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G3ict DARE Index Survey Shows Oman’s Leadership in ICT Accessibility for People with Disabilities

December 28, 2017

Oman was identified by G3ict as having in place the 5 key elements identified as critical success factors in ICT Accessibility as part of the G3ict DARE index study. Read More

Source: Oman Daily Observer

FCC Extends Waiver for Video Game Accessibility for the Last Time

December 28, 2017

FCC has extended the deadline for the video gaming industry to comply with provisions of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), 2010 pertaining to video games. Read More

Source: Engadget

Improving Text Readability for Users with Disabilities with Skip-ink Underlines

December 27, 2017

Designing an accessible interface is not only working on contrasts and colours but also built to be used by all kinds of users, including users with dyslexia. Read More

Source: Medium

'Where We've Failed to Live Up to the Promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act', Writes Connecticut Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr.

December 26, 2017

Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr. cautions to not take the progress of the Americans with Disabilities Act for granted as people with disabilities still face challenges in participating in the workforce. Read More

Source: CNN

Future Cities Need Technology that Understands All Humans

December 25, 2017

As future cities sprawl—becoming smarter and hyper-connected, it’s important to ensure that they are inclusive and accessible for all citizens. Mobility is essential for that inclusivity. Read More

Source: Motherboard

Facebook and Microsoft Receive American Foundation for the Blind's Helen Keller Award

December 23, 2017

Facebook and Microsoft receive American Foundation for the Blind's Helen Keller Award for their Efforts to Provide Products and Services that are Accessible and Inclusive. Read More

Source: Digital Trends

India: Telecom Regulator TRAI Begins Discussion on Making ICT Accessible for Persons with Disabilities

December 22, 2017

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is releasing its latest consultation paper on ICT in order to begin a dialogue on making ICT accessible for persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: Gadgets 360

Lyft Announces a New Partnership with Aira to Make Ridesharing Easier for the Blind

December 21, 2017

Lyft has announced a new partnership with Aira, which will make Lyft more accessible for blind riders. Read More

Source: Bustle

Facebook Improves How Images are Accessible to the Blind Using AI

December 20, 2017

Facebook through its facial recognition technology improves how the blind can see images using AI. Read More

Source: Chicago Sun Times

How to Implement Accessibility in Agency Projects

December 20, 2017

Creating accessible products and experiences for those working in client service companies, also has with it barriers such as timelines and budgets. Read More

Source: Viget