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SXSW 2017

IoT's Opportunity for Accessibility

The world is full of smart devices that make life for the average person a little more convenient. Why then is this same technology not utilized to improve the lives of those with disabilities? Sure, there are some devices designed for those with specific disabilities, but this technology is both outdated and overpriced. Instead, why not tweak the latest technology available, to tailor it for those with special needs? Come discover how together we can create a more accessible world for those with disabilities.

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  1. What are some of the currently addressable challenges individuals with hearing or visual loss face?
  2. How is the internet of things currently being used for accessibility?
  3. What opportunities exist to utilize the internet of things to better serve those with special needs?

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Antonio Rodriguez, http://www.prettysmarthomes.com/, Pretty Smart Homes

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