Improving Accessibility through Leveraging Large Language Models (LLMs)

Sheri Byrne-Haber (she/her)

Leveraging Large Language Models (LLMs) to automate accessibility tasks represents a transformative advancement in digital inclusion efforts. These powerful models can replace manual accessibility work by generating image descriptions, providing real-time closed captions, and seamlessly translating content into multiple languages, reducing the burden on content creators, designers, developers, accessibility, and quality assurance teams. As LLM use evolves, it holds the promise of significantly enhancing accessibility and making digital content more inclusive for individuals with diverse assistive technology needs.