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Smart Cities Must be Accessible for Persons with Disabilities

January 09, 2019

Smart cities could be lousy to live in if you have a disability as they fail to make sure the technologies they adopt are accessible to everyone. Activists and startups are working to change that. Read More

Source: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612712/smart-cities-coule-be-lousy-if-you-have-a-disability/


Chat Functionality in Games Must be Accessible to Players with Disabilities

January 03, 2019

Under the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act games released after January 1, 2019 must include accessible chat functionality for persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: Paste Magazine


Highlighting China’s Accessibility Work in 2018

January 03, 2019

The resource conveys the major progress in information accessibility for China in 2018, ranging from central and local government policies to development from IT industry giants. Read More

Source: Weixin


Huawei's App Uses Sound to Allow Persons with Visual Impairment See Emotions

January 02, 2019

Huawei’s has developed an app called Facing Emotions app that uses AI to allow persons with visual impairment see the emotion on the face of the person they are talking to by translating it into sound Read More

Source: Dezeen


Robot Stands and Live Streams for Student with Disabilities at School

January 02, 2019

Utilizing virtual communication technologies, a young student with a disability is using robotic technology known as The Beam,to attend class virtually and make interaction with peers less restrictive Read More

Source: The Athens News


India: Reserve Bank of India invites Tech Solutions to help Persons with Visual Impairment Identify Currency

January 01, 2019

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has invited expression of interest from vendors to develop mobile phone-based solutions to help persons with visual impairment easily identify Indian currency notes. Read More

Source: Hindu Businessline


Israel Uses Technology to Transform the Lives of Persons with Disabilities

December 22, 2018

Various projects on digital inclusion in Israel are enabling children and adults with disabilities live productive lives. Read More

Source: The Jerusalem Post


European Standard EN 301 549 Published in the Official Journal of the European Union

December 20, 2018

The European Standard for Web Accessibility was published in the Official Journal of the EU. The standard improves access for persons with low vision, cognitive and learning disabilities in the EU. Read More

Source: Official Journal of the European Union


3D Printing Being Used to Make Makes Customized Wheelchairs

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 Impairment

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