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Malaysia: Special Unit under Ministry of Communications and Multimedia to Focus on Digital Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities

June 10, 2019

A special unit under Malaysia's Ministry of Communications and Multimedia will be set up to focus on efforts to assist persons with disabilities from technology including engaging in business online. Read More

Source: Malay Mail

Israel Launches 7th Annual Disability Inclusion Conference

June 10, 2019

Over 800 people from 22 countries participated in Access Israel’s 7th International Conference. Read More

Source: Jerusalem Post

Developers Design Apps with Built-In Apple Assistive Technologies

June 09, 2019

With Apple introducing the Voice Control feature for persons with visual impairment, Indian developers have begun building apps incorporating Apple's assistive technologies built-in. Read More

Source: Livemint

Students at University of Washington Showcase Inclusive and Accessible Technology

June 07, 2019

Students at Washington University worked with persons with disabilities at the HuskyADAPT Inclusive Design Showcase to support the development of accessible design and play technology Read More

Source: Geek Wire

Israeli Startup’s System Utilizes Artificial Intelligence to Match Assistive Technologies to Users

June 06, 2019

Israeli startup has developed a system that utilizes artificial intelligence technologies to best match assistive technology to users with disabilities. Read More

Source: Globes

India: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) committee on Digital Payments Makes a Strong Case for Financial Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

June 06, 2019

The high-level committee on digital payments led by Nandan Nilekani has made note of various gaps in Banking Accessibility and has come up with recommendations to address them in a permanent manner. Read More

Source: Newz Hook

How to Use Google Chrome's Hidden Reader Mode

June 05, 2019

Chrome 75 has a hidden “Reader” mode that strips web pages down to the bare minimum (without ads) to make them easier to read. The article explains how to enable reader mode. Read More

Source: How To Geek

IKEA Launches Gaming Products Focused on Accessibility and Esports

June 04, 2019

IKEA is has partnered with medical wearables company UNYQ to release a line of gaming accessibility products that include textured key caps and a biometric wrist support. ​ Read More

Source: Engadget

ScotRail Launches Sign Language App to Help Customers with Hearing Impairment​

May 30, 2019

The app, described as a UK rail industry first, directly connects a traveller and a member of staff via an interpreter through a video call. Read More

Source: The Herald

​Indonesia: Device Improves Safety for Drivers with Hearing Impairment​

May 29, 2019

Students from Indonesia’s Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) have created a device that transforms the horn sound of another vehicle into vibrations alerting the driver with hearing impairment. Read More

Source: Open Gov

New York Lawmakers Plan To Address Website Accessibility

May 20, 2019

A New York State Senate Committee will develop a legal standard for the accessibility of business websites under New York law in response to the exponential increase in litigation in the state. Read More

Source: JD Supra

South Australia Ensures More Accessible Digital Platforms for All ​

May 20, 2019

The South Australian State Government is launching a new online accessibility policy, and online toolkit to help all South Australian organisations in creating more accessible digital platforms. Read More

Source: Open Gov