21 November 2019

New research project: BlindTech

Blind people's use of AI technology (BlindTech) is a new research project at CIRCD, funded by the Velux Foundations.

BlindTech examines how people with visual impairment or blindness actually use AI in everyday practice such as smartphones with AI-based apps and smart speaker systems such as Google Home Assistant. This research is based on detailed video ethnographic methods closely following and studying blind and visually impaired people (BVIP) in their everyday lives using these technologies. 

BlindTech is the first in the world to investigate BVIP’s use of AI in spatial and social environments by studying their naturally occurring everyday practices for achieving inclusion in society.

Brian Due is PI.

See project page.