• Assistive Technology

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

    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 new approaches to capacity development… Continue Reading »

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

    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 and Saankhya Labs to the… Continue Reading »

    The Transformative Power of Literacy for Children with Visual Disabilities

    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 only slates and a stylus… Continue Reading »

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

    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. Standardising Event Data collection and management of such… Continue Reading »

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

    HONG KONG: Stroke is the third leading cause of disability worldwide [1]. In Hong Kong, there are about 25,000 new incidences of stroke annually in recent years [2]. 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 post-stroke symptoms such as disability.… Continue Reading »

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

    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 more inclusive learning environments and… Continue Reading »

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

    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 DOCX, RTF and text files… Continue Reading »

    In Africa, Technology and Human Capital Go Hand in Hand

    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 more than a million people… Continue Reading »

    The Elderly and Web Accessibility – Accommodating Aging Web Users

    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 of commercial and social services… Continue Reading »