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Indonesia: Inclusive Education Aims to Reduce Barriers to Education for Children with Disabilities

October 25, 2019

The Australian aid program and Indonesian government have partnered to identify new ways of improving learning outcomes and reduce barriers to education for children with disabilities. Read More

Source: Devex

International Sign Language Draws Attention as Tokyo Games Approach

October 25, 2019

As the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics draw ever closer, more people in Japan are taking courses in international sign language. Read More

Source: Kyodo News

Ohio State Implements New Disability Services Program

October 25, 2019

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities and the Ohio Department of Higher Education announced the Ohio College2Careers program for persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: The Lantern

Microsoft Awards Accessibility Grants to Startups

October 17, 2019

Microsoft’s AI for Accessibility grants program has recently announced grants for ten new startups looking to adapt AI for accessibility. Read More

Source: Tech Crunch

MTA Unveils New Accessibility Laboratory

October 17, 2019

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York has launched an accessibility laboratory in Brooklyn to test eleven different accessibility features in one station including smartphone apps Read More

Source: ABC7 NY

New Movement Encourages Use of Alt Text

October 12, 2019

New Zealand nonprofit Blind and Low Vision NZ through its campaign Alt Text For All, aims to encourage individuals and businesses to use Alt Text for digital content. Read More

Source: News Now

LinkedIn's AI Tool Suggests Alt Text Descriptions for Photos

October 10, 2019

LinkedIn has built a computer-vision tool that can generate text descriptions for images uploaded onto its platform and aims to make content on its platform accessible to more users. Read More

Source: Venture Beat

Researchers Use AI to Make Memes More Accessible

October 10, 2019

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have developed a tool that uses Artificial Intelligence to describe the image and text to make memes more accessible to persons with visual impairments. Read More

Source: The Next Web

LinkNYC Kiosks Made More Accessible

October 10, 2019

The New York City Department of Information Technology and Telcom and the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities will provide Video Relay for free phone calls for persons with hearing impairment Read More

Source: NY 1

LSAT to Change to Ensure Inclusion for All Law Aspirants

October 09, 2019

The Law School Admission Council will be doing away with the current logic section and implement a new accessible version in the LSAT following a lawsuit against its inaccessibility Read More

Source: ABA Journal

World Sight Day: WHO Launches First World Report on Vision

October 08, 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently launched a report that focuses on aging populations, causes of rising visual impairment and access to services. Read More

Source: World Health Organization

United States Supreme Court Denies Petition from Dominos in Website Accessibility Case

October 07, 2019

The US Supreme Court denied a petition from pizza giant Domino’s to hear whether its website is required to be accessible to the disabled, leaving in place a lower court decision against the company. Read More

Source: CNBC