Can AI Hinder Accessibility?

Web Overlays

In this interview from Double Tap, hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece speak to Jakob Rosin, an accessibility expert and consultant, about the use of AI in web accessibility overlays and the implications for people with disabilities.

Jakob discusses the problematic reliance on AI for accessibility solutions and the issues with web accessibility overlays, which claim to make websites compliant but often make them more inaccessible. He also highlights the potential privacy and discrimination issues associated with users disclosing their disabilities on websites.

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Jakob shares his experiences in testing and consulting on web and mobile accessibility and emphasizes the need for human oversight in AI-driven accessibility solutions.

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