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New Campaign Launched to Remove Employment Barriers for Persons with Disabilities

July 25, 2019

A new campaign called Remove the Barrier launched by the Dylan Alcott Foundation in Australia is set to break down the barriers persons with disabilities face in finding and maintaining employment. Read More

Source: Disability Support Guide

Disability Equality Index Shows Steady Growth of Inclusion

July 22, 2019

A total of 156 out of the 180 organizations included in the American Association of People with Disabilities and Disability:IN's Disability Equality Index focused on disability inclusion in business Read More

Source: HR Dive

Cloud Application Development Firm Releases Web Accessibility Guidebook for Developers

July 19, 2019

Cloud application development firm Progress released new guidelines and best practices to help developers better understand web accessibility and how they can develop their apps to adhere to it. Read More

Source: SD Times

Roiback’s New Booking Engine Designed with Accessibility in Mind

July 19, 2019

Travel solutions provider Roiback with Ilunion Technology announced the launch of the first fully accessible booking engine in Europe to improve the user experience of persons with disabilities Read More

Source: Travel Daily Media

Google’s Parrotron AI Designed for Persons with Speech Impairments

July 18, 2019

Google launched Parrotron, a new speech-to-text software for persons with speech impairments that runs on a deep neural network trained to convert speech patterns into fluent synthesized speech Read More

Source: The Next Web

Apple Unveils New Inclusive Emojis

July 17, 2019

In a move to bring more diversity to the keyboard and on the occasion of World Emoji Day, Apple released new disability-themed emojis that will be available in the fall. Read More

Source: Heat World

Budapest-based Startup Develops Unique Technology for Persons with Hearing Impairment

July 17, 2019

Budapest-based SignAll has developed unique technology which automatically translates American Sign Language into spoken and written English using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Read More

Source: 150 Sec

​Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority​ to Launch App, Website in 2020 to Assist Riders with Disabilities

July 16, 2019

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority​ plan to launch the Beacon Wayfinding Project, that will provide riders with audio-based navigation for metro stations and metro buses by 2020. Read More

Source: The GW Hatchet

Canadian Games Developer to Make AAA Games Accessible for Gamers

July 16, 2019

David Evans of Canadian based gaming developers, FallingSquirrel, has created an all audio game, The Vale in an attempt to get sighted and gamers with visual impairment playing together. Read More

Source: Yahoo

Lyft Self-Driving Cars from Aptiv Offer Tactile Maps, Diagrams for Riders with Visual Impairment

July 11, 2019

Aptiv's self-driving cars introduced on the Lyft app for service in Las Vegas now include tactile graphics showing all self-driving features in vehicles available for passengers with visual impairment Read More

Source: Mashable

Inclusion Works to find Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities in Bangladesh

July 09, 2019

UK aid-funded project Inclusion Works was launched in Bangladesh to provide employment opportunities for 2,000 youths with disabilities in both government and private sector through this project. Read More

Source: BD News 24

Westpac Becomes First New Zealand Bank to Receive Recognition from the Accessibility Tick Program For Its Commitment to Accessibility

July 08, 2019

Westpac NZ has become the first New Zealand bank to achieve recognition from the Accessibility Tick program, for its commitment to becoming more accessible and inclusive of people with disabilities. Read More

Source: Dev Discourse