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Court Ruling Provides Accessible Voting Machines for Voters with Visual Impairment

February 27, 2019

The U.S. Justice Department in a ruling has asked the city of Concord to provide voting machines that are accessible to voters with visual impairment following a 2015 complaint. Read More

Source: New Hampshire Public Radio

China, EU Highlight Rights of Persons with Disabilities at UN Human Rights Council

February 27, 2019

China and the European Union co-hosted a meeting on the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council's 40th session, where China emphasized its efforts towards accessibility and inclusion. Read More

Source: Xinhua

Qatar: Minister Inaugurates Mada Center Strategy on Digital Accessibility

February 26, 2019

The Mada strategy 2019-2021 on Digital Access for All, inaugurated by Qatar Minister of Communications will lead the development of ICT Accessibility through the establishment of an Innovation Hub Read More

Source: I Love Qatar

Alibaba Improves Online Shopping Accessibility

February 24, 2019

Chinese E-commerce company Alibaba through new features like Smart Touch, a sensor-enabled tactile button and voice over, aim to make shopping through their app accessible. Read More

Source: Inside Retail

Actiview Partners With Lionsgate To Bring Sign Language To Movies

February 21, 2019

California based sign language app Actiview has partnered with Lionsgate to provide American Sign Language interpretation to feature films and playback audio descriptions and captions Read More

Source: Forbes

Helping Institutions Reach Accessibility Goals

February 20, 2019

Many colleges lack formal policies for digital accessibility, leaving students with disabilities at a disadvantage. A new set of quality indicators could lay the foundation institutions need. Read More

Source: Inside Higher Ed

Zimbabwe: Local Company 3D Printing Prosthetic Hands

February 11, 2019

Nashua Zimbabwe, a Zimbabwean business automation company is launching 3D printing to develop prosthetics for locals with disabilities and aim at reducing costs for assistive technology. Read More

Source: Tech Zim

University of Dallas Provides Tools for Digital Accessibility

February 11, 2019

A new initiative by the Office of Information Technology and Office of Student AccessAbility, UT Dallas will provide screen reading and magnifying software to students with visual disabilities. Read More

Source: The Mercury

Firm Rewrites Magazines and Manga for Persons with Disabilities

February 09, 2019

Slow Communication based Tokyo rewrites and publishes newspaper articles, government documents and even manga normally too difficult for persons with mental disabilities to understand. Read More

Source: South China Morning Post

New University of Cape Town MOOC Pursues Disability Inclusion in Education

February 07, 2019

A new University of Cape Town (UCT) Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offers insight into how education systems can support and promote equity, equal access and dignity for learners with disabilities. Read More

Source: UCT News

Mada Centre Signs Pact with Oman’s ITA

January 30, 2019

Mada Assistive Technology Centre and Oman’s Information Technology Authority signed an MoU to enhance co-operation on digital innovation such as localization of assistive technology solutions Read More

Source: Gulf Times

India: New Website to Help Persons with Disabilities Register Online with Civic Body

January 30, 2019

The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation launched a website for persons with visual impairment to register with the corporation. Registrations will help list residents with disabilities in the area Read More

Source: Times of India