Apple’s Jeff Bigham, incapacity rights lawyer Haben Girma, writer Sara Hendren and extra to affix Sight Tech World

The opposite day we announced the first ten sessions for Sight Tech Global, a digital occasion Dec. 2-3 that’s convening the world’s high technologists to debate how AI-based applied sciences are revolutionizing the way forward for accessibility. At the moment, we’re happy to announce three extra classes. Registration is free and and open now.

Designing for everybody: Accessibility innovation at Apple

Apple has lengthy embraced accessibility as a bedrock design precept. Not solely has Apple created among the hottest client merchandise in historical past, these similar merchandise are additionally among the strongest assistive units ever. Apple’s Sarah Herrlinger and Jeffrey Bigham will focus on the most recent accessibility know-how from Apple and the way the corporate fosters a tradition of innovation, empowerment and inclusion.

Sarah Herrlinger, senior director of World Accessibility Coverage & Initiatives, Apple
Jeffrey Bigham, analysis lead, AI/ML accessibility Analysis, Apple
Moderator: Matthew Panzarino, editor-in-chief, TechCrunch

Inventing the accessible future, by collaboration or by court docket

When technologists design thrilling new improvements, these designs not often embrace blind individuals. Advocates urge us to make use of a wide range of methods, from training to litigation, to make sure accessibility is baked into all future tech. Harvard Legislation’s first deaf-blind graduate Haben Girma, incapacity rights lawyer Lainey Feingold and Worldwide Digital Publishing Discussion board president George Kerscher will focus on methods for making a future absolutely accessible to blind individuals, together with those that are Black, Indigenous and folks of shade.

Haben Girma, incapacity rights lawyer, speaker, and writer of Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law
Lainey Feingold, incapacity rights lawyer and writer of Structured Negotiations: A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits
George Kerscher, chief improvements officer for the DAISY Consortium, senior advisor for Benetech’s World Training and Literacy Group and president of the Worldwide Digital Publishing Discussion board (IDPF)
Moderator: Megan Rose Dickey, senior reporter, TechCrunch

What can a physique do? How we meet the constructed world

Technologists prefer to think about how their work impacts individuals, however that’s no substitute for actually realizing the true influence on lives, or higher but, understanding what individuals, particularly individuals with disabilities, really need from their environment and neighborhood. In her latest e-book, What Can a Body Do? professor and designer Sara Hendren’s “purpose … isn’t to throw chilly water on innovation; it’s to recenter the individuals, behind the instruments, who should work with their environment, their diversifications at the very least as miraculous because the know-how that helps them.” (Katy Waldman, in her New Yorker review)

Sara Hendren, affiliate professor, Olin School
Moderator: Will Butler, vice chairman, Be My Eyes

Hold a watch out for extra classes and breakouts in early November. Within the meantime, registration is open. Get your pass today!

Sight Tech World is eager to hear from potential sponsors. We’re grateful to present sponsors Amazon, Ford, Google, Humanware, Microsoft, Mojo Imaginative and prescient, Salesforce, Waymo and Wells Fargo. All sponsorship revenues go to the nonprofit Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, which has been serving the Silicon Valley space for 75 years.

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