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Myanmar: Union Election Commission to Promote Participatory Role of Persons with Disabilities

January 29, 2019

Myanmar's Union Election Commission (UEC) will be holding public educative programs and ensuring an inclusive electoral process for persons with disabilities for the 2020 General Elections Read More

Source: Eleven Myanmar

Australia: Australian Communications Consumer Action Network Launches Website and Helpline Guide on Accessible Devices and Apps

January 24, 2019

Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has launched an interactive website and call center to provide information on accessibility features of telecommunications. Read More

Source: Tech Republic

Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ Courses are Now Available in Braille

January 24, 2019

Apple has partnered with RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) to make its coding skills curriculum Everyone Can Code more accessible, which is currently in use in schools and colleges Read More

Source: Computer World

Tech For Good: Students Develop Machine-Learning App for Persons with Disabilities

January 22, 2019

Developed by three young students from New Delhi, India, the machine learning-based Practikality app provides an interactive mechanism for persons with disabilities to communicate with ease Read More

Source: Your Story

United Kingdom: Universities Encouraged to Boost the Number of Students with Disabilities

January 17, 2019

UK Universities are being urged to boost the number of students with disabilities going into higher education and do more to help them succeed, as Minister Chris Skidmore calls for greater action Read More

Source: United Kingdom Government

Digital Accessibility Compliance: Court Rules ADA Covers Websites and Mobile Apps

January 15, 2019

Domino's Pizza has been legally required to make its app and website fully accessible to persons with visual impairment as the US' Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the ADA applied to them. Read More

Source: Law Office of Lainey Feingold

British Tech Startup to Launch Kindle-Like Device for Persons with Visual Impairment

January 14, 2019

Bristol Braille Technology has launched a Kindle-like Braille e-reader for persons with visual impairment.Displaying nine lines of text at a time the Canute 360 can become an accessible reading option Read More

Source: Daily Mail

Smart Cities Must be Accessible for Persons with Disabilities

January 09, 2019

Smart cities could be lousy to live in if you have a disability as they fail to make sure the technologies they adopt are accessible to everyone. Activists and startups are working to change that. Read More

Source: MIT Technology Review

Texas Tech to Offer Students with Visual Impairment Access to the Aira App

January 04, 2019

Aira technology will be fully accessible and free of charge to anyone on Texas Tech’s campus and will help ease navigation within the campus for students with visual impairment. Read More

Source: KCBD

Kenyan Develops App to Communicate With 6-Year-Old Niece with Hearing Disabilities

January 04, 2019

Roy Allela, a Kenyan technology evangelist, has invented smart gloves named Sign-IO that convert sign language movements into audio speech. Read More

Source: Kenyans

Chat Functionality in Games Must be Accessible to Players with Disabilities

January 03, 2019

Under the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act games released after January 1, 2019 must include accessible chat functionality for persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: Paste Magazine

Highlighting China’s Accessibility Work in 2018

January 03, 2019

The resource conveys the major progress in information accessibility for China in 2018, ranging from central and local government policies to development from IT industry giants. Read More

Source: Weixin