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Project SignON to Develop New Translation App for Sign Language

December 19, 2020

The three-year Project SignON aims to bring together 17 European partners to develop an app that simplifies communication between persons with hearing impairment and persons who are able to hear. Read More

Source: Innovation Origins

State of Illinois to Establish a Statewide Computer Refurbishing Program

December 18, 2020

Under the ‘Connect Illinois Computer Equity Network’ program, Illinois plans to distribute 20,000 computers to low-income residents in an effort to increase access and inclusion to digital services. Read More

Source: State Scoop

Zimbabwe: Telecom Regulatory Authority Donates ICT Equipment

December 17, 2020

To ensure ICT accessibility and inclusion, the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has donated ICT equipment to institutions that assist persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: News Day

South Korea: Report Finds VR Games Benefit Persons with Disabilities

December 15, 2020

A report by researchers at the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of Korea has found that Virtual Reality games can help persons with mobility impairment exercise more. Read More

Source: Korea Joongang Daily

European Accessibility Act Toolkit for Transposition Made Available

December 14, 2020

The Toolkit by the European Union of the Deaf provides advocates tools to push for strong national legislation and adequate implementation that complies with the European Accessibility Act. Read More

Source: European Union of the Deaf

University of Oregon Creates Website for Accessibility Resources

December 14, 2020

The University of Oregon has released a digital accessibility website that provides tools and training materials to university departments and users and includes self-evaluations of digital content. Read More

Source: University of Oregon

FCC Certifies InnoCaption's Application to Provide Fully Automatic IP Phone Captioning

December 11, 2020

​FCC's Certification to InnoCaption will provide fully automatic Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service for Americans with hearing impairment using Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR). Read More

Source: Federal Communications Commission

GSMA Promotes Inclusion with New Set of Digital Accessibility Principles

December 11, 2020

​​Global mobile network body GSMA, has released ‘Principles for Driving the Digital Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities,’ to encourage developers to include PwDs in the design of their products.​​​ Read More

Source: Mobile ID World

Google Develops App to Enable Persons with Motor Impairment Communicate with Eye-gaze Technology

December 09, 2020

Google has developed 'Look to Speak', an experimental Android app designed to provide persons with communication and motor impairment with a way to express themselves. Read More

Source: ZD Net

GSMA Releases Digital Access Guidelines to Make Mobile Technology More Accessible for Persons with Disabilities

December 07, 2020

​Industry organization GSMA has released guidelines that outline key principles to drive the digital inclusion of persons with disabilities and outline ways mobile firms can manage barriers.​ Read More

Source: Computer Weekly