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

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


Media and Entertainment Company Sky Q to Introduce Voice Guidance to Enable Better Navigation

April 06, 2021

Sky Q users can use the voice remote to enable voice guidance to make navigation of the platform’s TV guide, menus, Show Centres and collections more accessible. Read More

Source: Thiis


Media and Entertainment Company Sky Q to Introduce Voice Guidance

April 06, 2021

Sky Q users can use the voice remote to enable voice guidance to make navigation of the platform’s TV guide, menus, Show Centres and collections more accessible for persons with visual impairments. Read More

Source: Thiis


TikTok Adds Automatic Captions to Videos

April 06, 2021

The video-sharing social networking service, TikTok, will soon enable creators to add automatically generated captions to their videos. Read More

Source: The Verge


Greenstein Bill to Improve Accessibility of State Websites Advances

March 22, 2021

A Committee of the New Jersey Senate has approved Bill S-3334 that requires websites adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA, or the most up-to-date version of the guidelines. Read More

Source: Insider NJ


Google Releases New Live Caption Feature for Chrome Browser

March 17, 2021

Users of the stable version of the Google Chrome 89 browser accessed via desktop can now transcribe speech in videos through the Live Caption feature. Read More

Source: The Verge


Jamaican Sign Language Learning Management System (LMS) Aims to Enhance Literacy Among Students with Hearing Impairment

March 15, 2021

​To improve literacy development among students with hearing impairment, the Jamaica Association for the Deaf, with partners has launched the Jamaican Sign Language Learning Management System.​​​​​​ Read More

Source: Loop Jamaica


New Web-based Remote Controlled Through Eye Movement

March 12, 2021

The Accessible Web Remote for Contour uses eye gaze hardware and software to offer greater accessibility and independence to persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: Nola


Australia: Virtual Reality Brings New Experiences to Older Persons in Care Homes

March 10, 2021

An Australian organization, Technology for Ageing & Disability (TADWA) has partnered with MyndVR to bring state-of-the-art VR platforms to care homes in Australia. Read More

Source: Have a Go News


Users Can Now Add Closed Automatic Captions to Instagram Stories

March 09, 2021

Instagram Stories have become more accessible with a new auto-caption feature released for users that also provides a choice to select multiple font styles. Read More

Source: 9 to 5 Mac


Zoom Offers Access to Live Transcription Feature Upon Request

March 05, 2021

Zoom continues to enhance accessibility services by offering users ‘Live Transcription’ upon request, a functionality expected to be available to all users in Fall 2021. Read More

Source: Disability Scoop