Access All Podcast: Will AI be helpful or ableist towards disabled people?

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - media article or participation


The launch of Chat GPT-4o is already making it easier for blind and visually impaired people to live independent lives, and promises to open up accessibility for people with many other disabilities.

Emma Tracey gathers a panel of experts, featuring technology journalist Paul Carter; the CEO of Be My Eyes Mike Buckley; and Professor Annalu Waller, Director of the Augmentative and Alternate Communication Research Group at the University of Dundee. They discuss what the technology might mean for disabled people – considering not only the advantages, but also the potential downsides.

Also in this episode, Emma takes part in a workshop called Hair&Care, where visually impaired people learn to style their own hair.
Period22 May 2024