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UK: Exams Regulator Publishes New Analysis Paper on Enhanced Understanding on the Use of Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities

June 10, 2021

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation has published a qualitative research study to understand the experiences of schools and colleges that use assistive technology for assessment. Read More

Source: Schools Week

Voiceitt Launches Speech Recognition App to Enhance Communication

June 08, 2021

Israeli company Voiceitt is set to launch an app for iPhones and iPads for persons with speech and motor impairments to enable better communication with their own voice. Read More

Source: No Camels

Dictation Functionality is Now available on iOS

June 08, 2021

Microsoft 365 users can now take advantage of the same dictation functionality previously available exclusively on desktop and Word with Office Mobile. Read More

Source: Engadget

Research Aims to Improve Accessibility for Soda Machines

June 07, 2021

A team of researchers from Binghamton University's Watson College has studied the interface for Coca-Cola Freestyle machines to explore a redesign of the graphical interface to improve accessibility. Read More

Source: Binghamton University

Indonesian Women Design iOS Apps Aimed to Ensure Inclusive Communication

June 01, 2021

Two Indonesian women part of Apple Developer Academy, have developed iOS Apps to enable more inclusive communication. Read More

Source: Mashable SE Asia

Australia: Report Recommends Use of Australian Standard EN 301 549 for Procurement of Technology

May 27, 2021

Recommendation 25 in Australia's Human Rights and Technology Final Report calls on governments at all levels in Australia to use Australian Standard EN 301 549 for procurement of technology. Read More

Source: Mirage News

The Guardian and Partners Create an Accessible Storytelling Website

May 20, 2021

News and media website The Guardian has created ‘Auditorial’ as an accessible storytelling website in partnership with Google and the Royal National Institute of Blind People. Read More

Source: The Guardian

Spotify Updates Apps to Improve Accessibility

May 20, 2021

The most recent updates for Spotify on iOS and Android introduce three accessibility improvements to enhance user experience. Read More

Source: Route Note

Apple Introduces Accessibility Features to Make Devices More Accessible

May 19, 2021

Apple has introduced software features designed to make using iPhones, Apple Watches and iPads devices easier for persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: USA Today

IBM Releases Update to Web Accessibility Checker Tool

May 17, 2021

IBM has released an update to its open source web Accessibility Checker tool to make it easier to find and fix accessibility issues. Read More

Source: Venture Beat

Inclusive Gaming: Xbox Party Chat to Become More Accessible

May 13, 2021

Microsoft has announced that speech transcription and text-to-speech synthesis in Xbox Party Chat will enable greater participation by players by enhancing accessibility. Read More

Source: Engadget

Italy: New Job Inclusion Plan to Focus on Accessibility in the Labor Market

May 12, 2021

The regional government of Piedmont in Italy has announced funding to focus on access, permanence and employment qualification for persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: The Mayor