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New Insurtech Launched for Digital Accessibility Compliance

March 11, 2020

A new insurtech product known as AAAtraq has been launched to help organizations demonstrate reasonable adjustment toward digital accessibility compliance and help mitigate the threat of legal action. Read More

Source: Insurance Business


New Study by University of Surrey Awarded Grant to Make Multilingual Content Accessible to All

March 11, 2020

​The Economic and Social Research Council, UK has awarded £426,000 to the University of Surrey to research on interlingual live subtitling to ensure accessible multilingual content to all.​​​ Read More

Source: Telemedia Online


Deque Brings Machine Learning to Accessibility Testing

March 09, 2020

Deque has successfully integrated Machine Learning technology to perform powerful visual analyses to significantly reduce the amount of manual work required to identify and fix accessibility issues.​ Read More

Source: Devops


Kenya: Portable Devices to Help Students with Visual Impairment Access Education

March 05, 2020

The Kilimanjaro Blind Trust Africa and Ministry of Education, Kenya have launched Orbit Reader, a paperless portable device for students with visual impairment to access their study syllabus.​​​​​​​ Read More

Source: All Africa


Ireland: New Report Aims to Developing Entrepreneurial Potential of Persons with Disabilities

March 03, 2020

The report, 'Pathway to Entrepreneurship for People with Disabilities in Ireland' aims to provide policymakers with a blueprint for developing the entrepreneurship in persons with disabilities.​​​​ Read More

Source: Silicon Republic


Software in UMD Libraries Aims to Improve Computer Accessibility

March 02, 2020

A pilot version of the software Morphy allows assistive technologies to be accessible on computers and has been created by Trace Research and Development Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore.​​​ Read More

Source: The DiamondBack


China Launches New National Standard for Internet Users with Visual Impairment

March 02, 2020

China has launched a new national standard synchronized with W3C standards for the development of barrier-free internet services, with the aim to better serve internet users with visual impairment. Read More

Source: Xinhua


Disney Announces New Collaboration for Inclusive, Custom Tours

February 25, 2020

Disney Parks has collaborated with Listen Technologies on it’s MagicALL initiative to develop assistive technologies that provide a more inclusive and accessible experience for touring guests.​​ Read More

Source: Rave Pubs


Rwanda: AI Firm Builds Speech Recognition for Kinyarwanda

February 25, 2020

A Rwandan artificial intelligence (AI) firm is working to build an automatic speech and voice recognition infrastructure for Kinyarwanda, the official language of Rwanda Read More

Source: New Times


New Robot Suitcase Uses AI to Assist Travelers with Visual Impairment

February 24, 2020

A consortium of five companies are working to develop a new suitcase-shaped robot that will use artificial intelligence to enable travelers with visual impairment travel more independently. Read More

Source: CNET


Online Platform Aims to Encourage Inclusion in UAE

February 24, 2020

Online platform ‘Inclusive’ is set to launch soon in the UAE that ​​​enables supporters of inclusion to connect and empower the movement of inclusion of People of Determination into the community Read More

Source: Gulf Today


Australian Digital Lender UBank Toolkit to Help iOS Developers Improve App Accessibility

February 24, 2020

Australian digital lender UBank has released an open source toolkit on Github to help iOS developers improve the accessibility of apps for persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: Fin Extra