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India: Devise Sign Language Policy for Private News Channels, Says Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment
The Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment - the focal point within government of India on disability issues, has called for a policy to help private news channels devise ways to display sign language in order to be accessible to persons with disabilities. Currently, only channels under the government including DD News, DD Bharati and DD Urdu broadcast some of their programmes in sign language, including the Republic Day parade.
From DNA, November 21, 2017

Assistive Technology Helpful in the Classroom for Students with Visual Disabilities
Students with visual disabilities now have a number of tools at their disposal to help keep up in the classroom. However, while the tools are available and affordable for school districts, more work needs to be done to ensure they are implemented correctly and that educators are properly trained to effectively use the platforms.
From R&D Mag, November 20, 2017

How Employees with Disabilities Can Fill Tech Skills Gaps and Drive Innovation
People with disabilities are often overlooked in company diversity efforts. This population can help tech companies find more innovative solutions to problems, as well as make products more inclusive.
From Tech Republic, November 20, 2017

Accessibility a Major Theme at W3C Publishing Summit
Members of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) with the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) organized a two-day publishing summit. Accessibility was a major theme at the summit, as speakers argued for a common standard in digital publishing for more readers to access content.
From Publishers Weekly, November 19, 2017

Airbnb Buys Accomable, Upgrades App With Accessibility Features
Airbnb, in a recent acquisition, bought Accomable, a startup based out of London that focuses on travel listings that are disabled-friendly. Along with the announcement, Airbnb is refreshing its own accessibility features to ensure access to all.
From TechCrunch, November 19, 2017

Accessibility a Major Theme at W3C Publishing Summit
Members of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) with the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) organized a two-day publishing summit. Accessibility was a major theme at the summit, as speakers argued for a common standard in digital publishing for more readers to access content.
From Publisher Weekly, November 19, 2017

Researchers Shift Focus to Pre-K Students for Accessible Digital Tool Development in Education
The tech market has made some strides in efforts to deliver equal education opportunities to students of all abilities facing K–12 classroom challenges. This firm footing in K–12 education has allowed ed tech companies to shift their focus to groups that haven’t been targeted in digital tool development, such as the diverse preschool population.
From EdTech, November 19, 2017

New DIY Guide for Bands to Make Live Performances More Accessible to Persons with Hearing Disabilities
Attitude is Everything (AIE), a UK non-profit has published a new DIY guide for bands and promoters, showing low cost and easy ways to make live performances more accessible for fans with disabilities.
From M Magazine, November 15, 2017

Assistive Technology Helpful in the Classroom for Students with Visual Disabilities
Students with visual disabilities now have a number of tools at their disposal to help keep up in the classroom. However, while the tools are available and affordable for school districts, more work needs to be done to ensure they are implemented correctly and that educators are properly trained to effectively use the platforms.
From R&D Mag, November 15, 2017

Dispelling Assistive Tech Stigma
For years, hearing aid designs have gotten “better” by blending in with the human body. However, recent devices, such as the OH device, acting as a hearing aid and a fashion accessory aims is to diminish the stigma associated with assistive technology and enhance the user’s self-confidence.
From Yanko Design, November 13, 2017

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