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India: Global Campaign Launched to Flatten the Inaccessibility Curve

May 14, 2020

Indian NGO Chakshumathi has launched a 60-day online training program in assistive technologies aimed at popularizing their usage in education for students with visual impairment Read More

Source: Times of India

New Device to Aims to Help Restore Sight for Some Persons with Visual Impairment

May 14, 2020

The Orion, developed by researchers at UCLA is an experimental implantable device that enhances users’ ability to navigate by restoring their capacity to detect movement and distinguish light and dark Read More

Source: WMC 5

Tool Provides an Opportunity to Make Coding Accessible to Persons with Visual impairment

May 12, 2020

A tool named CuriO takes a multisensory approach to programming and has been designed with an interface that combines touch and sound to make coding easier. Read More

Source: Nature

Fiji: Sign Language Interpreters Make News Bulletins More Accessible on National Television

May 09, 2020

​Persons with hearing impairment in Fiji now have daily access to accurate news information on COVID-19 through the availability of sign language interpreters on two national television stations.​ Read More

Source: Fiji Village

Inclusive Education: Grant for New Project Aims to Provide Equitable Services for Students with Disabilities

May 08, 2020

An $8 million, five-year grant aims to improve educational inclusivity for children with disabilities in New Jersey’s public schools Read More

Source: North Jersey

New, Free App Provides Entertainment Access to Persons with Visual and Hearing Impairment

May 08, 2020

Spectrum Access is an app available on Apple App Store, designed to provide accessible entertainment by enhancing the in-home entertainment experience for customers with visual and hearing impairment Read More

Source: Telecom Paper

FCC Grants Conditional Certification For IP Captioned Telephone Service Using Only Automatic Speech Recognition

May 05, 2020

The FCC has granted conditional certification to MachineGenius, Inc. to provide Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service using only automatic speech recognition technology Read More

Source: FCC

United Nation (UN) Releases Policy Brief on a Disability-Inclusive Response to COVID-19

May 05, 2020

The Policy Brief highlights the impact of COVID- 19 on persons with disabilities and outlines key actions and recommendations to make the response and recovery inclusive of persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: United Nations

Researchers in Ireland Help Develop Platform to Teach Math to Students with Visual Impairment

April 29, 2020

A team at Dublin City University (DCU) has helped develop new assistive technology to help children with visual impairment learn maths online. Read More

Source: Silicon Republic

FCC Proposes Expanding Described Video Mandate to More Markets

April 23, 2020

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to require forty more markets to provide audio descriptions of video programming. Read More

Source: Multichannel

New Report Finds 39% of Unemployment Websites Fail Accessibility Test and Six Receive a Perfect Score

April 15, 2020

Nearly 17 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, yet the digital infrastructure to support them may be inadequate as per a new report. Read More

Source: Tech Republic

Nintendo's Latest Switch Update Enables Greater Accessibility

April 13, 2020

Nintendo's update allows players to alter the button layout of Controllers. Not all games allow button remapping, a system feature would help players with disabilities create a layout best for them. Read More

Source: The Gamer