UK: Government Digital Services Helping Public Sector Websites Meet Accessibility Requirements
With the aim to ensure public sector websites and mobile apps are accessible to all users, especially those with disabilities, Government Digital Services has published guidance that will support organisations to meet the requirements and help make public sector websites more accessible.
From Government Digital Service, September 24, 2018
Artificial Intelligence Seeks to Improve Lives of Persons With Disabilities
Artificial intelligence is already being applied to support the inclusion of persons with disabilities.These technologies coupled with sensors in homes and cities will further enhance inclusion.
From uffington Post, September 22, 2018
What AI Can do to Improve Workplace Accessibility for Employees with Disabilities
AI’s ability to help make the workplace more accessible and inclusive is becoming evident and this is something that should be considered in any AI national strategy.
From Silicon Republic, September 20, 2018
How Technology is Helping Students with Visual Impairment in STEM
To encourage science education, Project POEM connects students with university and industry mentors with visual impairment, to share how they might study or work in STEM fields.
From E School, September 20, 2018
Australia: Microsoft Launches 3D Audio App for Persons with Visual Impairment
Microsoft and Vision Australia unveiled a new 3D audio app Dubbed Soundscape, that enables users to set audio beacons at destinations and landmarks allowing them to build a mental image of what’s around
From Healthcare IT News, September 17, 2018
Ireland: Government Invests €8m to Provide Public Libraries with New ICT Facilities
The Irish Government is investing €8m in public libraries to enhance them with new ICT facilities, establish them as hubs for aiding digital skills development and ensuring they are inclusive to all.
From Silicon Republic, September 15, 2018
Talking Gloves, Tactile Windows: New Tech Helps Persons with Disabilities
Improvements in artificial intelligence, combined with decreasing costs of hardware are making it possible for inventors to develop products designed for people with disabilities, in low investments.
From Washington Post, September 13, 2018
European standard EN 301 549 for ICT Updated to Adopt WCAG 2.1
WCAG 2.1 has been adopted as a technical standard for standard EN 301 549. Public institutions in Europe will now be asked to respond to WCAG 2.1 for public procurement of ICT products & services.
From W3C, September 13, 2018
As Tech Giants Focus on Accessibility Tools, the Equation Changes for Education
With assistive technology going mainstream as large technology companies actively promote accessibility, educators and school administrators are finding it simpler to fix accessibility problems.
From Ed Scoop, September 12, 2018
Students at University of Waterloo Develops Technology to Help Visually Impaired use Touchscreens
Developed by a team of students at the University of Waterloo, WatVision is a system that uses text to speech technology to enable individuals to access the touchscreen functions on everyday devices.
From CBC, September 10, 2018