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Switzerland Publishes Government Standard on Digital Accessibility

June 25, 2020

Switzerland has released a new version eCH-0059 version 3.0 based on Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 of the World Wide Web Consortium and uses additional tools to promote e-accessibility.​​​ Read More

Source: e-Government Standards

India: Digital Platform Aims to Upskill Youth with Disabilities

June 23, 2020

​​Youth4Jobs Foundation as part of its COVID-19 response has been training youngsters with disabilities in Rural India in digital skills, to subsequently connect them with potential employers. Read More

Source: The Hindu

The World Wide Web Consortium Publishes Updated Working Draft

June 22, 2020

W3C has published an updated "Working Draft of Challenges with Accessibility Guidelines Conformance and Testing, and Approaches for Mitigating Them". Read More

Apple’s Newly Released iOS14 Introduces Many Accessibility Features

June 22, 2020

Apple iOS 14 incorporates accessibility features that includes customizing sounds for various alerts and a back tap on the iPhone to select different actions to better navigate phone tools.​​ Read More

Source: Mac Rumors

Target Launches Documentary on Inclusive Design and Accessibility

June 18, 2020

American retail company, Target has launched its first short film streaming on Hulu, titled “Design for All” that explores how accessibility can lead to a more understanding and healthy community. Read More

Source: Apartment Therapy

New AI Tool Aims to Enhance Communication by Reduced Number of Keystrokes

June 17, 2020

A new Artificial Intelligence(AI) tool aims to enhance communication for persons with speech impairment who use computers, by reducing the number of keystrokes they need to communicate. Read More

Source: The Next Web

University Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities to Provide Electronic Braille Displays

June 15, 2020

From fall 2020, the Michigan State University Resource Center will provide electronic braille displays to all students with disabilities and be the first to make it available at no cost.​​​​​​ Read More

Source: Michigan State University

South Africa: Vodacom Launches Phone Series for Greater Accessibility

June 10, 2020

Vodacom has launched the Alcatel 2019G phone series with dedicated functionalities for older persons and persons with visual and dexterity impairment. Read More

Source: Innovation Village

Inclusive Gaming: Popular Game by Sony Aims to be More Accessible

June 09, 2020

Popular Sony game, The Last of Us Part II is set to launch on June 19 and aims to offer more than 60 accessibility features that benefit players with visual impairment. Read More

Source: Digital Trends

Cuban Institute of Radio and Television Provides Televised Classes with Closed Captioning

June 08, 2020

Cuba's Education Ministry and the Institute of Radio and Television will offer televised closed-captioned and sign language classes to students with disabilities for classes disrupted by COVID-19.​​ Read More

Source: Xinhua

Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) to Focus on Development of Inclusive Technologies for Persons with Disabilities

June 07, 2020

The Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) and the National Insurance funds have earmarked funds for Companies and non-profits to research and develop assistive technologies. Read More

Source: Calcalist

A Research-stage Smartphone App Aims to Enhance Activity Levels in Older Persons

June 03, 2020

​University of Southern California (USC) researchers are developing the mobile app Moving Up, that offers a suite of features specifically optimized to address inactivity in older persons.​ Read More

Source: USC Viterbi