Best of YouTube: Glidance Mobility, Be My Eyes Updates & Designing Tech For Everyone

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In this episode of Double Tap on YouTube hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece discuss updates to Be My Eyes, we find out about the new Glidance mobility aid everyone is excited about, and we chat design for everyone principles.

Alongside the debut of its latest flagship model, GPT-4o, OpenAI introduced updates to ‘Be My Eyes’, a digital visual assistant designed to aid individuals who are blind or have low vision. Initially integrated with ChatGPT in 2023, ‘Be My Eyes’ leveraged OpenAI’s GPT-4 to convert visual input into text, providing written descriptions of surroundings through a camera, which were then read aloud by ChatGPT’s Voice Mode.

Now integrated with GPT-4o, ‘Be My Eyes’ benefits from the model’s GPT-4 level intelligence, which is faster and enhanced across text, voice, and vision capabilities. CEO Mike Buckley joins the guys to explain more.

Amos Miller, the CEO and founder of Glidance shares the details of his innovative autonomous self-guided mobility aid for the blind with host Steven Scott, which is now available for pre-order with delivery expected later this year. The new device has been showcased around the world over the past year, and was most recently named the gold winner of the Assistive Technologies prize at the 2024 Edison Awards.

CEO of Rebokeh, Rebecca Rossenberg talks to Steven and Shaun about the concept of design for everyone and the challenges faced by companies in creating inclusive and accessible products. Rebecca discusses the need for meaningful design for everyone approach that goes beyond just words. She emphasizes the importance of involving disabled people as crucial stakeholders in the early stages of development.

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