How Tech Leaders are Being More Inclusive and Satisfying Legal and Market Imperatives
Technology leaders have leveraged latest advances like voice recognition to deliver tools to assist persons with disabilities driven by a desire to be more inclusive and satisfy legal imperatives.
From USA Today, September 10, 2018
New Zealand: Elderly to Combat Exclusion with Free Tech Help
With the move towards digitization, the Digital Seniors initiative in New Zealand is helping to ensure digital inclusion for all including seniors by providing individualized coaching.
From NZ Herald, September 10, 2018
Ireland: New Initiative Uses Smartphones to Improve Navigation for Wheelchair Users
With an aim to make accessibility visible and searchable online, the new Irish app Route4U allows smartphone users to record path obstacles to improve navigation for wheelchair users
and has also won the Enterprise Ireland challenge aimed at improving mobility in Dublin.
From Silicon Republic, September 07, 2018
US: How University of Maryland Professors are Improving their Websites for Students with Disabilities
A University of Maryland policy has set minimum accessibility standards for all newly created web-based content at the university, and faculty members are seeking ways to enhance existing sites.
From The Diamondback, September 06, 2018
India: Court Asks Government to Make Websites Accessible to Persons with Disabilities
The Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra government to ensure its websites are accessible to persons with disabilities, based on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by an NGO that seeks universal accessibility for government websites.
From The Indian Express, September 03, 2018
Communication Aids: Global Market and Trends in AI, IoT
The global market for augmentative communication devices for persons with disabilities is growing rapidly and providers must imbibe principles of universal design and accessible user experience.
From Rehacare, September 03, 2018
2018 Australian Digital Inclusion Index: Persons with Disabilities Missing Essential Benefits
The 2018 Australian Digital Inclusion Index shows that nearly 2.5 million Australians, many persons with disabilities and who are not online, are missing out on accessing essential government services.
From Smart Company, September 03, 2018
Google Go Can Now Read Any Website Out Loud
Google has updated its browser and search app Google Go with the ability to read web pages in 28 different languages using a natural-sounding voice that works even on low connections.
From Engadget, August 28, 2018
US: Report on Benchmarking State Government Websites
A detailed review of 400 state government websites finds that while some states have much better sites than others, every state has room to significantly improve including on accessibility for persons with disabilities.
From Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, August 27, 2018
Why Website Accessibility is an Essential Business Case for Organizations
Website accessibility for persons with disabilites must be a process for all organizations and must be viewed as essential to prevent business losses, regardless of rules or lawsuits in the digital space.
From Star Tribune, August 26, 2018