Blind people are increasingly independent. New technologies don’t stop working on finding improvements on their life. We want to introduce you this video, thanks to TedTalks.
Blind since the age of 14
Chieko Asakawa is a japanese, who is blind since the age of 14 after a pool accident. Now, she’s a great computer scientist, worried about improving the daily life of blind people. She wants to be more independent and she’s working hard on it, as we can watch in the video.
She leads the development in advancing web accessibility including digital Braille and voice browsers. The government of Japan awarded the 2013 Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon to Dr. Asakawa for her outstanding contributions to accessibility research, including the development of a voice browser for the visually impaired. Today, with Carnegie Mellon University, she is working on how accessibility technologies can play a key role in the real world to help create opportunities for more people to actively participate in the society.
We’re really happy to have people like Asakawa, working in a different way with technology.