Idea Bank

Making Memes Accessible

Type: Machine Learning

Target: Visually impaired

People who are blind do not have access to visual content on the web, including online memes. In this project, students will create computer vision models able to identify meme content, find its associated meme foundation, and use optical character recognition on the results to read the text. This will then be embedded into a web browser extension to add the text to images as blind users browse to make these images accessible.

Source: CMU HCII Summer Faculty Projects