Assistive Technology

Breaking the Internet — for a Good Cause

Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, Europe, ICT, Middle East, News, December 5 2018

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DENMARK: In support of ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ (IDPD), on Monday, December 3, 2018, Siteimprove, a global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company empowering digital teams to create inclusive websites, will break its own website. In effect, Siteimprove will disable style sheets, images, and JavaScript across its homepages to show visitors… Continue Reading »

Crawford Technologies Announces Release of DTE Version 4.8

Americas, Assistive Technology, News, Webinar, December 4 2018

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TORONTO, ON, CANADA – Crawford Technologies, provider of innovative document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, announces the release of Crawford Technologies’ Digital Transform Engine (DTE) version 4.8. Designed to greatly reduce the effort required to create accessible documents, a significant feature in DTE 4.8 is the ability to provide… Continue Reading »

Accessibility in the Stock Market

Americas, Assistive Technology, November 26 2018

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USA: The past few months, the stock market has seen a slump that has many investors worried about their financial future. Since a slight bounce back after the November midterm elections, the S&P 500 index has seen a slide of 8% since its most recent peak in mid-September. This isn’t to say… Continue Reading »

World Data Forum Discusses Data Science, Platforms, Privacy and Finance

Assistive Technology, ICT, Middle East, News, November 19 2018

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DUBAI, UAE: Participants at the second UN World Data Forum convened in 85 panel discussions to consider issues related to six themes: innovations and synergies across different “data ecosystems”; leaving no one behind; building trust in data and statistics; how far have we come?; understanding the world through data; and… Continue Reading »

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

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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 »


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