Throughout my career I have often been asked the question, “Is product X accessible?” by people new to the field as well as experts in accessibility. At first consideration, the concept of a product being either “Accessible” or “inaccessible” seems reasonable; however, the complexities of technology, paired with the unique combination of abilities we all possess, make the concept of a product being “Accessible” less black and white.
Speech recognition is one of my favorite things to demo. There is something about watching words appear on a screen after speaking them that feels like science fiction to me. The technology has a wow factor that no other demo seems to produce.