The WordPress Accessibility Team is organizing a new online event called WP Accessibility Day that will take place on October 2, 2020.
A recent survey from the Canadian Council of the Blind reported the blind and partially sighted community is significantly struggling amid the pandemic.
The City-led Object Recognition for Blind Image Training (ORBIT) research project is recruiting blind and low vision users to record videos of objects that are important to them. The objects will be used in the training and testing of artificial intelligence (AI) models for personalizing object recognition.
In celebration of this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Deque is offering free training of its basic accessibility fundamentals bootcamp.
In response to COVID-19 more and more institutions are using Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology to facilitate patient care.
Google has debuted a kid-focused voice assistant named Diya as part of its new educational app for Android called Read Along.
Scottish technology company Neatebox is offering supermarkets across the UK access to innovative new technology which, the company claims, can remove the challenges millions of individuals are currently facing when they visit a store during the pandemic.
You know what’s not fun? Wearing a face mask to help slow the spread of COVID-19 like a responsible citizen, and then getting fogged-up glasses. Yes, we’d rather get foggy glasses than catch or spread this unprecedented virus—or go against CDC recommendations to wear a face covering in public.
As companies continue to solve virtual reality’s biggest hardware and software challenges, many researchers have been working on next-generation VR peripherals that will enable users to “feel” digital objects.
Apple recently introduced its first version of exposure notification API. The API has been designed to allow apps developed by public health authorities to notify users who come into contact with COVID-19 victims. The Exposure Notification will let a user know if they have been exposed to the virus. The beta was recently released and if you have installed the latest beta on your iPhone or iPad, you can make use of the feature right now.