On the road to equal access, is AI a friend or stranger?
If you’re blind, you can now get AI-generated descriptions of photos on your Facebook feed. You can use the Microsoft’s SeeingAI iPhone application to get descriptions of whatever you capture with your phone’s camera. These technologies are already being used widely by many blind and low vision people. So are we really nearing a world where blind people have equal access to visual information? Well, to answer that question, we must ask ourselves what exactly is “equal” access