Revisiting Zero Project 2024: Part 4

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In this episode of Double Tap, hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece discussed the Zero Project Conference in Vienna and the technology and services mentioned there. The episode revolved around the topics of Hable, Google accessibility, and eye tracking technology.
The hosts delved into the new Hable 2 and explored its features, the challenges related to its cost and manufacture, and the company’s efforts to bring the product to a broader audience. The conversation focused on the importance of keeping the device simple and user-friendly, with the goal of making it accessible to everyone. They also discussed the significance of Hable’s unique design and multi-modal functions, and the company’s commitment to creating content and training programs to promote awareness and usability of accessibility tools.

The hosts also spoke with Christopher Patnoe from Google about the tech giant’s commitment to ethical AI and accessibility. They discussed Google’s Gemini AI model, the potential risks and benefits of AI for accessibility, and the importance of thoughtful ethical design and inclusivity.

Moreover, the episode featured a conversation with Eduardo Jauregui from Irisbond about the advancements in eye-tracking technology and their potential applications for people with disabilities, such as those with ALS or cerebral palsy. The discussion highlighted the main features of the Hable 2 and the company’s commitment to expanding its capabilities, with a focus on making the device more affordable and user-friendly.

The hosts also hinted at exciting updates coming soon and emphasized the company’s commitment to working closely with the community to ensure that their feedback shapes the future of Hable devices, ultimately providing accessible and empowering tools for everyone.

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