• ICT

    UCIC Launches Hardware Agnostic Alexa Voice Service Client

    TORONTO: The Unified Computer Intelligence Corporation (UCIC) announces the release of its new hardware agnostic voice control client & AI integration manager; Ubi Kit. “The platform has been designed to enable companies the quickest time to market, at the lowest cost, and most flexible supply chain,” said Leor Grebler, CEO of UCIC. The free Ubi Kit… Continue Reading »

    New app to help people with vision disabilities navigate spaces, buildings

    World Sight Day 2017 takes place this year on Thursday, October 12, a day which highlights issues affecting people who are blind and have low vision across the globe. Three South African men are making an impact in an effort to improve the support of people with vision disabilities in the country. Siegfried Jegels, Richard… Continue Reading »

    BlindPAD’s Tablet Makes Visual Information Tactile for Users with Vision Disabilities

    An EU-funded consortium has created a touchscreen tablet dubbed BlindPAD designed specifically for users with vision disabilities. The system, which has been three years in the making, comprises a tactile tablet, software that translates images into tactile representations and a series of exercises that together make digital graphical information accessible to people who are blind… Continue Reading »

    Dutch starts consultation for government digital accessibility

    The Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations has begun a consultation concerning the accessibility of the government. The consultation will begin on 2 October; comments will be accepted until 13 November. The Ministry believes the digital accessibility of the government is of great importance to the elderly and for people with disabilities. The… Continue Reading »

    New App to Provide Critical Information and Empowerment to People with Cerebral Palsy

    The Cerebral Palsy Foundation (CPF) is releasing a new app, the CP Channel on Friday, October 6th, World CP Day. The app contains nearly 100 videos created in collaboration with the world’s leading experts on CP and developmental disability, as well as key disability advocates, including the three past presidents of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental… Continue Reading »

    EU one step closer to Accessibility Act

    The European Accessibility Act, which seeks to bolster existing accessibility requirements for products and services, was voted through the European Parliament on September 14. The Act must be approved by the EU Council before becoming law. A European Accessibility Act that would make it easier for senior citizens and people with disability to use ATMs,… Continue Reading »

    W3C Invites Comments on Core Accessibility API Markings 1.1

    Core Accessibility API Mappings (Core-AAM) 1.1 has been published by Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) Working Group as a Candidate Recommendation and is now undergoing implementation finalization and testing. Core-AAM describes how roles, states, and properties in Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.1 should be exposed to accessibility APIs. Implementation of this specification makes it possible for users with disabilities… Continue Reading »

    Access for All Program Changes the Future of Online Disability Training

    LOS ANGELES, CA: Human Solutions LLC, a leader in workforce development training, announces the launch of the Access for All (AFA) Online Disability Training program. The innovative new program is designed to address the current concerns that many job-placement providers face in today’s employment market. Launching this month, the AFA program (human-solutions.net/AFA) is the first… Continue Reading »

    Minister launches app for persons with disabilities

    NEW DELHI: Union Social Justice Minister Thawarchand Gehlot has launched a mobile app which would provide persons with disabilities with information on a wide range of issues. Called ‘Divyang Sarathi’, the minister said the application would give details on subjects such as schemes, scholarships and institutional support systems at the click of a button. “This… Continue Reading »