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Communication Aids: Global Market and Trends in AI, IoT

September 03, 2018

The global market for augmentative communication devices for persons with disabilities is growing rapidly and providers must imbibe principles of universal design and accessible user experience. Read More

Source: Rehacare

2018 Australian Digital Inclusion Index: Persons with Disabilities Missing Essential Benefits

September 03, 2018

The 2018 Australian Digital Inclusion Index shows that nearly 2.5 million Australians, many persons with disabilities and who are not online, are missing out on accessing essential government services Read More

Source: Smart Company

£1 Million Digital Skills Innovation Fund Announced by the UK Government For Under-Represented Groups

September 03, 2018

A £1 million fund has been released by the UK government's Department of Media, Culture & Sport to provide support to under-represented groups, to acquire new digital skills. Read More

Source: Digital Health

Google Go Can Now Read Any Website Out Loud

August 28, 2018

Google has updated its browser and search app Google Go with the ability to read web pages in 28 different languages using a natural-sounding voice that works even on low connections. Read More

Source: Engadget

US: Report on Benchmarking State Government Websites

August 27, 2018

A review of 400 state government websites finds that while some states have much better sites than others, every state has room to improve including on accessibility for persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Why Website Accessibility is an Essential Business Case for Organizations

August 26, 2018

Website accessibility for persons with disabilites must be a process for all organizations and must be viewed as essential to prevent business losses, regardless of rules in the digital space. Read More

Source: Star Tribune

India: State Election Commission Plans App for Greater Inclusion

August 24, 2018

The state election department in West Bengal is preparing a mobile app ‘Anubhab’ designed for persons with disability to ensure their greater participation in the electoral process. Read More

Source: DNA

Kenya: President Announces Measures to Empower Persons with Disabilities

August 24, 2018

The Kenyan President has announced several measures informing that the new Persons with Disability Bill 2018 has been approved by the Cabinet and will seek to empower Kenyans with disabilities. Read More

Source: KBC

Access Bollywood: App Opens up Cinema to Indians with Visual Impairments

August 24, 2018

XL Cinema, an app, can synchronize an audio description of a movie with its cinema audio track, and is viewed as a key step good start towards greater accessibility for persons with visual impairment. Read More

Source: Guardian

Accessibility App for Persons with Visual Impairment Launched in US

August 23, 2018

US company RightHear has developed a smartphone solution to help make public buildings fully accessible to persons with visual impairment and launched it in the US after being deployed in Israel Read More

Source: Land Mobile

​UK: Mobile Network EE Creates Phone Package for Persons with Hearing Impairment

August 21, 2018

UK's mobile network EE has produced a series of plans specifically for people with hearing impairments featuring increased data allowances, fewer minutes and a Next Generation Text relay service. Read More

Source: I News

​Kennesaw State University Awarded for Development of Closed Captioning Software System​

August 20, 2018

Kennesaw State University was awarded the Campus Technology Magazine 2018 Impact Award in IT for its a closed captioning software. The system is now used in more than 30 institutions in Georgia, US. Read More

Source: The Sentinel