Episode 130: You’re invited to participate in the Sonaar research project to improve the quality of image descriptions on the web

The web has made a profound difference to the lives of blind people. But when images are poorly described or not described at all, it makes the web a less inclusive, accessible place. What if, when one person took the time to describe an image really well, that same description could be used across the web? That’s the aim of a research project from the University of Lisbon called Sonaar.
In this episode, I speak with Dr Carlos Duarte about this project and what it aims to achieve.
The University is looking for people who are willing to install the Sonaar Chrome extension and/or Android app and then give them feedback. If you would like to learn more and participate in the research, visit Sonaar’s home on the web at
http://www.di.fc.ul.pt/~cad/SONAAR/
 
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