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Game Accessibility Feature Tags Available on Microsoft Store

November 22, 2021

Game developers on Microsoft Store on Xbox and can now choose from twenty accessibility feature tags that indicate common accessibility features to help inform gamers’ decision to purchase. Read More

Source: Xbox

U.S. House of Representatives Expands Medicare to Cover Hearing Aids

November 19, 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act of 2021 (H.R. 5376) that includes the expansion of Medicare to cover hearing aids and services. Read More

Source: Hearing Loss Association of America

New Assistive Device to Enable Eye-tracking for Persons with Disabilities to Better Use iPads

November 15, 2021

Tobii Dynavox, the assistive tech division of the eye-tracking company Tobii, has announced TD Pilot, a device that aims to provide a more accessible iPad experience. Read More

Source: Engadget

India: High Court Installs Braille Printer to Provide Accessible Judgment

November 14, 2021

In the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the High Court has installed a Braille printer at its principal seat to provide judgment and order copies in accessible formats for lawyers and litigants. Read More

Source: The Hindu

India: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Invites Stakeholder Feedback on New Draft Accessibility Standards

November 10, 2021

The Government of India has floated a draft of accessibility standards under which television channels are to provide captioning or sign language, and encouraged feedback from stakeholders. Read More

Source: Indian Express

Airbnb Works to Improve Accessibility Features

November 10, 2021

Airbnb has announced the implementation of new procedures for verification of accessibility features for properties and updated accessibility search filters. Read More

Source: The Verge

Peleton's Live Classes to Include Subtitles for an Accessible Experience

November 09, 2021

Peloton Interactive, Inc., an American exercise equipment and media company, has worked with Microsoft to add subtitles to live workouts with the aim to expand accessibility of guided classes. Read More

Source: Windows Central

Google Tests Voice Assistant for Persons With Speech Impairment

November 09, 2021

Google has begun beta testing the Project Relate app for Android as part of Google’s speech recognition technology improvements. Read More

Source: Voicebot AI

Australia: New App Developed for Persons with Hearing Impairment

November 04, 2021

The National Acoustic Laboratories in Australia has developed a free multilingual NALscribe app to instantly transcribe conversations and enhance communication. Read More

Source: Australian Ageing Agenda

Justice Department Secures Settlement With Rite Aid Corporation To Make Vaccine Portal Accessible

November 01, 2021

Justice Department secures settlement with Rite Aid Corporation to make its online COVID-19 vaccine portal accessible to persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: US Department of Justice

Qatar: Accessible ATMs Accredited by Mada Center

October 28, 2021

In partnership with Qatar Central Bank (QCB), Mada Center has granted accessibility accreditation to 11 ATMs from various banks in the State of Qatar. Read More

Source: Mada

Partnership to Provide ICT Accessibility Standards in Kenya

October 27, 2021

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS]) in partnership with inABLE has commenced the development of first ever national ICT accessibility standards to bridge the existing digital divide . Read More

Source: Kenya News