Netherlands: National Rail Operator, Nederlandse Spoorwegen Upgrades Fleet to Make Them More Accessible for Passengers with Disabilities
Netherlands national rail is upgrading 131 trains to make them more accessible for passengers with disabilities. The update will have sliding ramps and braille to help navigate through the train
From Smart Rail World, August 14, 2018
Governor Signs Bills to Increase Internet Service for Illinois Seniors
With the aim to enhance technological access for all, Illinois Governor has signed Bills that focus on eliminating barriers to high-speed internet access and providing fair and equitable access for seniors across the State to better utilize web-based technologies.
From Tristate, August 13, 2018
Accessibility in STEM College Programs
A professional with a major in bioinformatics shares her career experience in STEM that often presents accessibility challenges for students with disabilities.
From WXXI News, August 13, 2018
Poland: Prime Minister Signs Resolution to Begin Implementation of Accessibility+ Program
Poland’s government has approved the Accessibility+ program that will focus on adapting public spaces, architecture, transport and products to the needs of 5 million citizens with disabilities.
From WBJ, August 07, 2018
American Bar Association Passes Key Resolution for Technological Access to Persons with Disabilities
The American Bar Association voted to urge courts and government entities to interpret Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act as applying to goods and services delivered via technology, including all technology, relating to the provision of legal services.
From ABA Journal, August 07, 2018
Australia: How Today’s Tech is Impacting Persons with Disabilities
Nearly 40% of all complaints made to the Australian Human Rights Commission in 2016-17 were lodged under the Disability Discrimination Act, many of them being new technology.
From Computer World, August 03, 2018
Philippines: House of Representatives Approves Filipino Sign Language Act
The Philippines House of Representatives approved House Bill 7503 seeking to declare Filipino Sign Language (FSL) as the national sign language and for use in government transactions with the deaf.
From ABS CBN News, August 02, 2018
The Golden Rules for Inclusive Design
The article underlines the importance of inclusive design and accessibility, and the steps organisations can take to broaden their marketplace, minimise risk and make users happier.
From Silicon Republic, August 02, 2018
Ghana: Moe Signs Digital Accessibility MoU
The Government of Ghana has signed an MOU with Real Studios to implement the Digital Education System. The initiative aims to enhance digital accessibility of the educational sector.
From Wall Africa, August 01, 2018
Automakers Must Make Accessibility Integral to the Design of Self-Driving Cars
To meet the challenges in the American with Disabilities Act automakers must make accessibility integral to the design of self-driving cars that explore principles of universal design.
From The New York Times, July 30, 2018