Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Accessibility

Artificial intelligence has been assisting people with disabilities for a long time. For example, AI has been used in speech recognition software since the 1950s.

Research into AI applications has advanced since then. However, even the applications discussed today should be considered works in progress.

Quality assessment from a human should always be applied. AI can sometimes "hallucinate", or give false information, in an attempt to complete your prompt. You must check the accuracy of anything AI generates and make adjustments as needed.

Note: Accessibility overlays can assist people with disabilities. They are vulnerable to the same issues as other generative AI. They can accidentally create access barriers as well. The applications mentioned below will also note our responsibilities to improve accuracy of the work AI can do.