Empowering Accessibility: Behind the Scenes of Microsoft’s Narrator

In this episode of “Double Tap TV,” host Steven Scott and Marc Aflalo talks with Jeff Bishop, a product manager at Microsoft, about the company’s built-in screen reader, Narrator. Jeff discusses the challenges his team faced when developing a solution for seamless use of braille displays with Narrator and how they leveraged AI responsibly. He also emphasizes the importance of user feedback in enhancing accessibility. The episode offers a behind-the-scenes look at the technology that powers Narrator and its impact on the disability community.

0:00 Marc and Steven welcome you to the show
6:25 Accessibility in Education with HumanWare
12:05 Making Braille Displays Seamless with Narrator
16:37 Responsible Use of AI in Accessibility
20:00 Feedback

About Double Tap TV
Double Tap TV is a weekly television show that covers all aspects of accessible and consumer technology. From the latest smartphones, tablets and TV’s to the most specialized tools that empower people with all types of disabilities – Double Tap TV covers it all. Every week hosts Steven Scott and Marc Aflalo interview key people in the tech world and discuss their roles. The show features accessible tech tips, hands-on tech reviews and the latest in tech news. Double Tap TV airs weekly on AMI-tv, a division of Accessible Media Inc, available at http://www.ami.ca/doubletap. Double Tap TV is hosted by Steven Scott (@BlindGuyTech) and Marc Aflalo (@marcaflalo) with frequent contribution from Shaun Preece (@TheBlurredNerd) and Mitchell Whitfield (@m_whitfield)

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