Chieko Asakawa

How new technology helps blind people explore the world

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How can technology help improve our quality of life? How can we navigate the world without using the sense of vision? Inventor and IBM Fellow Chieko Asakawa, who's been blind since the age of fourteen, is working on answering these questions. In a charming demo, she shows off some new technology that's helping blind people explore the world ever more independently ... because, she suggests, when we design for greater accessibility, everyone benefits.

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Chieko Asakawa · Visionary inventor

Dr. Chieko Asakawa invents technology to make the visually impaired more independent.

Dr. Chieko Asakawa invents technology to make the visually impaired more independent.