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Google Will Now Let Users with Visual Impairment Experience Live Edits in Google Docs

August 21, 2019

Google announced that live updates on Google Docs will now work with Assistive Technology, screen readers and braille displays making it easier for persons with visual impairments to use Live Edits Read More

Source: Gizmodo

New Tool to Make Web Browsing Easier for Persons with Visual Impairments

August 19, 2019

Voice Exploration, Retrieval, and Search (VERSE) a new tool developed at the University of Waterloo allows persons with visual impairments to get web content from smart speakers and similar devices. Read More

Source: Tech Explorist

Australia: Research Hub to Develop Smart Home Technology for Persons with Disabilities

August 16, 2019

Government of Australia is investing $3 million to launch the Research Hub for Digital Enhanced Living at Deakin University to develop personalized smart home technology for persons with disabilities Read More

Source: Innovation Aus

AccessiBe Leverages AI to Make the Web More Accessible to All

August 08, 2019

Web accessibility company accessiBe has launched a platform that uses artificial intelligence to rework website content to meet accessibility standards and enable access to persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: Yahoo Finance

Pakistan: A Year Since the Global Disability Summit UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) Invites Stakeholders to Review Progress

August 08, 2019

The UK’s DFID and Special Talent Exchange Programme invited Pakistan's government representatives and disabled person organization members to review progress towards disability inclusion commitments Read More

Source: Government of United Kingdom

New Laws Enhance Access to Education for Students with Disabilities

August 07, 2019

​The new laws establish a Deaf Student's Bill of Rights and for both the Department of Education and Health to collect and report data on children with hearing impairment.​ Read More

Source: The Press of Atlantic City

United States: ScripTalk Device for Persons with Visual Impairment Available in Walmarts Nationwide

August 06, 2019

​StripTalk, a prescription reader device​ for persons with visual impairment​, reads aloud the medicine name, dosage, and will now be available across all Walmarts Read More

Source: CBS 19

Brain Driver Enables Persons with Mobility Impairments to Play Video Games Using Their Mind

August 06, 2019

A new programme called Brain Driver aims to enable persons with mobility impairments to play video games using their mind and just thinking about their hand movements. Read More

Source: Newz Hook

Domino's Petitions to the US Supreme Court to Determine whether the Americans with Disabilities Act Applies to Websites and Apps

August 03, 2019

In a petition, Domino's asks the US Supreme Court to determine whether the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to the retailer's website or app as well. Read More

Source: ARS Technica

Indonesia: New App Launched for Older Persons and Persons with Disabilities

August 01, 2019

The E-Ladies app was launched in in North Jakarta that helps persons with disabilities and the elderly access medical care, medication reminders and schedule appointments at the regional hospital. Read More

Source: The Jakarta Post

New Law for Uruguayan Companies to Build Inclusive Companies

July 27, 2019

Uruguay passed a law requiring companies with more than 25 employees to gradually hire individuals with disabilities with nearly 5,000 private Uruguayan companies falling under the new rule. Read More

Source: The Rio Times

New Campaign Launched to Remove Employment Barriers for Persons with Disabilities

July 25, 2019

A new campaign called Remove the Barrier launched by the Dylan Alcott Foundation in Australia is set to break down the barriers persons with disabilities face in finding and maintaining employment. Read More

Source: Disability Support Guide