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In this episode of Double Tap, hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece kick off with Steven sharing a story about helping his dad connect Apple Music to Amazon Echo, illustrating the common misconception about being locked into specific tech ecosystems and the surprise many feel when they learn about cross-platform compatibility.

Listener emails bring up topics like marketing assistive technology to younger audiences, the need for resources for young people who are blind or partially sighted, and the complexities of finding a good therapist or counselor in the UK. They touch on the challenges of navigating YouTube with VoiceOver due to the introduction of shorts at the top of search results, reflecting on how changes in app interfaces can impact accessibility.

The episode wraps up with excitement for the upcoming Ability Summit by Microsoft, focusing on the potential of AI and the importance of making technology accessible not just for consumers but for creators with disabilities. Hector Minto, technology evangelist for Microsoft, stresses the significance of registering for events like the Ability Summit to show interest and support for accessibility in tech. Register for the Ability Summit here: https://abilitysummit.event.microsoft.com/

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