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New Menu-Reading, Web-Based App Helps Visually Impaired

April 12, 2018

ShopABLED is encouraging restaurants to subscribe to its recently developed mobile restaurant menus app called Menus4ALL which helps anyone who is partially or non-sighted to access menus independently.

Why Hospitals Should Care More About Digitally Accessibility

April 12, 2018

About 87% of office-based physicians have already adopted the Electronic Health Records, a technology developed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology aimed at eliminating the use of paper records and making information more accessible to patients and physicians with disabilities.

Audio-descriptive commentary to be offered at Russia 2018

April 06, 2018

The Local Organizing Committee of the   2018 FIFA World Cup Russia will be making the event more accessible by providing audio-descriptive commentary for blind and partially sighted football fans.

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Tech Companies Like Google and Airbnb are Expanding Their Accessibility Services

April 02, 2018

Leading global companies such as Microsoft, Google, AirBnB and Uber are leveraging the power of technology to make traveling more accessible for persons with disabilities who constitute a $1 trillion market share.

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Revision of the Regulations Requiring Websites and Applications to be Accessible for People with Disabilities in Israel

March 13, 2018

The Knesset Labor, Welfare, and Health Committee has approved a  comprehensive revision of Regulation 35 of Accessibility to Online Services Regulations which aims to strike a balance between the need to make online services accessible to people with disabilities and the technological and economic burdens deriving from implementation of these accessibility requirements.

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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.