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Kenya: New Mobile App for Sign Language Helps Children with Hearing Impairment Learn Online During COVID-19

January 28, 2021

A Kenyan man with hearing impairment has developed a new mobile application to help Kenya's 4,000 schoolchildren with hearing impairment learn better remotely. Read More

Source: VOA News

App Enables Persons with Visual Impairment Play Popular Game

January 24, 2021

Special Effect, UK-based charity organization has created EyeMine as a free software application for Windows PCs to enable gamers with visual impairment play the Minecraft game with their eye gaze. Read More

Source: Beebom

First Public Working Draft for WCAG 3.0 Released

January 22, 2021

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) has published a first draft of the W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3.0. Read More

Source: W3C

Facebook Improves Alt-text Photo Descriptions for Users with Visual Impairment

January 19, 2021

Facebook has released an update to its Automatic Alt Text (AAT) feature that improves the detail of photo descriptions for users with visual impairment. Read More

Source: CNET

Sri Lanka to Make Sign Language Recognized Means of Communication

January 19, 2021

The proposal will aid identifying sign language as a familiar way of communication in accessing educational and legal matters, health facilities, a variety of government services and private services. Read More

Source: MENAFN

Canada: New Partnership to Assess Digital Accessibility of Ontario-based Organizations

January 19, 2021

A web design firm, Craft&Crew has partnered with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) to assess the digital accessibility of Ontario organizations. Read More

Source: Beta Kit

Samsung Televisions to Incorporate Greater Accessibility and Innovation

January 11, 2021

Samsung's TV lineup is set to become more incusive with accessibility features such as Closed Caption and Position and Sign Language Zoom for persons with vision and hearing impairment. Read More

Source: CNET

National Organization on Disability (NOD) Redesigns Disability Employment Tracker

January 11, 2021

The NOD has partnered with Talmetrix, a national employee insights company, to focus on disability inclusion in the workforce and make the Tracker, a more effective resource for companies.​​ Read More

Source: National Organization on Disability

New Study Suggests Smart Assistant Design Improvements

January 07, 2021

​Researchers have found that persons with hearing impairment regularly use smart assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri and that enhancements to technology can improve their user experience. Read More

Source: Penn State News

Australia: Researchers Work on Voice Biometric System for Children and Persons with Speech Impairment

January 06, 2021

Researchers from five Australian universities aim to record voices of children to create effective automatic voice recognition systems to support speech development for persons with speech impairment Read More

Source: Biometric Update

India: Suggestions to Make Virtual Courts Accessible for Persons with Disabilities

January 01, 2021

The Chairman of the Supreme Court's e-Committee in India has provided suggestions to High Courts with the aim to make virtual courts more accessible for persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: India Legal Live

Project SignON to Develop New Translation App for Sign Language

December 19, 2020

The three-year Project SignON aims to bring together 17 European partners to develop an app that simplifies communication between persons with hearing impairment and persons who are able to hear. Read More

Source: Innovation Origins