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By Si McAleer and Ruoyi Zhou on October 12, 2018

Reflection During National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is nearing its halfway point, and we would like to reflect on its theme of “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.” For more than 100 years, IBM has embodied that theme by practicing disability inclusion. While there is (always) still work to be done, we are excited and awed by what […]

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By Yiannis Gkoufas on August 12, 2018

Puzzle Solving with Computer Vision and Watson Services

Who doesn’t love the challenge of solving a puzzle? Jigsaw puzzles are a popular hobby for all ages and have been an important tool in a child’s physical, cognitive and emotional development. Children can develop physical skills such as better hand/eye coordination; cognitive skills such as shape recognition, memory, and problem solving; and emotional skills […]

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By Si McAleer on May 17, 2018

Free Accessibility Tools and Technology Pay It Forward

May 17 marks the seventh anniversary of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). GAAD was introduced to spark a conversation around digital accessibility to get people thinking and learning about accessibility. While the conversation is important, we must remember this is not a theoretical exercise. These are real challenges affecting people daily, but tackling these challenges […]

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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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