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
At Apple’s WWDC 2018, Accessibility Pervades All
At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2018 the announcements made were more about how the new features, as Apple designed them, are inherently accessible, and for accessibility sake itself.
From Tech Crunch, June 08, 2018
Why Law Firms Should Make Web Accessibility a Priority in 2018
The article outlines the key issues and demonstrates why law firms should be making web accessibility a priority.
From The National Law Review, June 04, 2018
Making WSJ.com More Accessible
With the launch of the new Wall Street Journal site (wsj.com) home page for mobile devices comes a more accessible experience for users.
From Matthew Strom, June 03, 2018
Apple, Microsoft and Google Join Forces to Create a Universal Standard for Braille Displays
Apple, Google, Microsoft, and others launched the USB Human Interface Device standard for persons with visual disabilities to use braille displays without the need for unique drivers.
From Alphr, June 01, 2018