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Alexa’s Show and Tell Feature IDs objects for Persons with Visual Impairment

September 23, 2019

Amazon has unveiled a new Show and Tell feature that enables users to hold an item in front of an Echo Show and the Alexa-powered device using machine learning responds with its best guess. Read More

Source: Engadget

Liberia: New Economy Survey Report Focuses on Persons with Disabilities

September 23, 2019

An economic survey report researching the counties of Liberia focuses on reinforcing the role of organizations of persons with disabilities in the social-economic development processes. Read More

Source: Front Page Africa

Malaysia Focuses on Increasing Access to Education for Persons with Disabilities

September 19, 2019

The Malaysian Government as part of the Inclusion Development Plan for Persons with Disabilities has launched a document to ensure greater Inclusion in public and private higher education institutions Read More

Source: The Malaysian Reserve

New Copyright Law Set to Benefit South Africans with Disabilities

September 15, 2019

Section 19D of South Africa’s new Copyright Amendment Bill has several provisions for persons with disabilities and aims to make books available in accessible formats. Read More

Source: The Conversation

Big Four Consultancies Join Disability Inclusion Campaign Focused On Better Inclusivity in Business

September 13, 2019

Deloitte UK, KPMG UK and PwC UK have today announced that they have signed up to The Valuable 500 – the global initiative striving to place disability inclusion on the business agenda. Read More

Source: Prolific London

India: Private Channels to Broadcast News, Shows with Sign Language

September 12, 2019

India's Minister for Information and Broadcasting announced that at least one news bulletin per day on all private channels will broadcast with sign language interpretation Read More

Source: The Indian Express

Hong Kong: CSL in Partnership With Pedius Launch a Phone Call App for Persons with Hearing Impairments

September 11, 2019

Mobile Operator CSL in partnership with Italian social enterprise Pedius launched an app in Hong Kong that allows persons with hearing impairments to make calls through speech recognition tools Read More

Source: Marketing Interactive

Comcast Expands its Internet Essentials Program for Persons with Disabilities

September 11, 2019

A grant by telecom company Comcast to the American Association for People with Disabilities will go towards developing digital literacy training programs for Americans with disabilities Read More

Source: Technically

Samsung Launches Communication Solutions for Persons with Hearing and Visual Impairment in India

September 09, 2019

Samsung India launched two solutions' for users in India. The Good Vibes app that uses Morse code to convert vibrations into text and vice-versa while Relumino is a visual aid application Read More

Source: NDTV Gadgets

Huawei’s PocketVision App Lets Users with Visual Impairment Read Text with Their Phone’s Camera

September 06, 2019

A new artificial intelligence-powered app called PocketVision, designed to help those with visual impairments read literature through their phone's camera, has been launched by Huawei Read More

Source: Venture Beat

India: Edtech Startup Project on Quality Education for Students with Hearing Impairments ​

September 06, 2019

Digital Arts Academy for the Deaf is an Indian startup that has launched a web application for students with hearing impairments to access offline and online courses, mostly in information technology Read More

Source: Your Story

WeWalk - Smart Walking Stick That Uses Ultrasonic Sensors For Persons with Visual Impairments

September 05, 2019

The WeWalk smart cane uses ultrasonic sensors to warn the user of nearby hindrances through vibrations in the handle and helps persons with visual impairment navigate using Google Maps. Read More

Source: The Things