Google Shares Recent Interview With David Cohn And 'Captions In A World Without Sound'

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Google Shares Recent Interview With David Cohn And ‘Captions In A World Without Sound’

Steven Aquino
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Steven covers accessibility and assistive technology.


Jun 7, 2023,06:21pm EDT|

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Google recently interviewed David Cohn on how captions have helped him navigate life.


In a post published late last month on Google’s Workspace blog, content lead Dominic Smith shared the story of David Cohn. Cohn, who is profoundly deaf, is founder and co-chief executive of marketing and communications agency Civic Entertainment. Smith described Cohn as being “excited about helping brands build and activate critical accessibility strategies, including those involving new uses of technology.” Smith cited Cohn’s involvement in orchestrating press coverage—including from yours truly back in late 2020—for Google’s partnership with Guiding Eyes for the Blind to develop AI-based technology that enables runners who are blind to navigate streets without assistance from a sighted guide, whether canine or human.

I also interviewed Cohn for the column a little over two years ago.

“[If] you ask David about the use of technology that has most impacted [...]

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