Australia: How Today’s Tech is Impacting Persons with Disabilities
Nearly 40% of all complaints made to the Australian Human Rights Commission in 2016-17 were lodged under the Disability Discrimination Act, many of them being new technology.
From Computer World, August 03, 2018
Philippines: House of Representatives Approves Filipino Sign Language Act
The Philippines House of Representatives approved House Bill 7503 seeking to declare Filipino Sign Language (FSL) as the national sign language and for use in government transactions with the deaf.
From ABS CBN News, August 02, 2018
The Golden Rules for Inclusive Design
The article underlines the importance of inclusive design and accessibility, and the steps organisations can take to broaden their marketplace, minimise risk and make users happier.
From Silicon Republic, August 02, 2018
Automakers Must Make Accessibility Integral to the Design of Self-Driving Cars
To meet the challenges in the American with Disabilities Act automakers must make accessibility integral to the design of self-driving cars that explore principles of universal design.
From The New York Times, July 30, 2018
Egypt: New Technical Center for Persons with Disabilities
President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi announced the inauguration of a technical center in Egypt that will enable persons with hearing disabilities to use technology to communicate through mobile phones.
From Egypt Today, July 30, 2018
How Will Voice Control Change the Web Browser?
Mozilla is reportedly building a voice-based browser that could mean a new addition to web surfing and accessibility.
From Slate, July 28, 2018
Designing for Disability? Check these 7 Great TED Talks
Good design — and smart technology — should fuel inclusivity. These 7 Ted Talks show how tech and design can empower.
From TED, July 27, 2018
Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub at UCL Awarded £10m to Widen Accessibility of Assistive Technology
The Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub-UCL has been awarded £10m from the Department for International Development to widen access to assistive technology for disabled people around the world.
From UCL News, July 25, 2018
Reprogrammable Braille Could Shrink Books to a Few Pages
Braille displays are accessible but not portable. Harvard researchers have now crafted reprogrammable braille that could eliminate the need for unique pages without the bulk of a display.
From Yahoo, July 24, 2018
Global Summit Shines a Spotlight on People with Disabilities
The Kenyan government and the International Disability Alliance hosts the first Global Disability Summit to ensure people with disabilities are included in both policy making and society as a whole.
From The Telegraph, July 24, 2018