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New Tool Fixes App Accessibility Glitches

February 14, 2020

The new Applause Accessibility Tool helps developers write better apps by automatically finding and fixing app accessibility issues in their code as they write it. Read More

Source: Search Software Quality

NVDA 2019.3 Released

February 10, 2020

​NV Access has announced an update to NVDA, the free screen reader for Microsoft Windows that adds a screen curtain, supports more Braille displays and more. Read More

Source: NV Access

Ulysses Popular Writing App for Apple Products

February 10, 2020

A powerful text editor for the Mac, iPad, and iPhone​​, the award-winning design is more powerful than others and is accessible. Read More

Source: Mac Stories

Startup Develops Smart Glasses for Theatergoers with Visual Impairment

February 03, 2020

An Israeli startup GalaPro is working to test its smart glasses for theatergoers that allow the user to view captions in real-time within the lenses. Read More

Source: Inceptive Mind

New Partnership Launched to Make Digital Public Services Accessible

February 01, 2020

Victoria University has partnered with the Department of Internal Affairs to help make digital public services in New Zealand accessible to everyone through a new course focused on Inclusive Design. Read More

Source: Net Guide

Azerbaijan: Project Develops Audiobooks for Persons with Visual Impairment

January 30, 2020

​The 'Canli Kitab' project carried out by Nar and Radio Antenn channel in Azerbaijan has successfully recorded works of literature in audiobooks for better access to persons with visual impairment.​ Read More

Source: MENAFN

United Nation's Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) Releases First-ever ‘Easy Read’ Version of a Report Summary

January 22, 2020

​The Joint Inspection Unit has released an ‘Easy Read’ version of the executive summary of the review on enhancing accessibility for persons with disabilities to meetings of the UN system.​​​ Read More

Source: United Nations

RNIB Launches Educational Coding Tool for Children with Visual Impairment

January 17, 2020

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has launched an educational tool 'Code Jumper' designed by Microsoft to help primary school children with vision impairment learn how to code. Read More

Source: Optometry Today

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

January 15, 2020

A new app 'Jeenie' app enables live interpreters to translate sign language for persons with hearing impairment to help converse freely with others.​ Read More

Source: Fast Company

Spain: The Center for Subtitling and Audio Description Releases its 2019 Report on Accessibile Content on Television

January 15, 2020

The Spanish Center for Subtitling and Audio Description (CESyA) has released the data of the 2019 report on the evolution of accessibility services for people with sensory disabilities. Read More

Source: Periodistas

Humanforce Designs Accessibility-compliant App for Businesses

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 older persons. Read More

Source: Biz Edge

International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Asks Member Countries to Focus on the Role of Emerging Technologies in Promoting ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

January 08, 2020

At the recent Accessible Europe event, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau asked member countries to promote digital accessibility as part of the commitment to leave no one behind Read More

Source: The Guardian