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Wayfindr Standard Issued to Address Exponentially Growing Indoor Audio Navigation Market

Last week, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has announced that it approved the Wayfindr Open Standard as a global standard. The new standard, called Recommendation ITU-T F.921, is recognized by the 193 ITU Member States and available for use by all seeking expert guidance on how to build and develop accessible interoperable communications infrastructure. More

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Persons with Disabilities Need Consistency, not Confusion, in Privacy Rules

Online privacy is an issue of real concern to all people, and especially for persons with disabilities, whose information disseminated online might be of very sensitive nature. We believe government should make sure companies are protecting their customers’ sensitive information. More

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Accessibility Tools for Content Creators

Frameweld is driving online accessibility via its suite of tools for closed captioning and e-learning, explain Ashish Shah and Len Cartsos. More

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Australian Government Calls for Accessible ICT

Australia will now be in line with other comparable countries in its public procurement of accessible ICT, promoting greater employment opportunities for people with disability in the public service and ensuring that all government information and services are accessible for all Australians. More

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Increasing Access to Support Services for Students with Disabilities

Sharon Kerr, CEO of Global Access Project, talks about the importance of sustained support services for students with disabilities towards an inclusive education system. More

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Q&A with Brian Scarpelli: TIA on Mobile Technology and Baby Boomers

Media Access Australia spoke to Brian Scarpelli, Director, Government Affairs at the US Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) following his chairing of a session on mobile technology and Baby Boomers at this year’s M-Enabling Conference. More

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Interview with Blake E. Reid: Challenges of Captioning and Copyrights

Media Access Australia spoke to Blake E. Reid, Assistant Clinical Professor at Colorado Law, following his chairing of a session at the M-Enabling Summit on copyright and third party captioning.  More

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Zero Project 2014: For a World Without Barriers

Under the motto, “No one can enjoy a human right to which one does not have access,” the international initiative Zero Project mobilized its worldwide network of more than 1,000 disability experts in late 2013 to map the state of the implementation of the CRPD and to find innovative practice and policy solutions on accessibility.  More

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Statement from Disabled People's International on the Occasion of ITU Telecom World 2013

“When we talk of ICT in disability & development, the emphasis should also be on availability and affordability of technology,” Javed Abidi, Chairperson, DPI. More

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Integrating Accessibility in Software Development

The 5th International Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion – DSAI 2013, which will take place November 13-15, 2013, in Vigo, Spain, will feature a special track titled, “Integrating Accessibility in Software Development”.  More

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