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Kuwait: Telecom Innovator Zain Group Launches WE ABLE Initiative, Aims to be Disability Inclusive by 2022

July 07, 2019

Zain Group, a mobile telecom innovator in the Middle East launched its Disability Inclusion initiative WE ABLE aimed at achieving an inclusive workforce and accessible products for the company by 2022 Read More

Source: Kuwait Times


UNESCO Releases State of the Education Report for India 2019: Children with Disabilities

July 03, 2019

UNESCO Delhi released the State of the Education Report for India 2019: Children with Disabilities and recommended the expansion of information technology for education of children with disabilities Read More

Source: The Week


South Africa: Teacher to Receive Access to Sign Language Training Programme

July 02, 2019

The Development Institute for the Deaf and Blind and Embury Institute for Higher Education launched the first sign language teachers training program in South Africa. Read More

Source: Hyper Text


UK Government Launches New Strategy Designed to Boost the Role of Technology for Older Persons

July 01, 2019

The UK Government has set up a Longevity Council to design a strategy to boost the role of technology for older persons. It will also advise on developing UK as a market for an ageing society. Read More

Source: Engineering & Technology


Canada's First Federal Accessibility Legislation Receives Royal Assent

June 21, 2019

The new Accessible Canada Act aims to enable the Government to develop accessibility standards in priority areas such as the design and delivery of services. Read More

Source: News Wire


Microsoft Announces Soundscape Audio Navigation App in Canada

June 21, 2019

Microsoft has announced the Canadian launch of Soundscape, a navigation app that helps guide people with vision impairment use 3D audio queues for way-finding. Read More

Source: IT World Canada


United Nations Launches Disability Inclusion Strategy

June 20, 2019

United Nations Secretary-General has announced that the UN will implement a disability inclusion strategy to make the UN fully accessible to all. Read More

Source: SDG Knowledge Hub


Comcast’s Latest Feature Designed to Enhance Television Accessibility

June 17, 2019

Comcast has created a web-based remote that works with existing gaze-tracking tech and other assistive tech for enhanced viewing for persons with motor disabilities. Read More

Source: Tech Radar


Braille Card System to be Officially Used in Egyptian Museums

June 16, 2019

As part of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities’ plan to develop accessible museums and sites, the Gayer-Anderson Museum has set up Braille explanatory cards to be used in its exhibition halls Read More

Source: Egypt Today


Wearable Devices May Help Persons with Disabilities Move Comfortably

June 16, 2019

As part of the FREEHAB project, soft, wearable rehabilitative devices have been developed at University of Bristol, UK, helping older persons and persons with disabilities move in comfort and safety. Read More

Source: Business Standard


Assistive Technology Lab to Open at Iowa State for Students with Disabilities

June 14, 2019

Iowa State University students with disabilities will now have access to a lab to use assistive learning technologies including speech-to-text tools, a Braille display, and screen reader. Read More

Source: Clay and Milk


New Partnership in U.K. to Enhance Airport Navigability and Assistance

June 13, 2019

A partnership in UK aims at providing technology to enable persons with hearing impairment better navigate airports. Read More

Source: AT Today