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3D Printing Making Customized, Lighter Wheelchairs a Reality

December 17, 2018

Utilizing 3D printing technology, wheelchairs can be designed to not only look aesthetic but also weigh lesser, and thus cost less. Generative Design could thus help customize accessible products. Read More

Source: TCT Magazine

Huawei Launches AI-Powered StorySign App for Children with Hearing Impairments

December 17, 2018

Huawei has launched an AI-powered app StorySign which can enrich storytelling for children with hearing disabilities, translating featured books through the smartphone’s camera into sign language. Read More

Source: Tech Guide

ENBD Bank Launches Video Magnifier for Customers with Visual Impairment

December 16, 2018

Emirates NBD (ENBD) bank has launched Traveller HD, a video magnifier enabling customers with visual impairment and the elderly to read forms and other documents comfortably at its branches in the UAE Read More

Source: Trader Arabia

Ghana: National Project Focuses on Computers for Persons with Disabilities

December 14, 2018

The government of Ghana, under the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications Project is facilitating the teaching and learning of ICT for all citizens, including persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: Ghana Web

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) Mandates Standards for Accessibility Messaging Services

December 14, 2018

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has mandated standards for message relay services and asked companies to consult accessibility groups on achieving IP relay service. Read More

Source: Mobile Syrup

European Electronic Communications Code Approved by the European Parliament

December 14, 2018

The European Electronic Communications Code adopted by the European Parliament adds obligations in availability and affordability of accessible electronic communications on member states. Read More

Source: European Disability Forum

Israel Based ALYN Hospital Partners with Virginia Based Raz Mobility to Bring Israeli Assistive Technology Innovations to Americans with Disabilities

December 13, 2018

Israel’s ALYN Hospital partners with Virginia-based RAZ Mobility to bring Israeli assistive technology innovations to Americans with disabilities including participating in US government’s programs Read More

Source: The Jerusalem Post

South Australia Works Towards Enhancing Digital Inclusion for All

December 07, 2018

The South Australian government aims to build a nationally consistent and integrated identity system that includes a pilot program to help improve service delivery for people with a disabilities. Read More

Source: The Mandarin

How Microsoft is Creating Accessibility for All: Empowering Persons with Disabilities

December 04, 2018

As part of the WE Are One campaign, Microsoft is enabling educators to make their classrooms more accessible and inclusive through the use of its technologies, Immersive Reader, Microsoft Translator. Read More

Source: Tech City

Calgary Unveils Four New Smart City Initiatives

December 04, 2018

The City of Calgary in Alberta, Canada unveiled four new smart city initiatives, designed to make use of sensors and the internet of things (IoT) for a range of activities. Read More

Source: Smart Cities Dive

Singapore: Studies Reveal Digital Inclusion Increasing Steadily for Senio

December 03, 2018

While Singapore has been at the forefront in terms of bridging the digital divide among its citizens, elders in the country are yet to emerge as active participants in the online economy. Read More

Source: ASEAN Today

United Kingdom: Government to Recruit Disability Champion for Technology Sector

December 03, 2018

The UK government is set to hire a champion who will work as a leader in the tech industry to raise awareness of the need for compatibility of mainstream products with assistive technology. Read More

Source: Business Cloud