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Statement from Disabled People's International on the Occasion of ITU Telecom World 2013

“When we talk of ICT in disability & development, the emphasis should also be on availability and affordability of technology,” Javed Abidi, Chairperson, DPI. More

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Integrating Accessibility in Software Development

The 5th International Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion – DSAI 2013, which will take place November 13-15, 2013, in Vigo, Spain, will feature a special track titled, “Integrating Accessibility in Software Development”.  More

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Sony Caption Glasses for the Movies

Arlene Romoff, author and advocate for people with hearing loss, reviews Sony's new Caption Glasses for cinema goers who are deaf or hard-of-hearing More

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Statement of FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai on the Formation of a Technology Transitions Policy Task Force

Among other issues, the Task Force will coordinate the Federal Communication Commission’s efforts on IP interconnection, resiliency of 21st century communications networks, business broadband competition, and consumer protection with a particular focus on voice services.  More

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Unleashing the Potential of Fix the Web

Fix the Web was launched in November 2010 to allow disabled internet users to complain quickly and easily about inaccessible websites using social media. Project Manager, Gail Bradbrook of Citizens Online, outlines the resources required to keep this project going. More

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Technology is for Everyone - Accessibility Protagonists Attend Colombia 3.0 Digital Content Summit

G3ict Executive Director Axel Leblois was invited along with James Thurston, Director of International Policy, Microsoft Accessibility to the second edition of Colombia 3.0 conference, a digital content summit aimed at developers, entrepreneurs, digital content producers, and ICT experts, including those working with people living with disabilities. More

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Common Adaptive Tests to Address Special Needs

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities recently drew up a policy statement on computer-adaptive testing and emphasized that students should be tested on the full range of grade-level content regardless of their proficiency levels entering the test. Michelle R. Davis at edweek.org reports More

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Developing Accessible e-Learning – Where to Begin?

Aina Irbe, Training Manager at SSB Bart Group, writes about the importance of incorporating accessibility in eLearning modules for persons with disabilities More

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Accessibility of MouseKeys vs. Tabbing in Web Browsing

IT Accessibility Analyst Rosemary Musachio checks the interfaces on Web pages and software applications through the use of the Tab key, otherwise known as tabbing. Read further for a review. More

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Universal Access in Airports

Andy Kennedy and Eric Lipp report on the efforts US airports are making to enhance the travel experience for people with disabilities More

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