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The evolution of assistive technology into everyday products

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 2:20 pm ET
  • Location: Main room

Lots of universal design applications were originally designed for people with disabilities. But good design benefits everyone. Curb cuts, for example, were developed for wheelchairs, but help parents with strollers, too. Assistive technologies move into the mainstream in a similar way.

Hands-free phones, speaking GPS, and speech-to-text software (to name a few) have gone beyond their original intent and are being used in creative and everyday ways. In his talk, Nic explores some of the hacks used by people with disabilities and how they can benefit everybody.

Note: this presentation is in French.

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