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Work and Pensions Committee Publishes Government response on Assistive Technology

September 19, 2018

UK Parliament's Work & Pensions Committee published a response to its report on Assistive Technology (AT) announcing a Tech fund to contribute to the costs of acquiring AT in the workplace Read More

Source: UK Parliament


UK Parliament's Work & Pensions Committee Publishes Government response on Assistive Technology

September 19, 2018

UK Parliament's Work & Pensions Committee published a response to its report on Assistive Technology (AT) announcing a Tech fund to contribute to the costs of acquiring AT in the workplace Read More

Source: United Kingdom Parliament


Australia: Microsoft Launches 3D Audio App for Persons with Visual Impairment

September 17, 2018

Microsoft and Vision Australia unveiled a 3D audio app Dubbed Soundscape, that enables users to set audio beacons at destinations and landmarks allowing them to build a mental image of what’s around Read More

Source: Healthcare IT News


Ireland: Government Invests €8m to Provide Public Libraries with New ICT Facilities

September 15, 2018

The Irish Government is investing €8m in public libraries to enhance them with new ICT facilities, establish them as hubs for aiding digital skills development and ensuring they are inclusive to all. Read More

Source: Silicon Republic


India: M-tech Launches Sathi: Its First Elderly-Friendly Phone

September 14, 2018

Affordable Phones manufacturer M-Sathi has launched it's first elderly-friendly phone with accessibility support such as a large screen, bold keypad and Braille support. Read More

Source: Deccan Chronicle


Talking Gloves, Tactile Windows: New Tech Helps Persons with Disabilities

September 13, 2018

Improvements in artificial intelligence, combined with decreasing costs of hardware are making it possible for inventors to develop products designed for people with disabilities, in low investments. Read More

Source: Washington Post


European standard EN 301 549 for ICT Updated to Adopt WCAG 2.1

September 13, 2018

WCAG 2.1 has been adopted as a technical standard for standard EN 301 549. Public institutions in Europe will now be asked to respond to WCAG 2.1 for public procurement of ICT products & services. Read More

Source: W3C


As Tech Giants Focus on Accessibility Tools, the Equation Changes for Education

September 12, 2018

With assistive technology going mainstream as large technology companies actively promote accessibility, educators and school administrators are finding it simpler to fix accessibility problems. Read More

Source: Ed Scoop


Students at University of Waterloo Develops Technology to Help Visually Impaired use Touchscreens

September 10, 2018

Developed by a team of students at the University of Waterloo, WatVision is a system that uses text to speech technology to enable individuals to access the touchscreen functions on everyday devices. Read More

Source: CBC


How Tech Leaders are Being More Inclusive and Satisfying Legal and Market Imperatives

September 10, 2018

Technology leaders have leveraged latest advances like voice recognition to deliver tools to assist persons with disabilities driven by a desire to be more inclusive and satisfy legal imperatives. Read More

Source: USA Today


Ireland: New Initiative Uses Smartphones to Improve Navigation for Wheelchair Users

September 07, 2018

With an aim to make accessibility visible and searchable online, the new Irish app Route4U allows smartphone users to record path obstacles to improve navigation for wheelchair users. Read More

Source: Silicon Republic


US: How University of Maryland Professors are Improving their Websites for Students with Disabilities

September 06, 2018

A University of Maryland policy has set minimum accessibility standards for all newly created web-based content at the university, and faculty members are seeking ways to enhance existing sites. Read More

Source: The Diamondback