Google’s New Plan to Help Designers Make More Accessible Products, Launches Resource Centre
To mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Google is launching a resource center to help marketers, and designers build inclusive products & designs that address the needs of users with disabilities.
From Fast Company, May 17, 2018
Microsoft - Putting Persons with Disability on Equal Footing
Microsoft says technology can make the world easier to use for everyone, not just accommodating to people with disabilities.
From CNET, May 16, 2018
U.S. Access Board Launches Youtube Channel as Online Guide to the ADA Accessibility Standards
The U.S. Access Board has launched its own channel on YouTube to further share information animations on accessibility developed as part of its online guide to the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards.
From US Access Board Youtube Channel, May 11, 2018
United Kingdom: Aldi Launches Fully Signed Ad for Deaf Awareness Week
Aldi has partnered with ITV to broadcast its first ever fully signed ad break to mark the start of Deaf Awareness Week (14–20 May).
From Metro, May 11, 2018
Building Accessible Products for Everyone
At Google I/O, its annual developer festival, Google shared a few products designed to be accessible to persons with disabilities, including a new app for the Blind.
From Google, May 10, 2018
Microsoft Launches AI for Accessibility Program
Microsoft launched their new $25 mn 5-year AI for Accessibility program with the goal to help developers accelerate the development of accessible and intelligent AI solutions.
From Microsoft, May 08, 2018
Digital Marketing Group Focuses on Developing Accessibility for Small Businesses
Small businesses on tiny budgets often feel like they have few options for the tools and guidance they need towards enhancing web accessibility. This digital marketing agency focuses on that.
From Nooga, May 07, 2018
United Kingdom: Blind Customers Locked Out by Bank Web Upgrades
Banks in the United Kingdom have admitted to failings after redesigning websites that made it hard for their blind customers to access full services online.
From BBC, May 06, 2018
AI Won’t Solve Our Accessibility Problems
Artificial Intelligence shows promise for digital inclusion but has limitations. Instead, governments can focus on Intelligence Augmented (IA), a system where authors instead produce better content.
From Medium, May 04, 2018
Melbourne Seeks to Improve Accessibility
At Melbourne Knowledge Week teams are pitching technology driven solutions in order to make Melbourne more accessible for persons with disabilities.
From Smart Cities World, May 04, 2018