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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


Canadian Organization Mandates Standards for Accessibility Messaging Services

December 14, 2018

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has mandated standards for message relay services and asked companies to consult accessibility groups on achieving IP relay service. Read More

Source: Mobile Syrup


European Electronic Communications Code Approved by the European Parliament

December 14, 2018

The European Electronic Communications Code adopted by the European Parliament adds obligations in availability and affordability of accessible electronic communications on member states. Read More

Source: European Disability Forum


Israel Based ALYN Hospital Partners with Virginia Based Raz Mobility to Bring Israeli Assistive Technology Innovations to Americans with Disabilities

December 13, 2018

Israel’s ALYN Hospital partners with Virginia-based RAZ Mobility to bring Israeli assistive technology innovations to Americans with disabilities including participating in US government’s programs Read More

Source: The Jerusalem Post


South Australia Works Towards Enhancing Digital Inclusion for All

December 07, 2018

The South Australian government aims to build a nationally consistent and integrated identity system that includes a pilot program to help improve service delivery for people with a disabilities. Read More

Source: The Mandarin


How Microsoft is Creating Accessibility for All: Empowering Persons with Disabilities

December 04, 2018

As part of the WE Are One campaign, Microsoft is enabling educators to make their classrooms more accessible and inclusive through the use of its technologies, Immersive Reader, Microsoft Translator. Read More

Source: Tech City