BBC Scotland: How smart tech could transform disabled people’s lives

30 December 2019
Source: BBC Scotland

Within a generation, technology has radically changed the way most people live their lives. Smartphones and other devices are an added layer of convenience for many people – but they are making it possible to create innovations which could transform the everyday experiences of disabled people. “The possibilities are immense,” according to Robin Spinks, a senior innovation manager at the

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Huffington Post: How Accessible Technology Is Moving Into The Mainstream

1 September 2016
Source: Huffington Post

By Robin Spinks, Senior Strategy Manager at RNIB Solutions Facebook recently launched “automatic alternative text”, a piece of software that describes photos for blind and partially sighted people who cannot automatically see them. The system was created by Facebook’s accessibility specialist Matt King who lost his sight in college, according to the social network, and wanted to create a project

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