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United States: Digital Equity Act Unveiled

April 11, 2019

United States Senate announced the introduction of the Digital Equity Act which will direct new federal investments towards tools to enhance digital inclusion efforts. Read More

Source: Multichannel

India: Election Commission Goes Digital for Voter Awareness

April 08, 2019

Over 4,000 common service centres in Assam, India are conducting sessions to train voters on digital skills so that they can use the ICT tools of the Election Commission of India. Read More

Source: Asian Age

More Accessibility for Fijians with Disabilities in Higher Education

April 05, 2019

Fiji's Education Minister in a statement said that the University of South Pacific through assistive technologies and sign interpreters was ensuring courses are aligned for students with disabilities Read More

Source: FBC News

Will Artificial Intelligence Make the College Classroom More Accessible?

April 04, 2019

New tools designed to help institutions meet accessibility requirements stand to personalize learning for all students. Read More

Source: Education Dive

University Working on Research Project to Develop Telepresence Robots

April 01, 2019

Robots to help reduce anxiety among children and telepresence robots are being developed as part of a major new research project to create the next generation of assistive technologies. Read More

Source: UK Tech

Adding Captions to Your Instagram Stories to Make Them More Accessible

April 01, 2019

While Instagram itself has yet to provide in-app Story captioning, third party apps exist that can help you transcribe your videos and add captions at the bottom of the screen. Read More

Source: Mashable

College Launches Project to Enhance Accessibility of Digital Content

March 28, 2019

Kenyon College in Ohio has launched SensusAccess for its campus, a media solution allowing students to automatically convert documents into a range of media such as audio, e-books and digital Braille. Read More

Source: The Kenyon Collegian

Co-Designing Assistive Technologies in India

March 25, 2019

MIT students connect with premier Indian institutes, hospitals, and students to collaborate on “humanistic” assistive design. Read More

Source: MIT News

India: Reserve Bank of India in Process of Developing App to Aid Persons with Visual Impairment Identify Indian Currency Notes

March 23, 2019

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in a hearing told the Bombay High Court that it is in the process of making a mobile application to aid persons with visual impairment to identify Indian currency notes Read More

Source: Indian Express

Ikea to Use 3-D Printing to Make Furniture More Accessible for Persons with Disabilities

March 15, 2019

Ikea Israel has collaborated up with nonprofits Milbat and Access Israel on ThisAbles, a project that provides 3D-printed add-ons for furniture that can be tough to use for persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: Washington Post

Australia Based App Recognised for Work on Integrated Living

March 15, 2019

Elderly and disability experience platform Hayylo that was named as a finalist in at the 7th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards for their data integration and enhanced communication features Read More

Source: Aged Care Guide

Microsoft, Deque Open Up Accessibility Software Tools

March 15, 2019

Microsoft will release the source code to its core accessibility software testing tools and join forces with Deque to help developers find and fix accessibility issues early. Read More

Source: Tech Target