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Sri Lanka: Persons with Disabilities and Elderly Left Unable to Vote in Local Polls Due to Inaccessibility
Persons with disabilities and elderly voters were unable to exercise their franchise in the local bodies elections in Sri Lanka due to inaccessibility of services.
From MENAFN, February 10, 2018

UK: Member of Parliament Tulip Siddiq in Parliamentary Question Asks for Proportion of Accessible BBC Content
In a Parliamentary Question, MP Tulip Siddiq asked the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) about the proportion of BBC content that includes audio description in the United Kingdom.
From Digital TV Group, February 10, 2018

Malta: €3.3m EU Project to Train People with Disabilities, Families and Employers to Increase Participation in the Workforce
The project will provide specialized training for persons with disabilities, their families, and frontline workers, to help transition the disabled from school into the working world.
From Malta today, February 09, 2018

Web Accessibility and Inclusive Design - one of the UX Design Trends for 2018
Artificial intelligence, smart home devices, Voice UI and Web accessibility have taken huge steps towards mainstream adoption. There is increasing reliance on technology to live and work, making web accessibility more crucial than ever before for an increasingly aging population.
From Digital Arts, February 08, 2018

University of Toronto Builds Device to Make Labs More Accessible
University of Toronto scientists have built an assistive lab device for students with disabilities that can pour, talk and record data, thus making science more accessible.
From University of Toronto, February 08, 2018

Digital Natives Will Get Old, Too
If technology becomes friendlier to the whole population, especially the booming numbers of older Americans, companies will find their business landscapes expanding along with their consumer base. The article explains why we need to start designing technology that includes the elderly from the start.
From Politico, February 07, 2018

Assistive Technology Might be the Extra Hand Caregivers Need
The article provides information and insight on assistive technology that may be useful for those of us who are providing care to someone else.
From Sheboygan Press, February 07, 2018

Design Thinking Principles for Accessibility
Accessible design enables people with disabilities to engage with digital products and services. Brightfind CEO Frank Klassen explains how associations can use design thinking principles to accommodate these users’ unique needs.
From Associations Now, February 01, 2018

The Innovative Money Management Tools Widening Access for All
As digital technology transforms banking on both a global and personal level, it’s proving a great enabler for people with accessibility needs. For a range of people with disabilities the advent of apps, contactless payment and other innovations has brought everyday tasks within reach.
From The Guardian, January 31, 2018

WCAG 2.1 Now Reaches Candidate Recommendation Stage - Working Group Begins Gathering Implementation Experience
WCAG 2.1 reaches the Candidate Recommendation stage. The main purpose of this step is ensure the standard can be implemented. While the content is considered stable at this stage, it could change a little based on implementation experience. Over the next few months, the Working Group will be gathering examples of websites that meet the WCAG 2.1 success criteria. The Working Group is currently seeking public suggestions of webpages that meet WCAG 2.1.
From W3C, January 30, 2018

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