Best of YouTube: Simulating Sight Loss & Distraction Free Typing

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In this podcast episode, hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece discuss a variety of topics, including the use of simulation glasses, and the accessibility of distraction-free writing devices for blind and partially sighted users.

The hosts open their conversation by discussing the use of simulation glasses, also known as sim specs, and the experience of sighted individuals wearing these glasses to replicate the visual impairments of people with conditions like retinitis pigmentosa. They explore the implications of such simulations and the potential for technology, such as AI, to create accurate and inclusive representations of visual impairment.

They also discuss the use of distraction-free writing devices, such as the Alpha Freewrite, and the lack of accessibility consideration in these products, calling for more inclusive design and features like audio output for users.

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