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Kenya: New Platform to Promote Digital Inclusion

April 15, 2021

EnableMe Kenya is a new online platform that aims to provide community-oriented technological support for the digital inclusion of persons with disabilities in Kenya. Read More

Source: Business Daily Africa


Australia: New App Developed to Support Persons with Young Onset Parkinson's

April 12, 2021

The release of a new digital app and resource hub in conjunction with World Parkinson's Day on 11 April aims to benefit more than 20,000 young Australians with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease (YOPD). Read More

Source: Aged Care Guide


WHO Launches Progress Indicators to Measure Access to Assistive Technology

April 08, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed Progress Indicators for access to assistive technology to collect high-level information from Member States to track and measure progress. Read More

Source: Mirage News


COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard Expands to Include Accessibility Rankings of Websites

April 06, 2021

Johns Hopkins University has launched a tool to measure and rank the accessibility of state vaccine information websites to ensure greater accessibility of vaccine information for all. Read More

Source: John Hopkins University Hub


Media and Entertainment Company Sky Q to Introduce Voice Guidance

April 06, 2021

Sky Q users can use the voice remote to enable voice guidance to make navigation of the platform’s TV guide, menus, Show Centres and collections more accessible for persons with visual impairments. Read More

Source: Thiis


TikTok Adds Automatic Captions to Videos

April 06, 2021

The video-sharing social networking service, TikTok, will soon enable creators to add automatically generated captions to their videos. Read More

Source: The Verge


UK: Amazon Introduces New Alexa Helpline Feature in Partnership with RNIB

April 02, 2021

Amazon has introduced a new Alexa feature that connects persons with vision impairment in Britain with services and useful information from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). Read More

Source: Voice Bot


Digital Assistive Tool Simplifies Conversation

March 27, 2021

Fabulaa is an assistive tool app inspired by Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) methodology to enable persons to communicate using visual cues, speech-to-text and hand drawn notes. Read More

Source: Tech Radar


Greenstein Bill to Improve Accessibility of State Websites Advances

March 22, 2021

A Committee of the New Jersey Senate has approved Bill S-3334 that requires websites adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA, or the most up-to-date version of the guidelines. Read More

Source: Insider NJ


Google Releases New Live Caption Feature for Chrome Browser

March 17, 2021

Users of the stable version of the Google Chrome 89 browser accessed via desktop can now transcribe speech in videos through the Live Caption feature. Read More

Source: The Verge


Jamaican Sign Language Learning Management System (LMS) Aims to Enhance Literacy Among Students with Hearing Impairment

March 15, 2021

​To improve literacy development among students with hearing impairment, the Jamaica Association for the Deaf, with partners has launched the Jamaican Sign Language Learning Management System.​​​​​​ Read More

Source: Loop Jamaica


New Web-based Remote Controlled Through Eye Movement

March 12, 2021

The Accessible Web Remote for Contour uses eye gaze hardware and software to offer greater accessibility and independence to persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: Nola