Assistive Technology

World Bank Prices First Global Blockchain Bond, Raising A$110 Million

Americas, Assistive Technology, ICT, News, August 29 2018

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WASHINGTON/SYDNEY: The World Bank launched bond-i (blockchain operated new debt instrument), the world’s first bond to be created, allocated, transferred and managed through its life cycle using distributed ledger technology. The two-year bond raised A$110 million, marking the first time that investors have supported the World Bank’s development activities in a transaction… Continue Reading »

PEAT and Teach Access Identify Large Skills Gap in the Tech Sector

Americas, Assistive Technology, ICT, News, August 21 2018

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WASHINGTON, DC: One in five Americans has a disability, and in today’s digital age it’s more important than ever that people with disabilities are able to use technology, from websites to mobile phones to emerging smart devices. Twenty-eight years after the seminal passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, leading tech companies… Continue Reading »

Crawford Technologies Announces Successful Completion of SOC 2 Type II + HITRUST CSF Examination

Americas, Assistive Technology, News, August 16 2018

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TORONTO, ON – Crawford Technologies, provider of innovative document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, has successfully completed the Service Organization Controls SOC 2 Type II + Health Information Trust Common Security Framework (HITRUST CSF) examination for its Document Accessibility Services System. SOC 2 Type II attestation examinations are recognized as… Continue Reading »

Sitemorse Celebrates 70 Years of the NHS with a Ground-breaking Review of NHS Digital Accessibility Compliance

Assistive Technology, Europe, ICT, August 13 2018

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LONDON: To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS, Sitemorse is running a landmark review of digital accessibility compliance in the UK public health sector. The Sitemorse NHS70 Accessibility Index will cover over 600 NHS websites, scoring and ranking them based on accessibility compliance. All NHS websites have legally needed to… Continue Reading »

2018 M-Enabling Summit Displays Wide Range of Products for Improved Accessibility

Americas, Assistive Technology, Events, ICT, August 6 2018

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WASHINGTON, DC, USA: M-Enabling Summit Conference and Showcase held June 11–13 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Washington D.C. is an annual event dedicated to promoting accessible and assistive technology innovations for users of all abilities.  Previously, it had been the offspring of G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive… Continue Reading »

Blockchain Summit Explores New Technologies’ Potential for SDGs

Assistive Technology, ICT, News, June 29 2018

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INTERNATIONAL: Industry stakeholders representing the “blockchain ecosystem” discussed social innovation, fair and consistent public policy, and responsible guidelines for industry governance, during the first summit on blockchain held on the UN premises. The Blockchain for Impact Global Summit took place on 4 June 2018, in New York, US. Blockchain for… Continue Reading »

Oxford County and Eight Municipalities Co-Innovate Using CSDC’s Amanda Platform

Assistive Technology, News, Universal Design, June 27 2018

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WOODSTOCK, OXFORD COUNTY, ONTARIO, CANADA:  (June 12, 2018)  Municipal leaders in Oxford County, Ontario, plan to manage and attract growth by leveraging CSDC’s powerful Amanda platform as a shared service. By doing so, they will streamline permitting, inspections and land management operations across eight municipalities to help drive efficiencies and… Continue Reading »

The Missing Piece: Disability-Inclusive Education

Assistive Technology, ICT, News, Universal Design, June 20 2018

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INTERNATIONAL: In 2015, the world committed to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” More than an inspirational target, SDG4 is integral to the well-being of our societies and economies – to the quality of life of all… Continue Reading »

Actiview and Pixar Animation Studios Collaborate, Giving Access for the Blind and Hard of Hearing to Experience “Incredibles 2” In Theaters

Americas, Assistive Technology, News, June 19 2018

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Berkeley, CA, USA: Actiview, a Bay Area based technology company, is collaborating with Pixar Animation Studios to provide support for all Blind/Low Vision and Hard of Hearing attendees of the new Disney•Pixar feature film “Incredibles 2,” opening in theaters nationwide June 15th. Moviegoers will be able to download Audio Description and Amplified Audio… Continue Reading »

TIA Launches Network Service Assurance Program

Americas, Assistive Technology, ICT, News, May 31 2018

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ARLINGTON, VA; USA : The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, announced on May 30th a new Network Service Assurance Program. As part of TIA’s Technology Solutions community, this multi-year program will bring together carriers, suppliers, consultants, auditing firms, and others, to help establish… Continue Reading »


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