• Assistive Technology

    Call for Proposals: Using Technology to Accelerate Teacher Professional Development

    INTERNATIONAL: Please see here for a call for proposals to use technology to accelerate teacher professional development towards achieving SDG 4: Landscape review and research agenda. This research should include approaches that meet the diverse needs of teachers’ professional development (TPD), including for teachers with disabilities. As well, this should include research on TPD content to prepare… Continue Reading »

    Resource Watch Facilitates Data Access and SDG Monitoring

    INTERNATIONAL: The World Resources Institute (WRI) and over 30 partners have released the beta version of Resource Watch. This online platform brings together hundreds of data sets to facilitate users’ efforts to evaluate and visualize the state of the environment at local, national and global levels. The platform offers dashboards and alerts to help users… Continue Reading »

    Myopia Control Lens Awarded the Championship in Geneva’s Invention Expo

    HONG KONG, CHINA: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has brought glory to Hong Kong by winning 9 prizes, namely the Grand Prize (overall championship), one Grand Award, three Special Gold Medals, and four Gold Medals, at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. Covering a wide range of application areas, these breakthroughs not only expand… Continue Reading »

    Crawford Technologies Launches e-Commerce Site for Making Accessible PDFs

    TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA – Crawford Technologies, provider of innovative document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, announces the launch of AccessibilityNow.com, a new e-commerce site that makes it possible to quickly and cost-effectively convert PDFs into accessible documents. AccessibilityNow.com offers fast turnaround times and the lowest cost options available in the market so… Continue Reading »

    Beach Boys Drummer Beats M.S. with Hands-Free Jamboxx MIDI Instrument

    TEMECULA, CALIF. / ALBANY, N.Y. (USA):  A noted percussionist with multiple sclerosis is the new ambassador for Jamboxx, a hands-free breath powered instrument for all musicians including those with any form of disability. “As a long-time touring and recording percussionist, I was diagnosed with MS, which eventually hindered my expression as a performer,” said Jackie… Continue Reading »

    Utah Education Network Selects Blackboard Ally to Make Digital Course Content More Accessible

    WASHINGTON, D.C. The Utah Education Network (UEN) has partnered with Blackboard Inc. to give hundreds of thousands of students access to a more inclusive learning environment. As part of the collaboration, UEN will implement Blackboard Ally, a revolutionary product that focuses on making digital course content more accessible, at 9 universities across the state. Blackboard Ally integrates with an institution’s existing learning management… Continue Reading »

    Why Financial Institutions Should Strive to Meet the Needs of PWDs

    UNITED STATES: There are over 56 million people living with disabilities in the United States, which makes them the biggest minority group in the nation. With the latest technological innovations, one would think that financial accessibility for the disabled would be a resolved matter in this day and age; however, that is not the case.  As… Continue Reading »

    ISCL Summit Tel-Aviv 2018 Focused on Building Communities

    TEL AVIV, ISRAEL: Moshe Gaon spoke at the ISCL Summit 2018 in Tel Aviv where he passionately explained yoocan’s vision that “by the year 2020, no one with a disability will feel alone. yoocan wants to provide solutions and empowerment to every person with a disability around the globe.” There were 400 participants at the ISCL… Continue Reading »

    WSIS Forum Highlights Critical Role of Information Technologies in Advancing SDGs

    GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: More than 2,500 information and communication technology (ICT) experts came together for the 2018 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum from March 19th- 23rd to explore the role of ICTs in advancing the SDGs, particularly those related to health (SDG 3), hunger (SDG 2), education and youth inclusion (SDG 4), employment… Continue Reading »