AI for accessibility and inclusion

Activity: Public engagement and outreachPublic speaking engagements


This session focuses on how artificial intelligence aids in accessibility and inclusion. We'll examine simple machine learning tools like text-to-speech and speech-to-text, discussing their evolution from basic phonics to understanding complex texts. The talk will also cover the use of AI for tasks like simplifying text, summarizing information, and generating ideas. This illustrates AI's role in making information more accessible.

In the second part, we'll discuss the risks of depending too much on AI, including how it might impact learning. We'll reference Vygotsky's theory on learning development to understand the balance between human learning and AI assistance. The session will also touch on AI in image creation and text completion tools like Copilot, exploring their benefits and potential challenges.

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Period29 Feb 2024
Event titleBritish Dyslexia Association: Dyslexia and Dyscalculia Virtual Conference 2024: Creating a positive learning environment
Event typeConference
LocationBracknell, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational