The Potential of IoT Technologies for People with Disabilities

While being able to dim your lights, lock your doors, and adjust the thermostat using voice commands or a simple interface on your smartphone may seem like convenient novelties to some, for disabled individuals these can be essential to maintaining a safe, healthy, enjoyable home life. For example, a quadriplegic who cannot physically open theirContinue reading “The Potential of IoT Technologies for People with Disabilities”

New Vision-Impaired User Interface – Virgin Australia

  Virgin Australia has become the first airline in the Asia Pacific region, and the second airline in the world, to introduce an in-flight entertainment (IFE) user interface for passengers who are blind or have low vision. … The new interface increases accessibility to IFE content through simplified screen layouts, larger icons and voice prompts.Continue reading “New Vision-Impaired User Interface – Virgin Australia”

New Guide for Affordable and Accessible Technology Now Available Online

A new guide from ACCAN and Media Access Australia was launched this year at the annual ACCAN conference. The Affordable Access project addresses two of the key pillars of digital inclusion – affordability and accessibility of technology. The Affordable Access project is an online guide which provides information on low-cost technology with useful accessibility features. TheContinue reading “New Guide for Affordable and Accessible Technology Now Available Online”

Apple brings AirPod-style streaming, Live Listen accessibility to MFi hearing aids

  Apple has enhanced its iOS accessibility features for users with hearing impairments, adapting its enhanced Bluetooth-based streaming to Made For iPhone hearing aids while introducing Live Listen, a feature that uses an iPhone’s mic to focus on conversations in loud environments.   Curated by (Lifekludger) Read full article at Source: Apple brings AirPod-style streaming,Continue reading “Apple brings AirPod-style streaming, Live Listen accessibility to MFi hearing aids”

New accessible purchasing rules for Australian government – Information Access Group

In great news for people with disability, last month the Australian Government announced that all levels of government will adopt an internationally aligned standard for purchasing websites, software and digital devices. This means that, when governments buy products and services, they must be accessible. … So, this is a great step forward for inclusion inContinue reading “New accessible purchasing rules for Australian government – Information Access Group”

NY Slant – Uber and Accessibility

Amid Uber’s rapid unregulated expansion, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and nine other urban mayors have wisely chosen to develop a global rulebook to confront economic and social challenges of the sharing economy. This new coalition has a prime opportunity to finally end Uber’s discrimination against wheelchair users in New York and acrossContinue reading “NY Slant – Uber and Accessibility”