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New App Gives Persons with Hearing Impairment On-demand ASL Interpreter

January 15, 2020

Jeenie, an​ app offers live interpreters who can translate sign language for persons with hearing impairment so that they can converse freely with others.​ Read More

Source: Fast Company


Humanforce Designs Accessibility-compliant App

January 13, 2020

Australian workforce management solutions provider Humanforce​ has launched a new app to encourage businesses to take ensure accessibility levels for persons with disabilities and the elderly Read More

Source: Biz Edge


Bluetooth Special Interest Group Announces Core Update to Bluetooth Tech to Improve the Aging Standard

January 07, 2020

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced an update known as LE (Low Energy) Audio that improves the development of wireless hearing aids for the persons with hearing impairment. Read More

Source: Tech Advisor


Marrakesh Treaty Comes into Effect in New Zealand

January 03, 2020

The Marrakesh Treaty and the associated amendments to the Copyright Act 1994, passed by the New Zealand Parliament in 2019, have come into effect on January 4, 2020. Read More

Source: Mirage News


Egyptian Portal Presents Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

January 03, 2020

Non-profit organization Ebtessama has launched Majidah, an employment portal to improve chances of employment for persons with Disabilities in Egypt. Read More

Source: Arab News


Egyptian ICT Ministry Collaborates to Empower Persons with Disabilities

January 02, 2020

Egypt’s Ministry of Communications & Information Technology has signed a MoU with Japan’s Assistive Technology Development Organisation for projects to improve lives of persons with disabilities Read More

Source: Intelligent CIO


Oman Publishes Guidelines for Government Organizations on Accessible Social Media

December 24, 2019

Oman's guidelines on accessible social media are part of the Government Communication Plan for the years 2019 and 2020. Read More


China: Barrier-free Version of Smart Cinema Launched for Persons with Hearing Impairment

December 21, 2019

Persons with hearing impairment in China can enjoy movies through mobile internet movie screening platform on their smart phones using the barrier-free version of Smart Cinema app. Read More

Source: China.org


RAZ Mobility Introduces Personalized Audio

December 17, 2019

Raz Mobility has launched TuneFork, a personalized audio app for persons with hearing impairment that will help adjust the user's mobile audio level to the their unique hearing profile. Read More

Source: Raz Mobility


Rules by FCC Require Accessible Communications in Video Games

December 11, 2019

​Federal Communications Commission rules now require all Advanced Communications Services available in video games in the market after January 1, 2019 to comply with FCC accessibility rules.​ Read More

Source: The National Law Review


South Africa: New 3D Printing Campaign for Children with Visual Impairment

December 09, 2019

The South African National Council for the Blind has launched a new campaign titled 3D Printing for the Blind that aims to show the benefits of 3D printing for children with disabilities. Read More

Source: 3D Print


Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education (AIM HIGH) Act Reintroduced in US Congress to Improve Higher Education Tech Access for Students with Disabilities

December 09, 2019

​US legislators have reintroduced the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education Act that aims to develop guidelines for accessibility of electronic higher education materials. Read More

Source: Edu Voice