Assistive Technology

Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Announces RADWIN, Federated Wireless and Saankhya Labs as Members

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, Europe, ICT, News, November 15 2018

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INTERNATIONAL: The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) announced on 8 November that RADWIN, Federated Wireless and Saankhya Labs have joined the Alliance, as it continues to advocate for laws and regulations that will lead to more efficient spectrum utilisation. President of the DSA, Kalpak Gude, said: “The DSA is always looking for organisations who share our vision, so I’m thrilled to welcome RADWIN, Federated Wireless… Continue Reading »

The Transformative Power of Literacy for Children with Visual Disabilities

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, Universal Design, November 15 2018

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PHILIPPINES: In a first grade classroom in the Philippines, Ma’am Jen, a teacher to students who are blind or low vision, sets a newly printed braille book she created in front of nine-year-old student Alexa. Prior to 2015, these braille books were hard to come by, leaving Ma’am Jen with… Continue Reading »

Neural Technologies at TM Forum: “Digital Integration of assets is key for digital transformation success”

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, Events, ICT, November 14 2018

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SINGAPORE: This was the message from Neural Technologies’ VP of Marketing  Claus Nielsen on the second day of TM Forum Digital Transformation Asia, as he delivered a seminar speech on the importance of ‘Standardizing Event Data Collection and Management’ on 14 November. Nielsen said, “It is imperative that in order to make digital transformation journeys possible, that initially, Digital Integration is given the highest priority.… Continue Reading »

PolyU Develops Robotic Arm for Self-help Mobile Rehabilitation for Stroke Patients

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, News, November 2 2018

PolyU's robotic arm

HONG KONG: Stroke is the third leading cause of disability worldwide Continue reading1. In Hong Kong, there are about 25,000 new incidences of stroke annually in recent years Continue reading2. Research studies have proven that intensive, repeated and long-term rehabilitation training are critical for enhancing the physical mobility of stroke patients, thus help alleviating… Continue Reading »

Blackboard’s Accessibility Solution Continues Strong Momentum, Impacting 3 Million Learners Worldwide

Americas, Assistive Technology, News, November 1 2018

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WASHINGTON, DC, USA:  Blackboard announced on October 31st, 2018 that the Blackboard Ally accessibility solution continues to experience strong growth, having expanded into 16 countries over the last 12 months and added support for 20 languages. Currently, a total of approximately 3 million students at 464 institutions worldwide have access to… Continue Reading »

New App Launched to Help Visually Impaired People to Read Unicode Doc Files called “Accessible Doc Reader”

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, News, October 29 2018

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DHAKA, BANGLADESH: The application launched on 29th September 2018 at jatiya press club in Dhaka. Innovation Garage Limited has developed an important innovation for persons with visual disability The Accessible Doc Reader overcomes a previously insurmountable problem for people with a visual impairment who want to read and work with… Continue Reading »

In Africa, Technology and Human Capital Go Hand in Hand

Africa, Assistive Technology, Built Environment, ICT, October 25 2018

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AFRICA: Rwanda’s progress from the devastating civil war two decades ago to one of the most rapidly developing African countries is a remarkable narrative on development. Twenty-four years ago, the country was torn apart by civil war and one of the worst genocides human history has known; one in which… Continue Reading »

The Elderly and Web Accessibility – Accommodating Aging Web Users

Americas, Assistive Technology, ICT, October 12 2018

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USA: The ability to easily access and use the internet has become a vital aspect of leading a normal modern life. We use the World Wide Web to retrieve health information, get access to a plethora of benefits, stay connected with friends and family, and learn about an unprecedented array… Continue Reading »

Frontier Technologies for a Sustainable Future

Assistive Technology, ICT, News, October 12 2018

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INTERNATIONAL: Frontier technologies are innovative and often grow fast, with the potential to transform societies, economies and the environment. In recent years, we have seen examples of this in the form of artificial intelligence and machine learning, renewable energy technologies, energy storage technologies, electric and autonomous vehicles and drones, genetic engineering,… Continue Reading »

People with Disability at Risk of Being Pigeon-holed by Supported Employment Reform

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, Built Environment, Events, News, Universal Design, October 11 2018

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AUSTRALIA: The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) called on Federal Minister Dan Tehan in July to ensure that the current Inquiry into the Future of Supported Employment increases engagement with people with disability and their representative organisations to increase full inclusion and real employment outcomes for people with disability. ‘We are… Continue Reading »


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