Apple Brings Accessible Coding to Schools
With an aim to offer students with disabilities an opportunity to learn to code, Apple is bringing an accessible coding programme to schools, first to the US and then to schools around the world.
From The News Minute, May 18, 2018
AT&T and Aira Leverage IoT for Accessibility
AT&T and Aira have partnered as Aira, the IoT-connected Aira smart glasses designed to help people navigate, brings its services to Australia, Canada, and the U.K with AT&T connectivity.
From IoT Evolution, May 18, 2018
Cornell’s University to Hold First Web Accessibility Camp from Aug. 6-8 2018
Cornell University will hold its first Web Accessibility Camp, “Universal Design for Any Person, Any Study,” Aug. 6-8, with sessions by WebAIM, Siteimprove, and Cornell Information Technologies.
From Cornell University, May 17, 2018
Facebook’s Accessibility Ambitions
Facebook speaks about the development of its automatic alt-text (AAT) for people using screen readers. AAT uses object recognition technology to generate descriptions of photos on Facebook.
From Tech Crunch, May 17, 2018
Google’s New Plan to Help Designers Make More Accessible Products, Launches Resource Centre
To mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Google is launching a resource center to help marketers, and designers build inclusive products & designs that address the needs of users with disabilities.
From Fast Company, May 17, 2018
Microsoft - Putting Persons with Disability on Equal Footing
Microsoft says technology can make the world easier to use for everyone, not just accommodating to people with disabilities.
From CNET, May 16, 2018
U.S. Access Board Launches Youtube Channel as Online Guide to the ADA Accessibility Standards
The U.S. Access Board has launched its own channel on YouTube to further share information animations on accessibility developed as part of its online guide to the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards.
From US Access Board Youtube Channel, May 11, 2018
United Kingdom: Aldi Launches Fully Signed Ad for Deaf Awareness Week
Aldi has partnered with ITV to broadcast its first ever fully signed ad break to mark the start of Deaf Awareness Week (14–20 May).
From Metro, May 11, 2018
Building Accessible Products for Everyone
At Google I/O, its annual developer festival, Google shared a few products designed to be accessible to persons with disabilities, including a new app for the Blind.
From Google, May 10, 2018
Microsoft Launches AI for Accessibility Program
Microsoft launched their new $25 mn 5-year AI for Accessibility program with the goal to help developers accelerate the development of accessible and intelligent AI solutions.
From Microsoft, May 08, 2018