M-Enabling Summit 2022 | Digital Inclusion: Strategies for Equal Opportunities, October 24-26, 2022

Attracting leading advocates, corporate executives and accessibility professionals involved in digital inclusion, the M-Enabling Summit is an all-inclusive conference and showcase offering rich networking opportunities, fostering innovative technology that benefits more than one-billion Persons with Disabilities and an expanding population of aging adults globally. With its theme of “Digital Inclusion: Strategies for Equal Opportunities,” the 2022 M-Enabling… Continue Reading »

World Health Organization and International Telecommunication Union Announce Global Standard for Accessibility of Telehealth Services

Background The World Health Organization (WHO) defines telehealth as the “delivery of health care services, where patients and providers are separated by distance. Telehealth uses information communication technology for the exchange of information for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries, research and evaluation, and for the continuing education of health professionals”. Telehealth is… Continue Reading »

Kenya: Report Highlights Increased Usage of Mobiles 

Increased access to disability-friendly technologies has seen the number of Kenyans living with some forms of blindness using mobile phones grow faster than those with speech, hearing and cognitive difficulties. More than half of persons living with visual impairment used mobile phones more compared to those with communication and cognitive difficulties, shows data from the… Continue Reading »

Canada: City of Winnipeg Designs App to Book Accessible Cab Rides

The City of Winnipeg has launched a service that will enable wheelchair users to book rides with accessible vehicles from multiple taxi and personal transportation providers. The new service, a two-year pilot project called Winnipeg WAV (Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle), was announced on Wednesday. Similar to other ride-booking services, users will be able to set their pickup and drop-off locations, and… Continue Reading »

Maldives: Parliament to Broadcast Sign Language Interpretation of Sittings

The Parliament will be broadcasting its sessions with sign language interpretation. The Parliament Secretariat said Speaker Mohamed Nasheed made the decision after a hard of hearing student requested the Speaker to include sign language interpretation of parliament sessions at the ‘Practice Parliament for Youth’. During the session, the Speaker had assured the student that he… Continue Reading »

Spring Applications Now Open for New G3ict/SC4A Country Representatives

G3ict – The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs, through its Smart Cities for All (SC4A) Initiative, is seeking Country Representatives to promote the goals and objectives of G3ict, SC4A, and the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) in countries around the world. Representatives also take part as subject matter experts for G3ict’s various divisions in the development… Continue Reading »

Trinidad and Tobago: NALIS to Partner with WIPO to Benefit from Accessible Books Consortium (ABC)

National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS) entered into an agreement with the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) for visually impaired and otherwise print disabled individuals to have access to a variety of source material and literature content. Details follow in this press release from NALIS: On March 8, 2022, the… Continue Reading »

Mada Center Launches Arab ICT Accessibility Expert Group

Mada Center launched the “Arab ICT Accessibility Expert Group” the first project of its kind in the Arab world and the region, that aims to unify efforts, localize accessibility standards and apply them to various digital platforms, and establish the first specialized virtual forum.  This project comes in confirmation of the Center’s position as the… Continue Reading »

G3ict’s Digital Accessibility Rights Education (DARE) Academy Announces 20 Recipients to Cycle 1 of its Scholarship Fund Program

The DARE Academy Scholarship Fund is G3ict’s pilot program dedicated to opening new potentials for persons with disabilities who are interested in and passionate about advocating for digital accessibility and to get certified as professionals in the field. Twenty recipients have been awarded scholarships as part of Cycle 1 of the scholarship fund program. The… Continue Reading »

New Version of the Qatari Money Reader Application Released

Through the Mada Innovation Program, and in partnership with Qatar Central Bank, Mada center has launched the new version of the “Qatari Money Reader” application on smart phones, one of the most prominent achievements of the strategic partnership between Mada Center and Qatar Central Bank, which aims to provide digitally accessible banking services. Mada Center… Continue Reading »