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Accessibility In The Workplace: What Businesses Need To Know: Part 3

February 08, 2018

Part 1 of our accessibility series explored the importance of businesses deploying accessible IT to recruit and retain employees with a view to reducing job polarization and inequality. Part 2 described how national equality laws are imposing affirmative obligations on businesses to make “reasonable accommodations” in the workplace for employees with disabilities — which may include ensuring that IT devices and services are enabled with accessibility functions.

Yale to ensure universal website accessibility

January 31, 2018

University Provost Ben Polak last week announced the creation of a new policy requiring Yale websites and applications to be accessible to people with disabilities, one year after the Yale College Council’s disability resources task force highlighted the need for universal accessibility at Yale.

Making digital technologies more accessible to Canadians with disabilities

December 06, 2017

The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development has launched a $22.3-million program, the Accessible Technology Program, a new program that, over the next five years, will co-fund innovative projects to develop new assistive and adaptive digital devices and technologies particularly for Canadians with disabilities.

Senators Warren and Hatch Introduce Bipartisan AIM HIGH Act

November 17, 2017

US Senators Warren and Hatch have introduced the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education Act to develop voluntary guidelines that schools can use to ensure that educational technology is accessible to students with disabilities.

Digital inclusion should become a priority of the new EU Disability Strategy

October 12, 2017

Representatives of various disability organizations and of the European Commission and the European Parliament stressed in a hearing at the European Economic and Social Committee called “The future of the EU Disability strategy after 2020” that the new disability policy framework must emphasize the huge potential of digitalization for people with a disability.

Experts suggest virtual museums for PwDs

October 09, 2017

Experts from various government organizations and urban planners attending the Annual Future Accessibility and Assistive Technology Summit in Dubai recommended the use of virtual reality or augmented reality apps to make cultural institutions such as old mosques and ancient forts in the UAE accessible to persons with disabilities.

Amadeus IT : encourages industry to make accessible travel a reality for all

October 04, 2017

A report by Amadeus on the level of accessibility of traveling around the world reveals that the travel industry or the public sector fail to make traveling for persons with disabilities accessible due to the lack of access to relevant information on accessibility, less responsive service, and the inability to maximize technology that could facilitate the ease of traveling among others.

Support Us In Making Indian Currency Accessible For The Blind

October 04, 2017

The community of partially and non-sighted in India is appealing to the Finance Ministry, Reserve Bank of India and to the Prime Minister to make all modes of monetary transactions including notes, coins, ATMs, websites and apps accessible for all persons with disabilities including those who are blind.

Assistive Technology Funding Allows British Columbians to Continue Working

October 02, 2017

The British Columbia through its Technology@Work program is currently  providing funding for assistive technology to employees, self-employed workers, volunteers, and business owners who are experiencing a barrier in the workplace due to a disability, an injury, or a chronic medical condition such as back, neck, and/or shoulder pain or carpal tunnel syndrome.

Speaker Signs the Heforshe campaign

October 02, 2017

Zambia Minister of General Education Wachinga announced that the ministry has put in place facilities to ensure learners with disabilities have access to quality education just like other mainstream learners during the signing ceremony of the Heforshe campaign.