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iPhones Can Now Alert Users with Visual Impairment Where and How Far Away People Are

October 30, 2020

A new accessibility feature available to iPhone 12 running the iOS 14.2 enables users with visual impairment to detect persons in the view of the iPhone’s camera. Read More

Source: Tech Crunch

Online Accessibility Act Introduced to Address Web and App Accessibility

October 27, 2020

The introduction of the “Online Accessibility Act” will amend the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to better address website and mobile app accessibility. Read More

Source: Built In

University Meets Department of Education’s Standards for Web Accessibility

October 25, 2020

George Washington University has concluded the monitoring period after implementation of web accessibility measures and will continue accessibility across its digital assets.​​​ Read More

Source: The GW Hatchet

New App Empowers Voters with Disabilities

October 21, 2020

The ‘Brink Election Guide’ App for iPhones and Android devices is designed to make the voting process more accessible for persons with disabilities in the U.S.. Read More

Source: Oak Park

Microsoft Reveals Disability Representation Numbers at Workplace

October 21, 2020

As part of the recently released annual diversity and inclusion report, Microsoft has revealed for the first time that 6.1% of the company’s U.S. employees self-identify as a person with a disability. Read More

Source: Forbes

Brink Election Guide App Empowers Voters with Disabilities

October 21, 2020

A free mobile app known as the ‘Brink Election Guide’ has been created for iPhones and Android devices to make the voting process more accessible for persons with disabilities in the United States. Read More

Source: Oak Park

The EDUCAUSE 2020 Student Technology Research Reveals Students’ Experience with IT Across 71 US Institutions

October 21, 2020

The Student Technology Report 2020 findings reveal that many students with disabilities were not positive about how their institution supported their need for accessible content and accommodations.​ Read More

Source: Edu Cause

The Open Research Library Publishes Voluntary Accessibility Template Report

October 20, 2020

The open research library platform has published a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template Report (VPAT) and meets the accessibility requirements of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. Read More

Source: Open Research Community

Chromebook Updates Enable an Accessible Work Environment

October 14, 2020

Google’s latest accessibility updates for Chromebooks enable persons with visual and cognitive impairment to opt for a number of features to create an accessible work environment. Read More

Source: Times Now News

Google to Develop Sign Language Detection for Video Conferencing

October 05, 2020

Google has released a demo of the technology that can be used to frame people communicating through sign language as active speakers on video conferencing platforms. Read More

Source: Silicon Republic