Bridging Gaps in Disability Tech: Insights from Perkins’ Howe Innovation Center | Access Tech Live

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In this Access Tech Live video, dive into an enlightening conversation with hosts Steven Scott and Marc Aflalo, joined by Sandy Lacy, the executive director of the Howe Innovation Center at the Perkins School for the Blind. Together, they tackle the real challenges entrepreneurs face in the disability tech space. From the hurdles of finding customers for market research to the intricacies of user testing, this episode is a deep dive into the entrepreneurial journey. Sandy stresses the critical role of co-designing with the disability community and fostering an innovation ecosystem that unites startups, investors, academia, and government agencies. Discover why listening to the disability community’s needs is paramount and how companies can avoid creating unwanted products. Wrapping up, the trio discusses the art of asking the right questions.

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Access Tech Live is a weekly TV show that explores the world of technology and accessibility. Hosted by Steven Scott and Marc Aflalo, two experts in the field of assistive technology, the show features panel guests and features discussing how tech affects people with all kinds of disabilities. Whether it’s specialist gear or commercial devices, Access Tech Live will bring you the latest news, reviews, and interviews on how technology can enhance the lives of people with disabilities. Tune in every Thursday from noon to 1 pm ET on AMI-tv or stream online at to learn more about the intersection of technology and accessibility. Access Tech Live is the show that informs and educates you on all things tech and accessibility. Don’t miss it!

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