Digital Accessibility: Working to Further Inclusion in the Workplace
In today’s highly connected digital world, accessing opportunity can be a simple push of a button away. But for millions of people that simple action can become complicated if the individual in question can’t see, hear, physically navigate, or cognitively make sense of the website or mobile app in front of them. That’s where digital accessibility comes into play. LinkedIn’s vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce and that includes making it possible for individuals with disabilities or impairments to access our sites and mobile apps.
From LinkedIn, April 11, 2017
Coping with Schizophrenia? Smart Home Tech Can Help
With the right combination of emerging technology, schizophrenia treatment could be on the brink of a major shift.
From CNET, April 10, 2017
Bridging the Digital Divide: Technology and Accessibility for People with Disability
By making web-based products and services more readily available to those that have a visual, hearing or physical impairment, organisations have the opportunity to grow their share of an expanding market. This is both socially progressive and financially rewarding.
From ProBono Australia, April 10, 2017
A Fifth of People with Disabilities are Living Without the Internet
People with disabilities are still significantly less likely to have internet access than those without a disability – despite an increase in the number of consumers with disabilities able to get online. A report has found that
a fifth of people with disabilities cannot get online. By way of comparison, 94% of non-disabled consumers have access to the internet.
From Cable.co.uk, April 07, 2017
Are we Building an Accessible Future?
With 11 million people in the UK having a limiting long term illness, impairment or disability, creating socially inclusive infrastructure should be a concern up and down the country.
From Construction News, April 06, 2017
How to Make Sure your University’s Online Content is Accessible to all
Despite advancements in online learning technologies and platforms, accommodations to make these technologies accessible to students and faculty with disabilities are not keeping pace. Though most institutions realize they must make accessibility a priority, figuring out the best approach and identifying funding sources can be daunting.
From e Campus News, April 05, 2017
To go Above and Beyond, Government Websites Must First go Back to Basics
A recent study found that 92 percent of the most visited federal web domains fail to meet basic standards for security, speed, accessibility and mobile-friendliness. These findings are troubling on multiple fronts, including questions on the priority accorded to accessibility.
From Fed Scoop, April 04, 2017
Digital Push Must be Disability-Inclusive
Poor accessibility due to lack of focussed information and political will has led to social exclusion of people with disabilities, exacerbating the negative impact of the existing digital divide. The new call for action of disability rights activists now is “Cause No Harm”, thus ensuring future generations are not excluded from mainstream activities due to a hostile infrastructure.
From The Hindu, April 03, 2017
Promoting Inclusive ICTs is Everyone’s Business
The government of Antigua and Barbuda, in collaboration with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), hosted ICT Week where the theme of was ICT – Driving 21st Century Intelligent Services. Prime Minister Gaston Browne, in delivering the feature address at the opening ceremony, stated that everyone needs to get involved in ICT.
From Caribbean News Now, March 29, 2017
Machine Learning Opens Up New Ways to Help People with Disabilities
Software that can understand images, sounds, and language is being used to help people with disabilities such as deafness and autism in new ways.
From MIT Technology Review, March 27, 2017