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University to Open New Center to Provide Access to Digital Resources

February 23, 2020

The University of Minnesota is working to create The Center for Digital Accessibility Excellence to increase accessibility of digital resources for persons with disabilities, in the classroom. Read More

Source: Minnesota Daily

New Tool Fixes App Accessibility Glitches

February 14, 2020

The new Applause Accessibility Tool helps developers write better apps by automatically finding and fixing app accessibility issues in their code as they write it. Read More

Source: Search Software Quality

Ulysses Popular Writing App for Apple Products

February 10, 2020

A powerful text editor for the Mac, iPad, and iPhone​​, the award-winning design is more powerful than others and is accessible. Read More

Source: Mac Stories

School to Use Custom Apps For Emergency Notification and Reports

February 07, 2020

The Texas School for the Deaf is to launch two apps for emergency notifications to benefit 60 percent of staff and faculty with hearing impairment and meet requirements for a state school safety law. Read More

Source: Campus Life Security

Apple Introduces New Accessibility Feature

February 06, 2020

Apple has recently introduced a new accessibility feature, ‘Head Pointer,’ in the macOS Catalina beta that enables users to control the cursor with their head movements. Read More

Source: iMore

Grantees to Implement Universal Design in Ghana’s Inclusive Education Policy

February 04, 2020

The Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund has partnered with the Ghana Federation of Disability Organizations to implement the Universal Design for Learning component of Ghana’s Inclusive Education Policy.​​ Read More

Source: News Ghana

Startup Develops Smart Glasses for Theatergoers with Visual Impairment

February 03, 2020

An Israeli startup GalaPro is working to test its smart glasses for theatergoers that allow the user to view captions in real-time within the lenses. Read More

Source: Inceptive Mind

New Partnership Launched to Make Digital Public Services Accessible

January 31, 2020

Victoria University has partnered with the Department of Internal Affairs to help make digital public services in New Zealand accessible to everyone through a new course focused on Inclusive Design. Read More

Source: Net Guide

Azerbaijan: Project Develops Audiobooks for Persons with Visual Impairment

January 30, 2020

​The 'Canli Kitab' project carried out by Nar and Radio Antenn channel in Azerbaijan has successfully recorded works of literature in audiobooks for better access to persons with visual impairment.​ Read More

Source: MENAFN

United Nation's Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) Releases First-ever ‘Easy Read’ Version of a Report Summary

January 22, 2020

​The Joint Inspection Unit has released an ‘Easy Read’ version of the executive summary of the review on enhancing accessibility for persons with disabilities to meetings of the UN system.​​​ Read More

Source: United Nations

RNIB Launches Educational Coding Tool for Children with Visual Impairment

January 17, 2020

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has launched an educational tool 'Code Jumper' designed by Microsoft to help primary school children with vision impairment learn how to code. Read More

Source: Optometry Today

New App Gives Persons with Hearing Impairment On-demand ASL Interpreter

January 15, 2020

A new app 'Jeenie' app enables live interpreters to translate sign language for persons with hearing impairment to help converse freely with others.​ Read More

Source: Fast Company