Revisiting Zero Project 2024: Part 3

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In this episode of Double Tap, hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece cover a range of topics related to disability, technology, and innovation.

They speak with Dr. Anthony Giannoumis, who runs a company called Scaling Solutions, which aims to help members of the disability community start businesses. They discuss how the company is using new technology to help visually impaired individuals learn Braille. They also explore the concept of Scaling Solutions and the way it connects different disability communities around the world, breaking down market barriers and expanding the reach of disability innovations.

The hosts also interview Gwen Birchall, who is involved in technology development for the disabled community, and Mark Walker from AbilityNet, a UK charity that works on disability technology. They discuss the Zero Project conference and its focus on disability and assistive technology, as well as the importance of legislation and regulation in driving improvements in accessibility.

The conversation also touches on inclusive advertising and the representation of disability in media, and the potential impact of politics and government policies on disability rights and inclusion. They discuss AI and the responsible use of technology in relation to disability, and the ongoing work being done by organizations like AbilityNet to support members of the disability community through technology and education.

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