Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Welcomes Amazon as Charter Member

Europe, ICT, News, June 19 2018

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INTERNATIONAL: The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) today announced that Amazon has become its newest charter member, joining other industry leaders Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Nominet and Adaptrum. Amazon’s membership follows its commissioning and publishing of a report which found that greater digital adoption in rural areas could add more than £12 billion… Continue Reading »

TIA Announces 2018 Global Sustainability Awards

Americas, ICT, News, June 18 2018

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Arlington, VA, USA: The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, announced on the 14th of June its 2018 Annual Global Sustainability Awards, recognizing performance and innovation in corporate sustainability. This year’s winners were selected across four different pathways: Nokia won the 2018 Global Sustainability… Continue Reading »

Blackboard Launches New Website Accessibility Solution

Americas, ICT, News, June 15 2018

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  USA: Building on its longstanding commitment to accessibility, Blackboard Inc. announced on May 17th the launch of Blackboard Ally for Web, leveraging the company’s groundbreaking technology to support institutions and organizations looking to improve the accessibility of their public-facing websites. Currently being implemented by hundreds of institutions, Blackboard Ally first… Continue Reading »

TIA Launches Network Service Assurance Program

Americas, Assistive Technology, ICT, News, May 31 2018

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ARLINGTON, VA; USA : The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, announced on May 30th a new Network Service Assurance Program. As part of TIA’s Technology Solutions community, this multi-year program will bring together carriers, suppliers, consultants, auditing firms, and others, to help establish… Continue Reading »

Internet for Everyone: How to Make a Website Accessible for People with Disabilities

ICT, Middle East, Universal Design, May 28 2018

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ISRAEL: Yit, which develops and maintains over 50 websites including Ynet, Calcalist, Bigdeal, Blazer, and Winwin among others, have made their clients’ websites accessible to all people with disabilities through a dedicated widget developed by Equalweb. Every day most of the people in the world surf the Internet without thinking of accessibility,… Continue Reading »

The IDeA Competition Deadline May 31, 2018

Americas, Assistive Technology, ICT, News, May 23 2018

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CANADA: The Innovative Design for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition aims to inspire  students to use their creativity to develop innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions to accessibility-related issues resulting in communities that are more accessible for persons with disabilities. The objectives of the program are: to contribute to the creation of a culture of… Continue Reading »

GDS Consults on Website and App Accessibility

Assistive Technology, Europe, ICT, May 19 2018

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UNITED KINGDOM: Feedback exercise provides step towards compliance with EU directive by 2021. The Government Digital Service (GDS) has launched a consultation on the accessibility of public sector websites and apps as part of the move towards compliance with an EU directive on the issue. It has set out the… Continue Reading »

Blackboard Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day with Series of Informative Webinars

Americas, Assistive Technology, Events, ICT, Universal Design, Webinar, May 16 2018

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WASHINGTON, USA: 2nd annual Blackboard webinar series will convene experts from around the globe to share insights on creating inclusive learning experiences for all. In recognition of the seventh annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Blackboard will host a series of no cost, informative webinars covering hot topics related to digital access in… Continue Reading »

Yoocan, TOM, Access Israel Host Showcase & Competition for Assistive Technologies Startups

Events, ICT, Middle East, May 9 2018

Gidi Grinstein (TOM), Moshe Gaon (yoocan) & Yuval Wagner (Access Israel)

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL: On April 29, 2018 at the Access Israel innovation conference in Tel Aviv, seven companies (Freewill, User Accessibility, Right-Hear, Equal Web, Project Ray, Make Sense & Step Hear) competed for the “best presentation.” The winner was Right-Hear, an accessibility solution for people who are blind or visually… Continue Reading »

APPLY for Disability Data Workshop on 10th of June in NYC – Prior to CoSP

Americas, Events, ICT, May 7 2018

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NEW YORK, USA: Prior to the 11th session of the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, apply to participate in a one day workshop on the Measurement of Disability, to be held on the 10th of June, in New York.  The Workshop will include modules… Continue Reading »

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