How Virtual Reality is Helping the Disability Community
An Endeavour Foundation program is using virtual reality to help people with disabilities practise real-life situations like handling money or catching public transport and avoid getting overwhelmed
From ABC News, July 07, 2018
Australia: Research Finds Government Investment in Assistive Technology Yields Benefits
The National Aged Care Alliance representing 50 aged care sector bodies in a review found that significant savings could be made in aged care by boosting government investment in assistive technology.
From Community Care Review, July 05, 2018
Microsoft and Special Olympics Partnership Focuses on Inclusion in E-Sports at Special Olympics 2018
At the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games members of esports teams will be playing in a first-of-its-type Xbox Gaming Tournament hosted by Special Olympics and Microsoft.
From Forbes, July 03, 2018
Trends in Mobile Accessibility : Artificial Intelligence and Smart Cities - Report from the M-Enabling Summit 2018
The 7th M-Enabling Summit had 600 participants from 30 countries focusing on trends in mobile accessibility such as artificial intelligence and smart cities. Read the summit report here.
From GARI, June 21, 2018
United Kingdom: Government Digital Service (GDS) Looks to Improve Accessibility by Development of Empathy Lab
The Government Digital Service (GDS) is using an ‘empathy lab’ to test the accessibility of systems and assistive technologies, and is asking what potential users would like to see included.
From UK Authority, June 21, 2018
The Digital Revolution Must be Accessible for Everyone
Co-chair of the APPG on Assistive Technology, Seema Malhotra MP, United Kingdom, says the EU Web Accessibility Directive may be one of the last of human rights legislation to come to us from the EU.
From Politics Home, June 20, 2018
Firefox Makers Working on Voice-Controlled Web Browser Called Scout
Mozilla is building a voice-controlled web browser-Scout where users especially those with disabilities can ask it to load up a site and read the contents out thus boasting tremendous accessibility.
From CNET, June 15, 2018
Business Disability Forum Calls on Persons with Disabilities to ‘Choose their Champion’ of Accessible Products and Services
Business Disability Forum is calling on people to ‘choose their champion’ of accessibility and good service and nominate them for an award recognising the best businesses for disabled people.
From Global Banking & Finance Review, June 14, 2018
Microsoft Invests $200,000 into Program for Student with Disabilities
Microsoft invested $200,000 to the Accessibility Lighthouse Program to make classrooms digitally accessible and give students the opportunity to learn how to create digitally accessible software.
From The Daily illini, June 13, 2018
Seeing AI App Can Now Identify Indian Currency
Seeing AI will now be able to detect Indian currency and narrate the denomination to the user. The app identifies all the notes in circulation including the new currency bills issued recently.
From Microsoft, June 09, 2018