Intel's Hands-Free UCL MotionInput Software Promises More 'Equitable Computing' For All

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Intel’s Hands-Free UCL MotionInput Software Promises More ‘Equitable Computing’ For All

Steven Aquino
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Jul 12, 2022,03:42pm EDT|

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UCL MotionInput allows interaction with a computer via remote gestures.

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When people think of Santa Clara-based chipmaker giant Intel, accessibility doesn’t naturally spring to mind as something the company cares about. After all, what does fabricating computer processors have in common with making technology accessible to disabled people? As ever, the tie that binds this seemingly disparate juxtaposition is the people. To care about accessibility, whether in bits or in prose, is not a matter of merely focusing on the tech itself. The tech is nothing, it’s soulless. It’s the people behind the tech that matters most. So, yes, Intel’s work on computer chips has no practical relevance to accessibility whatsoever—but that isn’t the point. The point is accessibility truly does matter to the people, Intel’s workforce, who come together to create said chips. But it goes deeper.

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