Assistive Technology has a ‘Sex Appeal’ Problem, and it’s Failing Disabled Users, Says Tech Founder and Engineer

In January, I had the pleasure of attending the CES in Las Vegas for the second year in a row. I took the opportunity to catch up with friends, explore some of the up-and-coming accessibility tools, and enable the salesperson from Canon to totally sell me on their next-gen products.

CES has made huge strides in ensuring accessibility technologies are prominently displayed and discussed at the show.

This is largely thanks to the herculean efforts of the CTA Foundation, the show organizer’s affiliated nonprofit that, in the words of its website, aims to “link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives.” The foundation’s work is truly making a difference in ensuring accessibility and inclusion are hot topics when the tech world comes together.