Double Tap News Roundup: 22nd March

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In this week’s Double Tap News, Grace Scoffield presents the latest news from CSUN, plus other big tech news stories from the past week.

First up we dive into highlights from the CSUN Assistive Tech Conference, with updates from Be My Eyes who have announced a new Service Directory offering to make it easier to access accessibility support helplines and company phone numbers.

Also there’s news of a new AI feature from visual interpreter service Aira, which allows blind people to upload and receive visual descriptions of images. Also there’s news on the latest developments in braille devices showcased at CSUN, including Orbit Research’s Q40 and Q20 braille displays and HIMS International’s Braille eMotion. Plus we learn about ARX’s Vision new ARX AI headset and the partnership with Microsoft’s Seeing AI app, discussed with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) representative David on the show floor.

In other news, Google has opened a new Accessibility Discovery Centre in Ireland and the AppleVis expansion to cover technology beyond Apple operating systems is highlighted.