US: Why The Number of New Jobs for People with Disabilities Grew Fourfold
According to data from the Institute on Disability, four times as many disabled people joined the workforce in 2016. Experts attribute the dramatic rise in employment to a host of factors including more accessible technology.
From The Christian Science Monitor, April 04, 2018
Boost UK Industry Through Assistive Tech, MPs and Academics Declare
The meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology explored assistive technology in relation to the UK Industrial Strategy, unveiled by the Government to boost the UK economy.
From E-Access Bulletin Live, April 02, 2018
USA: Are you a Member of a Public Association? Is Your Website Accessible to Persons with Disabilities? It is Time it Should Be.
Although associations often consider accessibility primarily in the context of their events it also applies to their websites. Following guidelines reduces legal risk and brings membership rewards.
From Associations Now, April 01, 2018
Utah Education Network Selects Blackboard Ally to Make Digital Course Content More Accessible
UEN Partners with Blackboard Inc. to focus on improved accessibility of course material for more than 210,000 Utah college students and 40,000 college faculty within 9 universities throughout Utah.
From Utah Education Network, April 01, 2018
CSUN Conference Spotlights Assistive Technologies
116 exhibitors showed off the latest assistive technologies at the CSUN conference to an estimated 4,500 attendees. Companies ranged from providers of screen reading software & specialized keyboards.
From The San Diego Union Tribune, March 27, 2018
New Law in Egypt to support Students with Disabilities
The Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities passed in Egypt requires for the first time that educational institutions adopt policies that ensure equal opportunities for disabled students.
From Al Fanar, March 25, 2018
Apple Proposes New Accessibility Emoji
Apple submitted an official proposal to the Unicode Consortium, requesting a greater variety of emoji representing those with disabilities.
From The Next Web, March 25, 2018
Google Accessibility Launches New Features to Accessibility Scanner v1.2
Google launched new features for its Accessibility Scanner, a tool that suggests accessibility improvements for Android apps without requiring technical skills.
From Google, March 24, 2018
Creating Technology for a Range of Disabilities Helps Everyone, says Microsoft Accessibility Expert
Companies that create technology for a range of disabilities end up helping everyone in society, according to a Microsoft accessibility expert.
From Microsoft, March 23, 2018
VIDEO: Sony Interactive Entertainment on Improving Accessibility on PlayStation
PlayStation® team who continues to pursue accessibility through user testing and refinements talk about the challenges and values of their work.
From Sony, March 23, 2018