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By Tim Powers on November 8, 2016

The Future of Accessibility Shines Bright

Guest post from Richard Schwerdtfeger, IBM CTO of Accessibility Twenty-six years ago I walked into the IBM TJ Watson Research Center to help create the very first Graphical User Interface Screen Reader for the IBM PC. I did not know it but the impact of making the Graphical User Interface accessible on Windows and OS/2 […]

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By Nicola Palmarini on September 6, 2016

Rethinking How Technology Can Improve the Quality of Life of our Aging Population

by Nicola Palmarini and Sheila Zinck According to the United Nations, more than one out of five people will be age 60 or older by 2050. If the explosion of mobile connectivity was the biggest technology shift of the early 21st century, the worldwide aging population is the biggest demographic shift – one with the […]

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By Shunguo Yan on June 6, 2016

Improving Cognitive Computing with Human Interaction

With the advent of cognitive computing, two interesting questions arise: What role do humans play in the new era? How can a computer and humans work together to develop mutual trust to help solve the world’s most complicated problems? The true potential of a cognitive system is its powerful data analytics and statistical reasoning. However, […]

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By Tim Powers on May 23, 2016

University of Massachusetts Boston Creating an Accessible Campus with IBM Mobile Technology

Guest post from Dr. Ping Chen, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, UMass Boston University campuses are complex and busy mazes of hustle and bustle. At times, they might be under-construction, experiencing changes, or lack signage or symmetry that makes them difficult to navigate, even for those familiar with the layout. People who are blind, use wheelchairs, […]

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By Tim Powers on April 15, 2016

Running on Accessibility

Erich Manser trains IBM designers and developers about the importance of not cutting corners when it comes to accessibility and inclusion in the creation of new solutions. He takes the same approach when training for one of his favorite passions… marathons. In this case, Manser has literally learned the importance of staying in, or on, […]

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By Kathleen Delgado on March 21, 2016

Outthinking Dementia

I first realized it the day my father asked me which number came between 3 and 5. He had been living alone for a while in another state and I only saw him a few times a year, but while speaking to him on the phone it became more evident after he would repeatedly ask […]

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By Frances West on December 7, 2015

Doing What is Right, Regardless of Age or Ability

As we celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, I want to reflect on how far we’ve come in providing equal access to the information that makes everyone’s daily routines more manageable. The task of making technology, applications, or the workplace accessible is ever-challenging. However, IBM has, with its long-standing belief that accessibility is not just […]

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