Assistive Technology

WFD and WASLI Release a Statement on the use of Signing Avatars

Assistive Technology, ICT, News, March 21 2018

WFD and WASLI Logos

INTERNATIONAL NEWS: The World Federation for the Deaf (WFD) and the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI) have jointly developed a statement to express their concern about the way in which decisions on where and when to use signing avatars as a form of access to spoken or written content… Continue Reading »

Zero Project Conference

Assistive Technology, Built Environment, Europe, Events, ICT, News, March 14 2018

Group Photo of some Participants of the Zero Project.

VIENNA, AUSTRIA: From February 21st to the 23rd  of February, GAATES was actively engaged in the Zero Project Conference. The Zero Project is an initiative of the ESSL Foundation, with the mission of supporting the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for… Continue Reading »

Yoocan CEO at ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York

Americas, Assistive Technology, Built Environment, Events, News, Universal Design, March 14 2018

Yoocan CEO at ReelAbilities Film Festival New York. Left: Maria Bournias, Middle: Moshe Gaon, Right: Peter Gagliardo

NEW YORK, USA: “We should make our collaborative storytelling competition global next year!” yoocan CEO, Moshe Gaon, attended the ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York on March 10, 2018 to present the winner, Maria Bournias of last year’s “Film Your Story” competition. The competition was in partnership with ReelAbilities Film Festival:… Continue Reading »

IAAP: Leading the Way in Advancing the Accessibility Profession

Americas, Assistive Technology, Built Environment, Universal Design, March 12 2018

CPACC exam taker using screen reader is receiving instructions from a proctor.

GEORGIA, USA: Through its inception in 2014, becoming a division of G3ict in 2016, to today, the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) has been committed to promoting and supporting accessibility professionals around the world.  IAAP is a member-based, non-profit organization for individuals and organizations that are focused on accessibility or are… Continue Reading »

Techbility Launches World’s First Mobile App for accessibility assessments of the built environment

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, Built Environment, ICT, News, March 9 2018

Access Inspector Screenshots

TOKYO, JAPAN: Access Inspector, available for iOS and Android devices, is a mobile App designed to assist anyone interested in accessibility of the built environment.  Launched by Techbility as the first mobile app for accessibility assessments of the built environment, Access Inspector is an easy to use checklist tool for assessing… Continue Reading »

GlassOuse Assistive Device Announces Next Generation – Version 1.2

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, News, March 6 2018

GlassOuse Press Release with photo of the assistive glasses

SHENZHEN  CITY, GUANGDONG, CHINA : Award winner successful Indiegogo campaign concept, GlassOuse Assistive Device announces its next generation version V1.2 February 28th, 2018. Genuinely designed for individuals who has limited moving abilities or who are unable to use their hands, GlassOuse has been fondly loved by many during its two years… Continue Reading »

Making Video Content Accessible – ALCTS Forum Focuses on Captions and Transcripts

Americas, Assistive Technology, ICT, February 21 2018

Left to right: Violaine Iglesias, Danielle Whren Johnson, and Stefan Elnabli were speakers at the ALCTS Forum

USA: The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services presented a forum on “The Case for Making Video Content Accessible” on Monday at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver. Violaine Iglesias, director of business development for GVPi, a company in Arlington, Virginia, that provides hosting platforms for electronic publishers, opened… Continue Reading »

Distribution of Aids & Assistive Devices to Divyangjans and Senior Citizens

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, Events, ICT, February 15 2018

On Stage Left to Right - Sh. Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister SJ&E, Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan, CM of MP, Hon'ble President of India Shri Ramnath Kovind, Smt. Anandiben Patel, Governor

NEW DELHI, INDIA: A Mega Distribution Camp for distribution of Aids & Assistive devices to the Divyangjans and Senior Citizens was organized by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India at Jiwaji University Ground in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh today, February 11th, 2018. In the august presence of the… Continue Reading »

Robot Carers Could Help with Japan’s Senior Caregiving

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, ICT, February 9 2018

Personal home robot waving and sitting at the foot of a bed on it's wooden frame at the foot of a

JAPAN: It is no secret that Japan’s population is aging with the number of Japanese 90 years and above reaching over 2 million (Internal Affairs Ministry). The 2017 government survey indicated that there are over 35 million elderly people (65 years and above) representing 27.7% of the population. A predicted… Continue Reading »

A Delicate Approach to Restoring Control

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, ICT, February 9 2018

i-boll is a hand controller designed to help people with dexterity issues perform daily household functions:

AUSTRALIA: An Australian startup program is aiming to tackle lifestyle problems caused by fine motor control issues, an ever-pervasive ailment that dramatically impacts quality-of-life. Their solution is a hand controller designed to help people with dexterity issues perform daily household functions: the i-boll. The i-boll, roughly the size of a junior soccer ball, links… Continue Reading »

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