Crawford Technologies Launches e-Commerce Site for Making Accessible PDFs

Americas, Assistive Technology, ICT, April 17 2018

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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… Continue Reading »

Yoocan, Access Israel and TOM at Upcoming 6th Annual Access Israel International Convention

Events, ICT, Middle East, April 12 2018

Left: Yuval Wagner, Founder & President of Access Israel Right: Moshe Gaon, Founder & CEO of Yoocan Technologies Moshe & Yuval at the M-Enabling Summit 2017 in Washington.

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL: Yoocan, Access Israel and TOM to conduct an innovation showcase and startups competition in the upcoming 6th annual Access Israel international convention. The convention will be held April 26-29th in Tel Aviv focusing on innovation and the future of accessibility. Participants will discuss global trends, regulation and… Continue Reading »

Thematic Group on Disaster Risk Reduction Invites Experts and Organizations to JOIN!

Disaster, ICT, News, Webinar, April 3 2018

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INTERNATIONAL: The Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities, is launching the establishment of a NEW Thematic Group on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). This thematic group will support the engagement of persons with disabilities, their representative organizations and other relevant stakeholders to contribute to the monitoring of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction… Continue Reading »

First Indian Sign language Dictionary of 3000 Words Launched

Asia-Pacific, ICT, News, Universal Design, March 27 2018

The Ministers of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri Krishan Pal; Shri Ramdas Athawale and the Secretary, DEPwD, Smt. Shakuntala Doley Gamlin are also seen.

NEW DELHI, INDIA: “First Indian Sign Language Dictionary of 3000 words” was launched by Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment at a function here today. The dictionary has been developed by Indian Sign Language Research & Training Centre (ISLR&TC) under Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), M/o… Continue Reading »

WSIS Forum Highlights Critical Role of Information Technologies in Advancing SDGs

Assistive Technology, Europe, ICT, March 25 2018


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… Continue Reading »

Crawford Technologies Hosts Pre-Conference Workshop on Implementing Accessible Documents

Americas, Events, ICT, News, March 22 2018

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TORONTO, ON, CANADA: Crawford Technologies, provider of innovative document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, announced March 21st, 2018 that it will be hosting a complementary pre-conference workshop at Xploration® 18, the worldwide electronic document systems association’s annual conference, on the importance of providing accessible documents on: Monday, April 16 from 1:00 to… Continue Reading »

UC Berkeley Furthers Commitment to Accessibility with New Blackboard Partnership

Americas, ICT, News, March 22 2018

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WASHINGTON, D.C. USA :  The University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley) on March 21st, 2018, announced a new partnership with Blackboard Inc. that will enable students to have an even more inclusive learning environment through Blackboard Ally, an innovative new solution that helps make online course content more accessible for all learners.  The partnership furthers… Continue Reading »

WFD and WASLI Release a Statement on the use of Signing Avatars

Assistive Technology, ICT, News, March 21 2018

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS: The World Federation for the Deaf (WFD) and the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI) have jointly developed a statement to express their concern about the way in which decisions on where and when to use signing avatars as a form of access to spoken or written content… Continue Reading »

Zero Project Conference

Assistive Technology, Built Environment, Europe, Events, ICT, News, March 14 2018

Group Photo of some Participants of the Zero Project.

VIENNA, AUSTRIA: From February 21st to the 23rd  of February, GAATES was actively engaged in the Zero Project Conference. The Zero Project is an initiative of the ESSL Foundation, with the mission of supporting the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for… Continue Reading »

Techbility Launches World’s First Mobile App for accessibility assessments of the built environment

Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, Built Environment, ICT, News, March 9 2018

Access Inspector Screenshots

TOKYO, JAPAN: Access Inspector, available for iOS and Android devices, is a mobile App designed to assist anyone interested in accessibility of the built environment.  Launched by Techbility as the first mobile app for accessibility assessments of the built environment, Access Inspector is an easy to use checklist tool for assessing… Continue Reading »

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