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Twitter Tests Alt-Text Changes to Make Platform More Accessible

March 10, 2022

Twitter is testing the public ALT badge and exposed image descriptions as two new features to make image descriptions easier to access for persons with visual impairment. Read More

Source: Silicon Republic

Instagram Videos Get Auto-Generated Captions

March 02, 2022

Instagram will add a new feature that will bring automatically generated captions to the videos on the platform. Read More

Source: Indian Express

Spain: Banks to Widen Cashier Services for Greater Digital Inclusion

February 21, 2022

Banks in Spain have agreed to extend cashier services and provide better customer care to older persons to make banking more user-friendly. Read More

Source: Reuters

Dataset to Advance Research on Autonomous Vehicles in Urban Environments

February 15, 2022

NYU team releases open-source database from Woven Planet to assist pedestrians with visual impairment navigate cities Read More

Source: NYU

Egypt: Incubators to be Setup for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

February 14, 2022

Egypt will establish a new incubator to help entrepreneurs with disabilities turn their projects into viable businesses. Read More

Source: Al-Monitor

United Kingdom: The Government Maps Out Digital Accessibility Career

February 11, 2022

The government of U.K. has mapped out a proposal for a dedicated career path within the digital, data and technology profession for accessibility specialists. Read More

Source: Public Technology

India: University Develops AI-based Job Platform for Persons with Disabilities

February 04, 2022

The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) has developed and soft launched India`s first Artificial Intelligence-based job platform, Swarajability, for persons with Disabilities (PwDs). Read More

Source: Zee News

Partnership Aims to Create New Adaptive Remote

January 19, 2022

The latest evolution of Comcast’s Xfinity Adaptive Remote provides the ability to type instead of speaking voice commands to ease access for persons with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Read More

Source: Kxly

GSMA Releases Mobile Disability Report 2021

January 18, 2022

The report by GSMA shares evidence on the ownership and usage of mobile phones by persons with disabilities from the GSMA Consumer Survey. Read More

Source: GSMA

India: Scientists Create Durable Braille Maps Using Advanced Technology

January 12, 2022

Scientists from the National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation, (NATMO), have developed user-friendly and durable Braille maps using advanced technology. Read More

Source: Disability Insider

UK: Report on Accessibility Monitoring Released

December 20, 2021

The Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO) has released findings from monitoring public sector websites and mobile app accessibility in 2020 and 2021. Read More

Source: Government of UK

New Report Explores Issues and Opportunities on Disability in Technology Policy

December 14, 2021

The report for public interest organizations delves into ways in which technology can meaningfully improve the lives of persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: Center for Democracy and Technology