Back by popular demand, Select the Right Tech connects access technology users with the companies who make products for our community. This year’s virtual Select the Right Tech will feature developers of mainstream and specialized apps for the blind and low vision community. Don’t miss this chance to ask your questions to the makers of the apps you love, and to learn about apps you haven’t tried yet. A schedule of the day’s presentations will be published the week prior to the event, RSVP now to receive the Zoom invite.
Here is the schedule:
1:00 pm Welcome to LightHouse
Presented by Erin Lauridsen, Director of Access Technology
1:10 pm Be My Eyes
Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call.
Presented by Will Butler, VP Community
1:45 pm Microsoft Soundscape
Microsoft Soundscape uses 3D spatial audio to promote a person’s mobility and independence by enhancing their awareness of their surroundings by calling out landmarks and points of interest from where they actually are.
Presented by Melanie Kneisel, Software Development Engineer
2:15 pm Spotify
Spotify is a digital music, podcast, and video service that gives you access to millions of songs and other content from creators all over the world.
Presented by Philip Strain, User Research and Accessibility Lead
2:45 pm Voice Dream Scanner
Voice Dream apps are designed for accessibility, and Voice Dream Scanner is a fast and accurate OCR scanner for everyday use.
Presented by Winston Chen, Founder and Developer
3:15 pm Aira
Aira is an app that utilizes your smart phone’s camera to connect with professionally trained agents who provide visual information to accomplish tasks, navigate and enhance your experiences.
Presented by Jenine Stanley, Director, Customer Communications
3:45 pm GoodMaps Explore
GoodMaps Explore helps people who are visually impaired navigate safely and efficiently.
Presented by Mike May, Chief Evangelist
This event is free and open to all, those who RSVP in advance will be eligible to win door prizes.
This event is free and open to all, those who RSVP in advance will be eligible to win door prizes!
LightHouse thanks Oracle for their generous sponsorship of this event.