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Oman: Ministry of Health Launches a Sign-Language Training Course for Health Workers

October 04, 2020

The new sign-language course for health workers at primary healthcare institutions aims to qualify sign-language Omani translators as adopted translators in medical disciplines. Read More

Source: Times of Oman

W.H.O. Calls for Greater Engagement from Stakeholders in Assistive Technology Campaign

October 04, 2020

In the development of WHO-UNICEF Global Report on Assistive Technology, WHO has extended the initiative and called for increased stakeholder engagement to improve access to assistive technology.​​ Read More

Source: World Health Organisation

New Device Assists Persons with Visual Impairment Read Text in 12 Indian Languages

October 04, 2020

Trestle Lab’s device Kibo XS is a multi-lingual scanning and reading device that connects with a computer or android phone to read documents for persons with visual impairment. Read More

Source: Ed Ex

Zoom Adds New Accessibility Features

September 23, 2020

Zoom has added three major accessibility options that help ensure sign language interpreters are visible on the screen. Read More

Source: The Verge

First Employment Guide for Persons with Hearing Impairment Released in the U.A.E.

September 22, 2020

On International Day of Sign Languages, the United Arab Emirates has launched the first Employment Guide for persons with hearing impairment to ensure access to employment opportunities. Read More

Source: Gulf News

United Kingdom: New Guidance for Higher Education Providers to Support Students with Visual Impairment

September 21, 2020

UK-based organizations have collaborated to produce a guide for university professionals to support students with visual impairment during COVID-19. Read More

Source: Charity Today

South Africa: New Company Provides Captioning and Subtitling Services by Persons with Disabilities

September 17, 2020

​A new company launched in South Africa provides employment exclusively to persons with disabilities and offers subtitling services in all South African languages, including Sign Language.​​ Read More

Source: Biz Community

Instagram Makes IGTV Videos More Accessible with Automatic Closed Captions

September 17, 2020

In an effort to expand accessibility efforts, IGTV videos on Instagram will now include an auto captions option. Read More

Source: The American Genius

New App Promotes Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Public Spaces

September 17, 2020

The Institute for Research on Well-being Policies, University of Valencia has launched the Mind Inclusion 2.0 app that is cognitively accessible for persons with disabilities to find leisure options. Read More

Source: Medical Express

Researchers Explore Robots to Support Youth with Autism

September 17, 2020

Researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are investigating how socially intelligent robots in schools can support young persons with autism. Read More

Source: Tech Spark