How blind computer programmer Austin Seraphin navigates Philly - Technical.ly Philly

Access

Dec. 26, 2013 8:30 am

How blind computer programmer Austin Seraphin navigates Philly

Austin Seraphin sees through sound.

Austin Seraphin and Sonia Petruse accept the Visual Artist of the Year Award at the Philly Geek Awards 2013.

(Photo by Clever Girl Photography)

Austin Seraphin sees through sound.

It’s sound that allows him to code, to give tours at the Penn Museum and to get to Indy Hall, the coworking space where he is a member. Seraphin uses a technique called echolocation, one that is not yet prevalent in the blind community, Newsworks reported in a story about Seraphin, inspired by his Ignite Philly talk.

Read the story and listen to Seraphin’s Ignite Philly talk here.

Seraphin won the 2013 Philly Geek Award for Visual Artist of the Year for his Braille Street Art and has spoken at meetups like the Philadelphia Accessibility Forum on making software accessible. A podcast is next, he announced on his blog.

Watch a video about Seraphin by Newsworks below.

[Newsworks]

Organizations: Indy Hall
-30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here

Advertisement

Amazon scraps NYC plans, but Philly’s not back in play (for now)

IoT: ‘The machines are talking to each other in different ways’ than they used to

Food Connect is now saving 12,000 meals from hitting the trash can every month

SPONSORED

Philly

Pitch to speak at Comcast Labs Connect’s data security conference

Philadelphia

Vistar Media

Software Engineer

Apply Now
Philadelphia

Perpay

Operations Specialist

Apply Now
Philadelphia area

Chariot Solutions

Mobile Developers

Apply Now

NeuroFlow wins pitch competition at HIMSS healthcare conference

Meet the engineered Lovesick virus that spreads kindness and empathy

Pitch to speak at Comcast Labs Connect’s data security conference

SPONSORED

Philly

How teamwork is setting the standard for data standardization at Pinnacle 21

Chesterbrook, PA

Deacom

Front End Developer

Apply Now
Malvern, PA

Vanguard

Intermediate Software Developer

Apply Now
Malvern, PA

Vanguard

Full – Stack Engineer-Java

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Philadelphia

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!