Qatar’s Strides in ICT Empowering People with Disabilities
Qatar is among the few countries that have a comprehensive e-Accessibility Policy which covers issues, including websites, telecom, ATMs, government services, and access to assistive technologies.
From Gulf Times, April 28, 2018
Ireland: New Technology Enables Disabled People to Integrate Into the Workplace
Assistive applications have opened up mainstream opportunities in Ireland where many big companies have made an effort to use assistive technologies to help young graduates with disabilities.
From Irish Times, April 27, 2018
Improving Accessibility Often Falls to Faculty. Here’s What They Can Do
Many institutions lack enforceable policies or don’t have the resources to hire officials to support instructors hoping to make their courses more accessible.
From EdSurge, April 27, 2018
India Set For AI-Led Economic Transformation: Report
India is well poised for an AI-led economic transformation, a recent PwC India & Assocham report said. AI-enabled assistive technology for persons with disabilities however remains untapped in India.
From Economic Times, April 27, 2018
5 Ways Pinterest is Making its App Better for People Who Are Blind
Pinterest has updated its app towards better accessibility including improved color contrast sensitivity, Screen reader support, Bolder type and text size that can be customized and others.
From Mashable, April 26, 2018
Prioritizing Accessibility Everyday
While some theaters have experimented with assistive technology, an easier solution would be to make closed captions standardized in theaters, events and for television, making it an everyday affair.
From Maine Campus, April 23, 2018
Second Gulf Region Education Assistive Technology (GREAT) Conference in Doha From April 23
The second Gulf Region Education Assistive Technology (GREAT) conference will focus on four domains: education, independent living, e-accessibility, and innovation.
From The Gulf Times, April 21, 2018
Capitalise On Assistive Technology to Close Employment Gap: UK Parliament’s Work and Pensions Committee
In a report by the UK Parliament’s Work and Pensions Committee, it says that mainstreaming assistive technology holds the key to closing the disability employment gap.
From UK Parliament, April 19, 2018
Accessibility Tips For WordPress Theme Developers
The article explains how to create accessible WordPress themes using semantic HTML, structuring with HTML elements and remembering skip line amongst other tips, ideas that also apply to any platform.
From Envato Tutorials, April 18, 2018
Inaccessibilty of CAPTCHA 2 via W3C
This W3C document released on April 18 examines a number of potential solutions that allow systems to test for human users while preserving access for users with disabilities.
From W3C, April 18, 2018