Double Tap’s Tech News Review Of 2023
Happy New Year from everyone here at Double Tap!
It’s an important time of year to remind ourselves of the massive strides forward that we have seen in 2023, and in a special episode, Steven and Shaun review the big tech news stories directly impacting the blind and low vision community across the year.
Major topics include the release of PlayStation’s accessible controller, Microsoft’s investment in OpenAI which led to the evolution of AI technologies that benefited the blind community such as Be My AI.
Also there were considerable changes in Twitter, huge developments in accessible gaming, and advancements in assistive technologies like the HumanWare Victor Reader Stream 3rd Generation.
The episode also discusses the impact of social media on mental health, the closure and rebirth of Soundscape, and innovations in AI-assisted apps and devices.