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#ATIA20 Audio: Speaking To The Power Of Braille Literacy With Objective Ed

The BBQ Crew last caught up with Marty Schultz, Founder of Blindfold Games and Co-Founder of Objective Ed, at CSUNATC19 where he receive the Touch of Genius award From the National Braille Press for his work in providing new game based tools for Education. The accolades don't stop there, as Joe learns in this interview, the company was awarded a Microsoft AI For Accessibility grant for using Speech Recognition to teach Braille Literacy. Tune in to hear how Objective Ed is using a Refreshable Braille Display, speech and the Microsoft Cloud to build out skills. Plus, you get to learn about a Wayfinding game in a Medieval town. To learn more, and possibly be accepted for one of the company's upcoming pilot projects, visit the official Objective Ed website

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Joe Steinkamp is no stranger to the world of technology, having been a user of video magnification and blindness related electronic devices since 1979. Joe has worked in radio, retail management and Vocational Rehabilitation for blind and low vision individuals in Texas. He has been writing about the A.T. Industry for 15 years and podcasting about it for almost a decade.

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