Google Go Can Now Read Any Website Out Loud
Google has updated its browser and search app Google Go with the ability to read web pages in 28 different languages using a natural-sounding voice that works even on low connections.
From Engadget, August 28, 2018
US: Report on Benchmarking State Government Websites
A detailed review of 400 state government websites finds that while some states have much better sites than others, every state has room to significantly improve including on accessibility for persons with disabilities.
From Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, August 27, 2018
Why Website Accessibility is an Essential Business Case for Organizations
Website accessibility for persons with disabilites must be a process for all organizations and must be viewed as essential to prevent business losses, regardless of rules or lawsuits in the digital space.
From Star Tribune, August 26, 2018
India: State Election Commission Plans App for Greater Inclusion
The state election department in West Bengal is preparing a mobile app ‘Anubhab’ designed for persons with disability to ensure their greater participation in the electoral process.
From DNA, August 24, 2018
Kenya: President Announces Measures to Empower Persons with Disabilities
The Kenyan President has announced several measures informing that the new Persons with Disability Bill 2018 has been approved by the Cabinet and will seek to empower Kenyans with disabilities.
From KBC, August 24, 2018
Access Bollywood: App Opens up Cinema to Indians with Visual Impairments
An Indian app, XL Cinema can synchronize an audio description of a movie with its cinema audio track, and is viewed as a key step good start towards greater accessibility for persons with visual impairment.
From Guardian, August 24, 2018
Accessibility App for Persons with Visual Impairment Launched in US
A US company, RightHear has developed a smartphone solution to help make public buildings fully accessible to persons with visual impairment and has launched it in the US after being widely deployed in Israel.
From Land Mobile, August 23, 2018
Kennesaw State University Awarded for Development of Closed Captioning Software System
The Campus Technology Magazine awarded Kennesaw State University with its 2018 Impact Award in IT for its a closed captioning software system. The system is now used in more than 30 institutions in Georgia, US.
From The Sentinel, August 20, 2018
Developing Bionics: How IBM is Adapting Mind-Control for Accessibility
IBM Research has developed a method of controlling an off-the-shelf robotic arm with a brain-computer interface built using a take-home EEG monitor, thus operating tech gadgets using mind-control.
From The Next Web, August 18, 2018
How Google is Making its Technology More Accessible to Persons with Disabilities
In the past few years, Google has shifted the way that it thinks about accessibility, moving from grassroots advocacy to codified systems and now technology to help disabled people navigate widely.
From CNBC, August 18, 2018