A study published by Deque Systems - a digital accessibility company and conducted by Nucleus Research shows that 70% of Internet websites in certain industries such as e-commerce, e-government, news and information, etc. are unavailable to visually impaired users.
Earlier this year, Google announced it was working on Project Euphonia, an initiative aimed to use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve computers' abilities to understand diverse speech patterns, such as the speech of people with speech impairments.
Telecomms corporation Comcast has launched a remote digital set-top box interface that allows anyone to change the channel using an eye tracker.
The charitable organisation Leonard Cheshire has reported a 33% increase in reports of online hate crime against persons with disabilities between 2017 and 2018 in the UK.
The European Union (EU) Parliament has approved the enactment of the European Disabilities Act. This is considered as an important first step that will pave the way for EU legislation to that will ensure that products and services become accessible for persons with disabilities.
Wireless RERC has published a Mobile Phone Accessibility Review as input to the US Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) biennial evaluation of the impact of the commission's regulations that implement the
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) published a report on the use of misleading or aggressive retail sales practices by Canada’s large telecommunications carriers.
Google has launched two new apps that will cater to the deaf and the hearing impaired.