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Zimbabwe: Local Company 3D Printing Prosthetic Hands

February 11, 2019

Nashua Zimbabwe, a Zimbabwean business automation company is launching 3D printing to develop prosthetics for locals with disabilities and aim at reducing costs for assistive technology. Read More

Source: Tech Zim

University of Dallas Provides Tools for Digital Accessibility

February 11, 2019

A new initiative by the Office of Information Technology and Office of Student AccessAbility, UT Dallas will provide screen reading and magnifying software to students with visual disabilities. Read More

Source: The Mercury

Firm Rewrites Magazines and Manga for Persons with Disabilities

February 09, 2019

Slow Communication based Tokyo rewrites and publishes newspaper articles, government documents and even manga normally too difficult for persons with mental disabilities to understand. Read More

Source: South China Morning Post

Myanmar: Union Election Commission to Promote Participatory Role of Persons with Disabilities

January 29, 2019

Myanmar's Union Election Commission (UEC) will be holding public educative programs and ensuring an inclusive electoral process for persons with disabilities for the 2020 General Elections Read More

Source: Eleven Myanmar

Tech For Good: Students Develop Machine-Learning App for Persons with Disabilities

January 22, 2019

Developed by three young students from New Delhi, India, the machine learning-based Practikality app provides an interactive mechanism for persons with disabilities to communicate with ease Read More

Source: Your Story

United Kingdom: Universities Encouraged to Boost the Number of Students with Disabilities

January 17, 2019

UK Universities are being urged to boost the number of students with disabilities going into higher education and do more to help them succeed, as Minister Chris Skidmore calls for greater action Read More

Source: United Kingdom Government

Digital Accessibility Compliance: Court Rules ADA Covers Websites and Mobile Apps

January 15, 2019

Domino's Pizza has been legally required to make its app and website fully accessible to persons with visual impairment as the US' Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the ADA applied to them. Read More

Source: Law Office of Lainey Feingold

British Tech Startup to Launch Kindle-Like Device for Persons with Visual Impairment

January 14, 2019

Bristol Braille Technology has launched a Kindle-like Braille e-reader for persons with visual impairment.Displaying nine lines of text at a time the Canute 360 can become an accessible reading option Read More

Source: Daily Mail

Smart Cities Must be Accessible for Persons with Disabilities

January 09, 2019

Smart cities could be lousy to live in if you have a disability as they fail to make sure the technologies they adopt are accessible to everyone. Activists and startups are working to change that. Read More

Source: MIT Technology Review

Texas Tech to Offer Students with Visual Impairment Access to the Aira App

January 04, 2019

Aira technology will be fully accessible and free of charge to anyone on Texas Tech’s campus and will help ease navigation within the campus for students with visual impairment. Read More

Source: KCBD

Chat Functionality in Games Must be Accessible to Players with Disabilities

January 03, 2019

Under the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act games released after January 1, 2019 must include accessible chat functionality for persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: Paste Magazine

Highlighting China’s Accessibility Work in 2018

January 03, 2019

The resource conveys the major progress in information accessibility for China in 2018, ranging from central and local government policies to development from IT industry giants. Read More

Source: Weixin