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Tactile Excel Sheets and Graphics Boosting Job Prospects for Persons with Visual Impairment

November 20, 2018

Advances in digital braille devices could help the 30 million persons with visual impairment in Europe gain better access to technology. Read More

Source: Phys Org

Demand for Designing Accessible Ed Tech Increasing

November 15, 2018

Schools are putting more pressure on developers to think about accessibility in an attempt to attract more students and build a reputation around such efforts. Read More

Source: The Hechinger Report

App Allows Lending Eyes to Persons with Visual Impairment in Real Time

November 14, 2018

The new app called Be My Eyes, connects persons with visual impairment with sighted volunteers who "lend their eyes” to assist with short, simple tasks. Read More

Source: The Next Web

Kenya Works to Enhance Participation of Persons with Visual Impairment in Governance

November 14, 2018

Kenya in conjunction with the World Bank launched digital reading and writing tools to enhance the participation of persons with visual impairment in policy formulation and governance. Read More

Source: Xinhua

European Accessibility Act - Parliament and Council Negotiators Strike a Deal

November 12, 2018

The new directive, provisionally agreed by EU Parliament and Council negotiators, aims to encourage businesses to innovate with accessible products and services for persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: EU Reporter

App Allows Persons with Hearing Impairment to Hear Conversations

November 10, 2018

SpeakSee, a wearable device, allows persons with hearing impairment to read a transcript of conversations of people talking to their paired smartphone app. Read More

Source: Daily Mail

Researchers Plan to Create App for Accessibility

November 07, 2018

Using 3D laser–scanning technology, researchers have developed an app that would provide the best routes to navigate on inclines for individuals with disabilities. Read More

Source: The Ithacan

A Smart City Is an Accessible City

November 06, 2018

A smart city must incorporate knowledge from persons with disabilities, and digital mapping could do more to drive design and policy improvements in this regard. Read More

Source: The Atlantic

How Website Accessibility Can Help Close the Disability Inclusion Gap

November 05, 2018

According to the recent Disability Equality Index Report, businesses must track their disability inclusion efforts. The article highlights five ways, including web accessibility to further inclusion. Read More

Source: Forbes

​Federal Telecommunications Institute Publishes New Guidelines Regarding Accessibility of Broadcast TV Services​

October 31, 2018

The Federal Telecommunications Institute's General Guidelines for the Accessibility of Broadcast Television Services come into effect in December 2018, requiring the inclusion of Mexican sign language Read More

Source: International Law Office