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Digital Passport to Enhance Communication for Persons with Disabilities

May 25, 2020

Promoting a More Inclusive Society (PAMIS), a Scottish charity has released materials for persons with multiple learning disabilities to create their digital passport to enhance communication Read More

Source: The Courier

Airbnb Introduces Virtual Experiences for Persons with Disabilities

May 25, 2020

Airbnb under its Experiences program has partnered with organizations to launch virtual activities for guests with accessibility requirements and educate about improved accessibility for communities.​ Read More

Source: Short Term Rentalz

Belarus Accedes to Marrakesh Treaty

May 22, 2020

​Belarus has joined the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons with disabilities and the law is set to come into force from June 3, 2020.​ Read More

Source: Belta

Microsoft Set to Add Accessibility Enhancements in Windows 10

May 21, 2020

Microsoft has shared the latest accessibility enhancements in development for Windows 10 that involve customization options for its Narrator feature and Magnifier tool. Read More

Source: Engadget

Google Enhances Accessibility With Latest Updates

May 21, 2020

To mark Global Accessibility Day, Google has released a series of updates to Maps, Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier aimed to improve user accessibility for persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: CNET

New Accessibility Tool For The WordPress Community

May 20, 2020

CampusPress is a managed WordPress hosting and service provider for the educational sector that has released an accessibility plugin to help end-users address accessibility issues on their sites. Read More

Source: WP Tavern

IBM Launches Equal Access Toolkit to Help Developers Build Accessible Websites and Applications

May 18, 2020

IBM's new Equal Access Toolkit and Checker is a set of OpenSource tools that allow developers to build and ensure websites and applications are accessible to persons with disabilities Read More

Source: ZD Net

Iran: National Museum Enhances Accessibility for Visitors

May 17, 2020

The National Museum of Iran has launched virtual tours for visitors with hearing impairment and has released short videos that feature a tour guide and include sign language. Read More

Source: Tehran Times

Accessible Gaming: Special Game Jam to Explore Accessibility Challenges

May 14, 2020

Accessibility Unlocked, an organization to support game developers with disabilities is set to host AccessJam, a game jam to examine the challenges of game accessibility​​ and open it to more players. Read More

Source: Games Industry

India: Global Campaign Launched to Flatten the Inaccessibility Curve

May 14, 2020

Indian NGO Chakshumathi has launched a 60-day online training program in assistive technologies aimed at popularizing their usage in education for students with visual impairment Read More

Source: Times of India

New Device to Aims to Help Restore Sight for Some Persons with Visual Impairment

May 14, 2020

The Orion, developed by researchers at UCLA is an experimental implantable device that enhances users’ ability to navigate by restoring their capacity to detect movement and distinguish light and dark Read More

Source: WMC 5

Tool Provides an Opportunity to Make Coding Accessible to Persons with Visual impairment

May 12, 2020

A tool named CuriO takes a multisensory approach to programming and has been designed with an interface that combines touch and sound to make coding easier. Read More

Source: Nature