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
Digital Marketing Group Focuses on Developing Accessibility for Small Businesses
Small businesses on tiny budgets often feel like they have few options for the tools and guidance they need towards enhancing web accessibility. This digital marketing agency focuses on that.
From Nooga, May 07, 2018
United Kingdom: Blind Customers Locked Out by Bank Web Upgrades
Banks in the United Kingdom have admitted to failings after redesigning websites that made it hard for their blind customers to access full services online.
From BBC, May 06, 2018
AI Won’t Solve Our Accessibility Problems
Artificial Intelligence shows promise for digital inclusion but has limitations. Instead, governments can focus on Intelligence Augmented (IA), a system where authors instead produce better content.
From Medium, May 04, 2018
Melbourne Seeks to Improve Accessibility
At Melbourne Knowledge Week teams are pitching technology driven solutions in order to make Melbourne more accessible for persons with disabilities.
From Smart Cities World, May 04, 2018
UK Regulations on Public Sector Web and App Accessibility Outlined
Websites and mobile apps operated by public bodies in the UK will be subject to new accessibility requirements under new laws under consultation.
From Out Law, May 03, 2018
How Video Game Companies Are Improving The Experience For the Blind
Video games are dominated by action-packed visuals, yet, there are persons with visual disabilities all over the world playing them. Now, gaming companies are working to make games more accessible.
From NPR, May 02, 2018
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