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New Debugging Tool Helps Makes Apps and Websites Accessible

March 03, 2021

Evinced is a free Xcode-compatible debugging tool for enterprise IT developers to help identify accessibility problems within apps and websites. Read More

Source: Computer World

European Commission Presents Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030

March 03, 2021

The European Commission has released the ten-year 'Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030,' that sets out key initiatives around three main themes. Read More

Source: European Commission

India: 'Sugamya Bharat App' to Enable Persons with Disabilities Register Lack of Accessibility in Built Envrionment and Transport

March 02, 2021

The app will enable persons with disabilities and the elderly to register accessibility-related problems in buildings, in modes of transport or any infrastructure by uploading pictures on it. Read More

Source: Economic Times

Apple Stores to Offer Free Sign Language Interpreter Appointments

February 25, 2021

Customers of Apple in select countries can now schedule appointments at their local Apple stores and request for a sign language interpreter. Read More

Source: 9 to 5 Mac

Zoom to Release Automatic Closed Captioning for Free Accounts

February 25, 2021

Video conferencing company Zoom has announced it will make the Live Transcription setting available to all Zoom users to provide an accessible platform for all. Read More

Source: USA Today

Microsoft Begins New Program to Make Games More Accessible

February 16, 2021

Microsoft has enhanced accessibility efforts with a program that evaluates Xbox and PC games sent by developers and tested by players with disabilities according to the Xbox Accessibility Guidelines. Read More

Source: The Verge

KMA Releases 14 Point Checklist For Accessible Self-Service

February 13, 2021

The Kiosk Manufacturer Association (KMA) has published a fourteen-point checklist guided by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for the design and installation of accessible self-service kiosks. Read More

Source: Kiosk Manufacturers Association

New Report on Inclusive Digital Economy for Persons with Disabilities

February 11, 2021

A report prepared by the International Labor Organization Global Business and Disability Network and Spanish NGO Fundación ONCE highlights key levers to create a more inclusive digital labour market. Read More

Source: Dev Discourse

Zimbabwe: Cabinet Approves National Disability Policy

February 11, 2021

The policy has been created to assist the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ratified by Zimbabwe in 2013. Read More

Source: The Chronicle

International Labour Organization (ILO) and Fundación ONCE Release New Report on Inclusive Digital Economy for Persons with Disabilities

February 11, 2021

A new report explores the effects of the digital revolution on inclusive jobs for persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: Devdiscourse

New Open-source Design System Incorporates Accessibility Features

February 04, 2021

Access management service Okta has released its new design system with many elements of the design system being compliant with the W3’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines for designers to use. Read More

Source: Tech Crunch

Pakistan: Government to Set Up Braille Printing Press to Benefit Students with Disabilities

February 01, 2021

A modern Braille printing press in Peshawar has been announced to be setup to enable writers with visual impairment easily bring out their creative and research works. Read More

Source: Dawn