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Big Four Consultancies Join Disability Inclusion Campaign Focused On Better Inclusivity in Business

September 13, 2019

Deloitte UK, KPMG UK and PwC UK have today announced that they have signed up to The Valuable 500 – the global initiative striving to place disability inclusion on the business agenda. Read More

Source: Prolific London

India: Private Channels to Broadcast News, Shows with Sign Language

September 12, 2019

India's Minister for Information and Broadcasting announced that at least one news bulletin per day on all private channels will broadcast with sign language interpretation Read More

Source: The Indian Express

Hong Kong: CSL in Partnership With Pedius Launch a Phone Call App for Persons with Hearing Impairments

September 11, 2019

Mobile Operator CSL in partnership with Italian social enterprise Pedius launched an app in Hong Kong that allows persons with hearing impairments to make calls through speech recognition tools Read More

Source: Marketing Interactive

Comcast Expands its Internet Essentials Program for Persons with Disabilities

September 11, 2019

A grant by telecom company Comcast to the American Association for People with Disabilities will go towards developing digital literacy training programs for Americans with disabilities Read More

Source: Technically

Samsung Launches Communication Solutions for Persons with Hearing and Visual Impairment in India

September 09, 2019

Samsung India launched two solutions' for users in India. The Good Vibes app that uses Morse code to convert vibrations into text and vice-versa while Relumino is a visual aid application Read More

Source: NDTV Gadgets

Huawei’s PocketVision App Lets Users with Visual Impairment Read Text with Their Phone’s Camera

September 06, 2019

A new artificial intelligence-powered app called PocketVision, designed to help those with visual impairments read literature through their phone's camera, has been launched by Huawei Read More

Source: Venture Beat

India: Edtech Startup Project on Quality Education for Students with Hearing Impairments ​

September 06, 2019

Digital Arts Academy for the Deaf is an Indian startup that has launched a web application for students with hearing impairments to access offline and online courses, mostly in information technology Read More

Source: Your Story

WeWalk - Smart Walking Stick That Uses Ultrasonic Sensors For Persons with Visual Impairments

September 05, 2019

The WeWalk smart cane uses ultrasonic sensors to warn the user of nearby hindrances through vibrations in the handle and helps persons with visual impairment navigate using Google Maps. Read More

Source: The Things

Assistive Technology Firm Announces Accessible Kiosk Solution

September 05, 2019

American assistive technology provider Vispero has announced a new solution, the 'JAWS Kiosk' that aims to deliver better accessibility at digital kiosks for persons with visual impairment. Read More

Source: Access and Mobility Professional

Singapore: Almost 3 in 10 Persons with Disabilities of Working Age Employed: Ministry of Manpower Survey

September 02, 2019

Almost 3 in 10 persons with disabilities(PwD) of working age are employed said the Singapore Ministry for Manpower.The numbers are accrued to funding programs that help integrate PwDs at the workplace Read More

Source: Channel News Asia

China's Medical Emergency Hotline Introduces New Service for Beijing Residents with Hearing and Speech Impairments

September 01, 2019

An emergency response service for Beijing residents with hearing & speech impairments was launched on the Beijing Tong app where the response team stays in contact with the caller through text message Read More

Source: Sixth Tone

Hong Kong Blind Union (HKBU)'s Jockey Club E-Learning For All (ELFA) Project to Help Students with Visual Impairment

September 01, 2019

The Hong Kong Blind Union launched the Jockey Club E-Learning For All Project helping minimize the learning gap between students with visual impairment by making the best use of e-learning technology Read More

Source: Open Gov Asia