India: Disability Conference Discusses Accessibility as a Human Right Must for Persons with Disabilities
Promoting accessibility along with the development of skill sets holds key to empowering people with disabilities. This discussion was taking place at a disability conference in Manguluru, India.
From The Times of India, March 17, 2018
Bureau of Internet Accessibility Releases Accessibility Analysis of Banking Industry Websites. Read to Know How Your Bank Fares
he Bureau of Internet Accessibility identified the top 15 banking websites with the highest traffic and has researched them to provide a lens into overall web accessibility within the banking industry.
From Bureau of Internet Accessibility, March 16, 2018
The Partnerships Enabling Disabled City Residents to Better Explore Their Surroundings
As cities work to add technologies to improve residents’ lives and mobility, many are putting a renewed focus on inclusivity and equitable innovation distribution. Yet despite this inclusivity push, experts say people with disabilities remain an overlooked group, especially during city planning processes.
From Smart CIties Dive, March 15, 2018
How Can Technology Improve Accessibility for People with Disability?
The Al Jazeera Stream concludes its week at the 2018 SXSW Conference & Festivals with a look at innovations in disability and assistive technology.
From Al Jazeera, March 15, 2018
Is the EU Public Sector Ready for the Web Accessibility Directive?
Bryn Anderson of Siteimprove introduces the incoming EU legislation that will require all government entities to make their websites more accessible.
From Public Technology, March 09, 2018
ComcastLaunches New Accessible TV Features for 2018 Paralympics
Comcast NBCUniversal adds new assistive technologies for viewers with disabilities and will broadcast the Paralympics with video description.
From Multi Channel, March 09, 2018
Classical Sculptures Raise Prosthetic Limbs for Disability Rights
The nonprofit Handicap International outfitted the Venus de Milo and other statues with 3D-printed prosthetic limbs to raise awareness of the global need for prosthetics.
From Hyperallergic, March 09, 2018
Can Technology Really Give Voice to Disabled People
Technologies largely thought to universally empower the "voiceless" are still subject to disempowering structural inequalities.
From Pacific Standard, March 06, 2018
Australia: Industry Push To Make Online Banking More Accessible For Disabled
According to a recent test conducted by Siteimprove, of the 50 websites of Australia’s largest financial organizations, on average 41% of their website content is not accessible to the disabled.
From Which 50, March 05, 2018
Microsoft Launches Soundscape, Latest iOS Accessibility App
Microsoft’s latest iOS accessibility app gives directions via 3D audio to persons with visual disabilities. It recommends AirPods for use.
From 9 to 5 Mac, March 02, 2018