Digital technologies now touch all aspects of daily life, but not everyone is able to access these technologies. Now a digital hub for technology designers has been launched, to address the challenges of over one billion people facing disability, literacy, digital literacy or aging related barriers to using technology.
According to CNET, a world leader in tech product reviews, news, forums and videos, two billion photos are uploaded onto Facebook every day. It’s a very visual tool, but not so useful for users who are blind or visually impaired. That was the case up until May 2016 when Facebook engineer, Matt King, designed a tool which generates a colourful list-like description of every photo using object recognition.