Voice Summit on Accessibility with Voice
Alright, hey guys, Mark Phillips with SimpliSpoken This is the SimpliSpoken on Voice Daily Flash Briefing back again to talk about a track that really was eye opening at the Voice Summit. And that was the accessibility track and the track that paid in the team put together around accessibility for folks that have some barriers, right right now to being able to participate in the, the voice universe. And so they started some of those conversations out with Christina Malin, and she had lost the use of her arms. And she’s created this fashion skill that allows folks to design clothing for accessibility. And then they followed that up with a talk with a quite a few folks. Andrew Lewis from the Federation of the Blind. Michael Cohen, who created long term care products for folks that are disabled. And then there was there were a host of folks talking about challenges in the voice ecosystem with using conversational assistants and voice products and design for voice and accessibility for voice. And I think in a previous podcast, we’d really talked a little bit about how we thought it was a possibility that the American for Disabilities Act include some protections around voice this new kind of way to interact with computing resources. And so just fascinating and kudos to Pete and the team for putting together a show that really opened I think folks minds to why we need to think about designing for folks that may identify as disabled especially, you know, given the fact that about 20% of the population identifies as disabled. So that is a big swath of folks that we need to consider in our design thinking for voice and that appreciated that that really was a great take. So again, SimpliSpoken on Voice Daily Flash Briefing. Thanks a lot, guys.