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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

Canada: University of Alberta Students Develop Mind-Controlled Video Game

August 29, 2019

Students at the University of Alberta, Canada have developed a videogame called AlphaBlaster where players using a neurotechnology headband control actions in the game using their mind Read More

Source: Toronto Star

India’s First Assistive Technology Conclave 2019 Focused on Tech Start-ups for Persons with Disabilities Held

August 25, 2019

India’s first-ever Assistive Technology Conclave was launched by NGO Samarthanam. The conclave focused on Tech Startups for persons with disabilities Read More

Source: APN News

World Health Organisation Convenes Global Stakeholders to Improve Access to Assistive Technology

August 23, 2019

The World Health Organization held a global consultation on assistive technology to gauge global access demand and supply and ways to improve the availability of quality affordable assistive products. Read More

Source: World Health Organization (WHO)

United Kingdom Agency Issues Revised Guidance on Assistive Technologies

August 22, 2019

The United Kingdom Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has revised its guidance on assistive technologies, products that support persons with disabilities Read More

Source: Regulatory Affairs Professional Society

Google Will Now Let Users with Visual Impairment Experience Live Edits in Google Docs

August 21, 2019

Google announced that live updates on Google Docs will now work with Assistive Technology, screen readers and braille displays making it easier for persons with visual impairments to use Live Edits Read More

Source: Gizmodo

Google Sign Language AI Turns Hand Gestures into Speech Using Smartphones

August 20, 2019

Google has developed software that could pave the way for smartphones to interpret sign language. Until now, this AI software has only worked on computers. Read More

Source: BBC

New Tool to Make Web Browsing Easier for Persons with Visual Impairments

August 19, 2019

Voice Exploration, Retrieval, and Search (VERSE) a new tool developed at the University of Waterloo allows persons with visual impairments to get web content from smart speakers and similar devices. Read More

Source: Tech Explorist

Australia: Research Hub to Develop Smart Home Technology for Persons with Disabilities

August 16, 2019

Government of Australia is investing $3 million to launch the Research Hub for Digital Enhanced Living at Deakin University to develop personalized smart home technology for persons with disabilities Read More

Source: Innovation Aus

New Report Finds Majority of Websites in the U.S. are Inaccessible

August 15, 2019

A new report from accessibility software company Deque Systems has found that Internet websites in certain industries are largely inaccessible to persons with visual impairment. Read More

Source: Devops

South Korea Telecom Develops AI-powered Braille Education

August 13, 2019

South Korea's SK Telecom has developed the smart braille educating system that uses an artificial intelligence (AI) speaker to help persons with visual impairment learn braille easily Read More

Source: Korea Times

AccessiBe Leverages AI to Make the Web More Accessible to All

August 08, 2019

Web accessibility company accessiBe has launched a platform that uses artificial intelligence to rework website content to meet accessibility standards and enable access to persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: Yahoo Finance