Swiss Broadcasting Corporation to increase accessible content

    The Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) has decided to increase it’s accessible media content by 2022 to reach out to a wider audience. The SBC, which includes public radio, television and online services aims to subtitle 80% of it’s programmes. The Corporation also plans to provide 900 hours of audio described content and 1000 hours of… Continue Reading »

    SWD invites applications for IT schemes for persons with disabilities

    HONG KONG: The Social Welfare Department (SWD) has invited applications from eligible individuals and organisations for the Jockey Club IT Scheme for People with Visual Disability (25th Round) and the Central Fund for Personal Computers (37th Round). The objectives of the Jockey Club IT Scheme for People with Visual Impairment are to support non-governmental and… Continue Reading »

    German cable operator starts innovation challenge for apps to help persons with disabilities

    German cable operator Unitymedia announced the Digital Imagination Challenge, to find new ideas to make it easier for persons with disabilities to use ICT. The project is part of a broader European initiative launched by Unitymedia’s parent company Liberty Global. According to Unitymedia, one in ten people in Germany have a disability. The company is… Continue Reading »

    New IT Accessibility Policy evaluates accessibility standards of technology purchased by the University

    A new policy at Ohio University is one of several recent steps in making OHIO’s online presence more accessible, ensuring an equal opportunity for all students to access technology and online tools related to their educational experience. In addition, the policy will enable the University to establish an information technology infrastructure that makes its online programs and… Continue Reading »

    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 »