Apple, Microsoft and Google Join Forces to Create a Universal Standard for Braille Displays
Apple, Google, Microsoft, and others launched the USB Human Interface Device standard for persons with visual disabilities to use braille displays without the need for unique drivers.
From Alphr, June 01, 2018
How Apple Can Make iOS and the Mac More Accessible
In the context of Accessibility, by sharing features and technologies, Apple brings consistency between iOS and macOS. There are some iOS-first features macOS sorely needs, and vice versa.
From Mac Stories, May 30, 2018
Android Accessibility Settings for Each Disability
Android accessibility features are a great offering which eases the way we use our smartphones. Found on every phone these features are divided in the article according to the type of disability.
From Sanvada, May 24, 2018
Making Progress on Course Content Accessibility
New tools are helping colleges and universities tackle the accessibility of instructor-created content, student coursework, note-taking and more.
From Campus Technology, May 23, 2018
Sana Hafeez, WHO Champion for Assistive Technology, Told Her Story at the World Health Assembly
The biggest challenge is awareness about the need for assistive products. Awareness & affordability are heavily related,says Dr Sana Hafeez, Min of Health, Pakistan at the 71st World Health Assembly.
From World Health Organization, May 22, 2018
Apple Brings Accessible Coding to Schools
With an aim to offer students with disabilities an opportunity to learn to code, Apple is bringing an accessible coding programme to schools, first to the US and then to schools around the world.
From The News Minute, May 18, 2018
AT&T and Aira Leverage IoT for Accessibility
AT&T and Aira have partnered as Aira, the IoT-connected Aira smart glasses designed to help people navigate, brings its services to Australia, Canada, and the U.K with AT&T connectivity.
From IoT Evolution, May 18, 2018
Cornell’s University to Hold First Web Accessibility Camp from Aug. 6-8 2018
Cornell University will hold its first Web Accessibility Camp, “Universal Design for Any Person, Any Study,” Aug. 6-8, with sessions by WebAIM, Siteimprove, and Cornell Information Technologies.
From Cornell University, May 17, 2018
Facebook’s Accessibility Ambitions
Facebook speaks about the development of its automatic alt-text (AAT) for people using screen readers. AAT uses object recognition technology to generate descriptions of photos on Facebook.
From Tech Crunch, May 17, 2018
Google’s New Plan to Help Designers Make More Accessible Products, Launches Resource Centre
To mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Google is launching a resource center to help marketers, and designers build inclusive products & designs that address the needs of users with disabilities.
From Fast Company, May 17, 2018