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European Electronic Communications Code Approved by the European Parliament

December 14, 2018

The European Electronic Communications Code adopted by the European Parliament adds obligations in availability and affordability of accessible electronic communications on member states. Read More

Source: European Disability Forum

South Australia Works Towards Enhancing Digital Inclusion for All

December 07, 2018

The South Australian government aims to build a nationally consistent and integrated identity system that includes a pilot program to help improve service delivery for people with a disabilities. Read More

Source: The Mandarin

How Microsoft is Creating Accessibility for All: Empowering Persons with Disabilities

December 04, 2018

As part of the WE Are One campaign, Microsoft is enabling educators to make their classrooms more accessible and inclusive through the use of its technologies, Immersive Reader, Microsoft Translator. Read More

Source: Tech City

Calgary Unveils Four New Smart City Initiatives

December 04, 2018

The City of Calgary in Alberta, Canada unveiled four new smart city initiatives, designed to make use of sensors and the internet of things (IoT) for a range of activities. Read More

Source: Smart Cities Dive

Singapore: Studies Reveal Digital Inclusion Increasing Steadily for Senio

December 03, 2018

While Singapore has been at the forefront in terms of bridging the digital divide among its citizens, elders in the country are yet to emerge as active participants in the online economy. Read More

Source: ASEAN Today

United Kingdom: Government to Recruit Disability Champion for Technology Sector

December 03, 2018

The UK government is set to hire a champion who will work as a leader in the tech industry to raise awareness of the need for compatibility of mainstream products with assistive technology. Read More

Source: Business Cloud

Skype Introduces Live Captions & Subtitles

December 03, 2018

Skype rolled out live captions and subtitles to make video calls more accessible for people with hearing impairment. Next, the company plans to release translation services in 20 different languages. Read More

Source: Skype

Oman Ranks Highest Worldwide for Digital Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

December 02, 2018

Oman rated highest on the Digital Accessibility Rights Evaluation (DARE) index 2018, released by G3ict. scoring 81 /100 and topping actual progress in making digital products and services accessible Read More

Source: Arabian Industry

Instagram Launches Alternative Text to Make Platform More Accessible to those with Visual Impairment

November 28, 2018

Instagram introduced new features including automatic and custom alternative text that will offer users with visual impairment the ability to hear descriptions of photos. Read More

Source: 9 to 5 Mac

South Africa: Training for Persons with Visual Impairment for a Smart Digital Experience

November 20, 2018

A partnership between the Cape Town Society for the Blind (CTSB) and cellphone company Vodacom is helping persons with visual impairment build their digital skills and enhance digital literacy. Read More

Source: News 24

University of Florida Works to Ensure Websites are Accessible

November 20, 2018

The University of Florida is continuing to take steps to make sure its websites, online courses and documents meet web accessibility standards. Read More

Source: Centre for Digital Education

Tactile Excel Sheets and Graphics Boosting Job Prospects for Persons with Visual Impairment

November 20, 2018

Advances in digital braille devices could help the 30 million persons with visual impairment in Europe gain better access to technology. Read More

Source: Phys Org