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Australia: Report Recommends Use of Australian Standard EN 301 549 for Procurement of Technology

May 27, 2021

Recommendation 25 in Australia's Human Rights and Technology Final Report calls on governments at all levels in Australia to use Australian Standard EN 301 549 for procurement of technology. Read More

Source: Mirage News

The Guardian and Partners Create an Accessible Storytelling Website

May 20, 2021

News and media website The Guardian has created ‘Auditorial’ as an accessible storytelling website in partnership with Google and the Royal National Institute of Blind People. Read More

Source: The Guardian

Spotify Updates Apps to Improve Accessibility

May 20, 2021

The most recent updates for Spotify on iOS and Android introduce three accessibility improvements to enhance user experience. Read More

Source: Route Note

Apple Introduces Accessibility Features to Make Devices More Accessible

May 19, 2021

Apple has introduced software features designed to make using iPhones, Apple Watches and iPads devices easier for persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: USA Today

IBM Releases Update to Web Accessibility Checker Tool

May 17, 2021

IBM has released an update to its open source web Accessibility Checker tool to make it easier to find and fix accessibility issues. Read More

Source: Venture Beat

Inclusive Gaming: Xbox Party Chat to Become More Accessible

May 13, 2021

Microsoft has announced that speech transcription and text-to-speech synthesis in Xbox Party Chat will enable greater participation by players by enhancing accessibility. Read More

Source: Engadget

Italy: New Job Inclusion Plan to Focus on Accessibility in the Labor Market

May 12, 2021

The regional government of Piedmont in Italy has announced funding to focus on access, permanence and employment qualification for persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: The Mayor

LineChaser App by IBM Helps Ensure Social Distancing

May 10, 2021

A team of IBM researchers have created an AI-driven smartphone application called LineChaser to enable persons with vision loss maintain safe distance in lines. Read More

Source: Slash Gear

Business Disability Forum Releases New Report on Global Employee Disability Data

April 20, 2021

A report released by the Business Disability Forum has revealed some of the difficulties organizations face in compiling accurate data about the number of employees with a disability they might have. Read More

Source: Forbes

Kenya: New Platform to Promote Digital Inclusion

April 15, 2021

EnableMe Kenya is a new online platform that aims to provide community-oriented technological support for the digital inclusion of persons with disabilities in Kenya. Read More

Source: Business Daily Africa

Australia: New App Developed to Support Persons with Young Onset Parkinson's

April 12, 2021

The release of a new digital app and resource hub in conjunction with World Parkinson's Day on 11 April aims to benefit more than 20,000 young Australians with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease (YOPD). Read More

Source: Aged Care Guide

WHO Launches Progress Indicators to Measure Access to Assistive Technology

April 08, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed Progress Indicators for access to assistive technology to collect high-level information from Member States to track and measure progress. Read More

Source: Mirage News