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UC Berkeley Launches Digital Accessibility Committee

July 21, 2022

UC Berkeley has launched the Information Technology Accessibility Policy Advisory Committee that will focus on increasing digital accessibility for its 65,000-person community. Read More

Source: Daily Cal

New Design Recommendations for Accessible Electric Vehicles

July 21, 2022

The U.S. Access Board has released a technical assistance document that reviews existing requirements and makes new recommendations for making electric vehicle (EV) charging stations accessible. Read More

Source: U.S. Access Board

Disability Equality Index Shows Uptick in CEOs with Disabilities

July 20, 2022

The American Association of People with Disabilities in partnership with Disability:IN has released a directory of 126 companies reported to have a senior executive being a person with a disability. Read More

Source: Disability:IN

World Bank and Microsoft Announce Development of New Disability Disability Data Hub

June 15, 2022

The new disability data hub aims to provide a clearer picture of disability prevalence, representation and inclusion globally. Read More

Source: Microsoft Blog

New eBook Explores the Digital Divide and Inclusion in EU

June 09, 2022

TheMayor.EU has now released the fourth e-book as part of the EUDIGIT project that explores the future approach of the EU on the digital inclusion of persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: The Mayor EU

Data Visualizations Made More Accessible to Screen Reader Users

June 08, 2022

Scientists from the University of Washington (UW) in the US have designed a JavaScript plugin called VoxLens that allows people to better interact with these visualizations. Read More

Source: Cosmos

New Mastercard Study Finds Technology Can Accelerate Financial Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities

June 01, 2022

A study by Mastercard, Bridging the Disability Gap: An Opportunity to Make a Positive Impact, reveals that digital inclusion is the pathway to financial inclusion for persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: Al Arabiya News

South Africa: South African Sign Language Approved as 12th Official Language

June 01, 2022

President Cyril Ramaphosa's Cabinet has approved the Constitutional Eighteenth Amendment Bill for public comment, which will make South African Sign Language the country's 12th official language. Read More

Source: Eye Witness News

Report by EEO Commission Focuses on Status of Workers with Disabilities in the Federal Sector

May 20, 2022

The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Commission has released a report that identifies current trends for workers with disabilities in the Federal sector. Read More

Source: JD Supra

The Global Report on Assistive Technology (GReAT) Released by WHO and UNICEF

May 16, 2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) have jointly released the report that calls on stakeholders to fund and prioritize access to assistive products. Read More

Source: World Health Organization (WHO)