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RNIB Launches Educational Coding Tool for Children with Visual Impairment

January 17, 2020

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has launched an educational tool 'Code Jumper' designed by Microsoft to help primary school children with vision impairment learn how to code. Read More

Source: Optometry Today

New App Gives Persons with Hearing Impairment On-demand ASL Interpreter

January 15, 2020

A new app 'Jeenie' app enables live interpreters to translate sign language for persons with hearing impairment to help converse freely with others.​ Read More

Source: Fast Company

Spain: The Center for Subtitling and Audio Description Releases its 2019 Report on Accessibile Content on Television

January 15, 2020

The Spanish Center for Subtitling and Audio Description (CESyA) has released the data of the 2019 report on the evolution of accessibility services for people with sensory disabilities. Read More

Source: Periodistas

Humanforce Designs Accessibility-compliant App for Businesses

January 13, 2020

Australian workforce management solutions provider Humanforce​ has launched a new app to encourage businesses to take ensure accessibility levels for persons with disabilities and older persons. Read More

Source: Biz Edge

International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Asks Member Countries to Focus on the Role of Emerging Technologies in Promoting ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

January 08, 2020

At the recent Accessible Europe event, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau asked member countries to promote digital accessibility as part of the commitment to leave no one behind Read More

Source: The Guardian

University of Michigan Researchers Develop AR Gaming for Children with Disabilities

January 07, 2020

A team from University of Michigan have created iGYM, an augmented reality system allowing both able-bodied individuals and persons with mobility impairment to engage in physical games together.​ Read More

Source: Michigan Daily

Bluetooth SIG Announces Core Update to Bluetooth Tech to Improve the Aging Standard

January 07, 2020

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced an update known as LE (Low Energy) Audio that improves the development of wireless hearing aids for the persons with hearing impairment. Read More

Source: Tech Advisor

Marrakesh Treaty Comes into Effect in New Zealand

January 03, 2020

The Marrakesh Treaty and the associated amendments to the Copyright Act 1994 passed by the New Zealand Parliament in 2019, have come into effect on January 4, 2020. Read More

Source: Mirage News

New Portal Presents Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities in Egypt

January 03, 2020

Non-profit organization Ebtessama has launched Majidah, an employment portal to improve chances of employment for persons with disabilities in Egypt. Read More

Source: Arab News

Egyptian ICT Ministry Collaborates to Empower Persons with Disabilities

January 02, 2020

Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has signed an MoU with Japan’s Assistive Technology Development Organisation to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: Intelligent CIO

Oman Publishes Guidelines for Government Organizations on Accessible Social Media

December 24, 2019

Oman's guidelines on accessible social media are part of the Government Communication Plan for the years 2019 and 2020. Read More

China: Barrier-free Version of Smart Cinema Launched for Persons with Hearing Impairment

December 21, 2019

Persons with hearing impairment in China can enjoy movies through mobile internet movie screening platform on their smart phones using the barrier-free version of Smart Cinema app. Read More