q&A, offering a unique opportunity for deep engagement and learning.

Live AMA with the Be My AI / Be My Eyes team

Following the Be My Eyes session on the main stage, please join the Be My Eyes team working on Be My AI for a live AMA to get answers to your questions about this breakthrough application of generative AI to one of the blind community’s favorite applications.