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Crowdsourcing for the Blind

*Disclaimer: temporarily switching research projects

Thanks to the above disclaimer, you should now be aware that this post will not relate to the technology use of older adults. I will write up the findings of this project soon enough. However, now I am working on a project to crowdsource fashion advice for blind and low-vision people. I am working with Michele Burton to develop and test a new instance of  VizWiz, an iPhone app that helps this unique population identify objects.

Instead of asking to identify any object, they are specifically asking for colors of shirts/pants/shoes, how to assemble a matching ensemble, and for the words on their favorite t-shirt. 

More to come soon!

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