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A Summer Intern Making A Difference

iwalkUW CSE graduate student Shiri Azenkot interned this past summer at AT&T Labs Research.  Shiri’s research focuses on making technology accessible to people with disabilities, especially people with low vision.  While at AT&T Labs Research, she explored how technology could be used to create an easy-to-use navigation tool for enabling low-vision users to walk to a destination. The result of her work is  iWalk, an iPhone application that uses both text-to-speech and speech recognition technologies to implement a robust navigational aid.

Read more about what she was able to accomplish here.