If you’re like me, you rarely have to attend an online meeting. But if you’re like Carin and get called into 137 of them a day, then Can You See Me sounds like a nice alternative to leaving your video off for fear of being embarrassed because you have no idea what it’s shooting.
Can You See Me is a simple tool that offers guidance on webcam placement to people with limited amounts of useful vision. Based on simple verbal feedback given by the tool, blind people are able to independently position themselves appropriately in relation to their webcam before attending online meetings such that other sighted participants are able to see them.
The tool uses on-device computer vision, which in non-technical terms means that unlike some other services the images that your webcam captures are never sent to third parties.