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AI and Accessibility
Date: June 24, 2021
Time: 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM (Central European)
Topic: AI Services
What is this session about? Microsoft has infused AI into Office 365 applications to support accessibility. Whether it's Speech and Language AI providing live subtitles in PowerPoint, or Vision AI generating alt text for images, everyone can benefit from accessible features.
Who is it aimed at? All developers who are interested in building in accessibility to their apps using Azure Cognitive Services.
Why should I attend? To learn how to design, develop, debug, and deploy an app on Azure to demonstrate the power of AI for Accessibility.
For more on this series, visit https://aka.ms/HigherEdSeriesPg
Speaker info: Stephen Howell | Academic Program Manager Stephen has 22 years’ experience in software engineering, lecturing, program management, and the education industry. He is currently the Academic Program Manager for Microsoft Ireland. In this role he advocates for STEM skills at K12, computer science skills to higher and further education customers, and digital transformation to government educational agencies.
Stephen is an advocate for STE(A)M, Autism & ADHD awareness, Gender Diversity in Tech, and increasing accessibility in technology for all. He is the Diversity and Inclusion Council Accessibility Pillar Lead for Microsoft Ireland (from July 2019).
He is in final year of a PhD in SMARTLab, University College Dublin on Inclusive Design and Creative Technology Innovation, where his research focuses on Computational Thinking and Kinesthetic Learning