What We Are Reading
2015 May 29
Here are a few items that caught our attention in the last month:
- The Wolfram Language Image Identification Project lets anyone easily take any picture (drag it from a web page, snap it on your phone, or load it from a file) and see what ImageIdentify thinks it is.
- Picture this: Microsoft Research project can interpret, caption photos Microsoft researchers are at the forefront of developing technology that can automatically identify the objects in a picture, interpret what is going on and write an accurate caption explaining it.
- Interactive Molecule Exploration – This tool creates accessible chemical diagrams.
- MathML Accessibility – Very nice audio matrix of how various readers handle reading MathML of common equations.
- Silicon Valley Finds it Harder to Ignore the Blind As companies such as Netflix and Uber go from start-ups to tech giants, they are finding they have to do more to adapt their services to people with disabilities, especially the blind. When “Daredevil,” a show about a blind superhero, premiered earlier this month on Netflix, fans petitioned the streaming company to add audio description.