Asakawa Chieko: Changing Lives with Science and Technology *RERUN
The ongoing fight against COVID-19 is creating greater barriers in society for people with disabilities. Asakawa Chieko, a major global IT company Fellow and CTO, is tackling these problems. Having lost sight in both eyes at the age of 14, she joined the IT company and has dedicated her life to developing technological solutions to accessibility issues. Asakawa shares her thoughts on making the real world more accessible for people with disabilities, and embracing a future of rich diversity.
In 2021, Asakawa became the director of Miraikan, the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Asakawa's concept is connecting Miraikan with the wider world and enhancing information accessibility
Asakawa designed the AI suitcase with automated navigation
A challenge of using science and technology to overcome barriers