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Government of Canada Creates Centre of Expertise for Accessibility in Federal Procurement ​

May 16, 2019

Government of Canada's, Public Services and Procurement Canada has launched an Accessible Procurement Resource Centre, to increase the application of accessibility in federal procurement Read More

Source: Government of Canada


European Research Project 'Just4All’ Conducts Research to Improve Access to Justice for Persons with Disabilities

May 08, 2019

A European research project Just4All by the ONCE Foundation aims to improve access to justice for persons with disabilities through awareness and training of law professionals in the European Union. Read More

Source: Eurek Alert


Smart Suitcase That Also Doubles to Help Persons with Visual Impairment Navigate the Airport​

May 07, 2019

Developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and universities in Tokyo, BBeep, a suitcase on wheels assists travelers with visual impairment navigate crowded airports and avoid collisions. Read More

Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette


Google’s Project Euphonia Helps Make Speech Tech More Accessible to Persons with Disabilities

May 07, 2019

Remedying the problem of AI bias created by limited training data Google is launching Project Euphonia to make speech technology more accessible to persons with speech impairment Read More

Source: The Verge


Virginia Tech Dedicates $400,000 to Improve Accessibility on Campus

May 04, 2019

Virginia Tech is dedicating $400,000 to improving accessibility on campus. Over the course of the summer of 2019, the campus will improve accessibility through installations of ramps, signage, etc. Read More

Source: The Roanoke Times


Wright State University Partners with Local Technology Company to Enhance Accessibility for Students with Disabilities.

May 03, 2019

Wright State University has partnered with a local technology company to further its accessibility for students with physical disabilities. Read More

Source: Biz Journals


World’s First Masters Course in Global Disability Innovation Launched at Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub)

May 03, 2019

Global Disability Innovation Hub has launched a Masters in Disability, Design and Innovation that will bring together design engineering with global policy towards furthering disability innovation. Read More

Source: AT Today


Microsoft to Make its Advertising Products More Accessible

April 26, 2019

Microsoft is reaching out to marketers and agency representatives, to teach them how to make its advertising products more accessible to persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: Search Marketing Daily


Moovit and RightHear Partner to Enhance Public Transport

April 25, 2019

With this new collaboration between Moovit and RightHear, public transport becomes more accessible for persons with visual impairment. Read More

Source: Right-Hear


Accessibility Key for Online Patient Education Materials, Websites

April 25, 2019

A partnership between Spaulding Rehab and Perkins Access will make online patient education materials accessible for patients with visual impairment. Read More

Source: patientengagementhit.com


Hong Kong Introduces IT Subsidies for Persons with Visual Impairment

April 23, 2019

Hong Kong introduces IT subsidies supporting non-profits to provide technological services for persons with visual impairment such as screen readers and Braille displays to further digital inclusion Read More

Source: Open Gov


New Developments in Ongoing Website Accessibility Litigation

April 22, 2019

Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have faced accessibility lawsuits. To limit liability, schools and universities should work with their IT and legal counsel without delay. Read More

Source: Lexology