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Software in UMD Libraries Aims to Improve Computer Accessibility

March 02, 2020

A pilot version of the software Morphy allows assistive technologies to be accessible on computers and has been created by Trace Research and Development Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore.​​​ Read More

Source: The DiamondBack

China Launches New National Standard for Internet Users with Visual Impairment

March 02, 2020

China has launched a new national standard synchronized with W3C standards for the development of barrier-free internet services, with the aim to better serve internet users with visual impairment. Read More

Source: Xinhua

Disney Announces New Collaboration for Inclusive, Custom Tours

February 25, 2020

Disney Parks has collaborated with Listen Technologies on it’s MagicALL initiative to develop assistive technologies that provide a more inclusive and accessible experience for touring guests.​​ Read More

Source: Rave Pubs

Rwanda: AI Firm Builds Speech Recognition for Kinyarwanda

February 25, 2020

A Rwandan artificial intelligence (AI) firm is working to build an automatic speech and voice recognition infrastructure for Kinyarwanda, the official language of Rwanda Read More

Source: New Times

New Robot Suitcase Uses AI to Assist Travelers with Visual Impairment

February 24, 2020

A consortium of five companies are working to develop a new suitcase-shaped robot that will use artificial intelligence to enable travelers with visual impairment travel more independently. Read More

Source: CNET

Online Platform Aims to Encourage Inclusion in UAE

February 24, 2020

Online platform ‘Inclusive’ is set to launch soon in the UAE that ​​​enables supporters of inclusion to connect and empower the movement of inclusion of People of Determination into the community Read More

Source: Gulf Today

Australian Digital Lender UBank Toolkit to Help iOS Developers Improve App Accessibility

February 24, 2020

Australian digital lender UBank has released an open source toolkit on Github to help iOS developers improve the accessibility of apps for persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: Fin Extra

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