New App to Teach Kiwis Sign Language

    NEW ZEALAND: An innovative online learning resource will help teach Kiwis New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL). Learn NZSL is an e-learning resource developed by the Deaf Studies Research Unit at Victoria University of Wellington, will be launched on April 6 2017, the 11th anniversary of NZSL becoming an official language of New Zealand. It covers… Continue Reading »

    92% of Top Federal Websites Fail to Meet Accessibility Standards

    A new study from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) says 92 percent of the U.S. federal government’s most popular websites do not meet basic standards for security, speed, mobile friendliness or accessibility. ITIF said Wednesday it analyzed 297 U.S. government websites in the top 1 million websites worldwide and assessed them on criteria… Continue Reading »

    Sign language to go digital in Uganda

    UGANDA: Service providers who have always found it hard to interact with people who are deaf because they have no interpreters should breathe a sigh of relief. Uganda sign language is to be availed in a more simplified way. The format, coined the digital format sign language, operates in a way that one will be… Continue Reading »

    Apple Introduces New Website to Promote Accessibility Features

    Apple CEO Tim Cook announced a redesigned accessibility website and played a video focused on the features Apple products offer to persons with disabilities, sharing a heartwarming video of how Apple products can be used as an aid to help everybody to work, create, communicate, stay in shape, and be entertained. Paulson starred in the… Continue Reading »

    Free online course enabling improved digital accessibility

    Academics from the Web and Internet Science (WAIS) research group within Electronics and Computer Science are lead educators on a new, free online course that aims to help learners understand how accessible digital technologies can overcome barriers encountered by people with sensory, physical or cognitive disabilities. The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Digital Accessibility:… Continue Reading »

    WCAG 2.1 under exploration, comments requested by 1 November

    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group announces a plan to develop WCAG 2.1, which builds on but does not supersede WCAG 2.0. The group would like input from stakeholders on this plan. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 became a W3C Recommendation on 11 December 2008. It has been one of the major resources… Continue Reading »

    Online course of Public Procurement of accessible ICT

    The ITU will conduct an eLearning training that provides participants with knowledge, understanding and skills required to support ICT accessibility for persons with disabilities in their public procurement of information and communication technology (ICT) products and services in November. The training will also provide participants with an understanding of relevant international standards for accessible ICT.… Continue Reading »