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App Allows Lending Eyes to Persons with Visual Impairment in Real Time

November 14, 2018

The new app called Be My Eyes, connects persons with visual impairment with sighted volunteers who "lend their eyes” to assist with short, simple tasks. Read More

Source: The Next Web

Kenya Works to Enhance Participation of Persons with Visual Impairment in Governance

November 14, 2018

Kenya in conjunction with the World Bank launched digital reading and writing tools to enhance the participation of persons with visual impairment in policy formulation and governance. Read More

Source: Xinhua

European Accessibility Act - Parliament and Council Negotiators Strike a Deal

November 12, 2018

The new directive, provisionally agreed by EU Parliament and Council negotiators, aims to encourage businesses to innovate with accessible products and services for persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: EU Reporter

App Allows Persons with Hearing Impairment to Hear Conversations

November 10, 2018

SpeakSee, a wearable device, allows persons with hearing impairment to read a transcript of conversations of people talking to their paired smartphone app. Read More

Source: Daily Mail

Researchers Plan to Create App for Accessibility

November 07, 2018

Using 3D laser–scanning technology, researchers have developed an app that would provide the best routes to navigate on inclines for individuals with disabilities. Read More

Source: The Ithacan

A Smart City Is an Accessible City

November 06, 2018

A smart city must incorporate knowledge from persons with disabilities, and digital mapping could do more to drive design and policy improvements in this regard. Read More

Source: The Atlantic

How Website Accessibility Can Help Close the Disability Inclusion Gap

November 05, 2018

According to the recent Disability Equality Index Report, businesses must track their disability inclusion efforts. The article highlights five ways, including web accessibility to further inclusion. Read More

Source: Forbes

​Federal Telecommunications Institute Publishes New Guidelines Regarding Accessibility of Broadcast TV Services​

October 31, 2018

The Federal Telecommunications Institute's General Guidelines for the Accessibility of Broadcast Television Services come into effect in December 2018, requiring the inclusion of Mexican sign language Read More

Source: International Law Office

Audio Descriptions, Tactile Tours Increase Accessibility at University of Kansas Museum

October 22, 2018

New resources at the University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art are making exhibitions more accessible to visitors with disabilities by offering audio descriptions, tactile tours and Braille maps. Read More

Source: The University of Kansas

Enabling Accessible TV shows and Educational Media for Children with Disabilities

October 22, 2018

Many media companies are leading the "born accessible" movement to enhance TV shows and educational media for all, including children with disabilities. Read More

Source: Kidscreen

Verifone Introduces Verifone Navigator an Accessible Payment Feature for Persons with Visual Impairment

October 22, 2018

Verifone introduced Navigator, a PCI-compliant payments feature that enables consumers with visual impairment to enter a PIN to easily make purchases. The feature is certified by RNIB and PCI approved Read More

Source: Telecom Paper

United Kingdom: The Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to Test Digital Services for Accessibility

October 21, 2018

United Kingdom's Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) plans to carry out detailed testing on its suite of digital services to ensure they are accessible to persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: Public Technology