Claudia.Cahalane | 18 Dec 2017
The latest advances in Artificial Intelligence are powering ever-greater voice-recognition capabilities - but how do we build machines we can to talk in ways that are intelligible and sensible to a range of people, including those with disabilities, asks Léonie Watson’s at TechShare Pro.
Claudia.Cahalane | 11 Dec 2017
“The Echo Dot makes me feel included," says Ellie Southwood, chair of The Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB). “I spend far less time searching for things online; I can multi-task while online and be more productive.
Claudia.Cahalane | 27 Nov 2017
Paul Smyth of Barclays says that 90% of the bank's customers interact with the bank through a screen, so unless those services are accessible the business risks losing 20% of its customers.
Claudia.Cahalane | 25 Nov 2017
The UK branch of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) launched at the TechShare Pro conference in London on 23 November.
Claudia.Cahalane | 31 Oct 2017
The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update released this month has promised ‘breakthroughs in creativity’ – offering options for mixed reality and faster broadcasting for gaming. But, the update - free until the end of the year - also offers several new and updated accessibility features.Here we offer a...
Claudia.Cahalane | 25 Oct 2017
Nearly one in five people in the UK has a disability, including more than eight million of working age. Our new AbilityNet Disability and Employment factsheet shows the steps employers can take to recruit and support people with an impairment or long-term health condition in work.
Claudia.Cahalane | 17 Oct 2017
Journalist Alex Taylor, who uses a wheelchair, writes in the latest Mixmag that nightclubs need to be way more accessible for disabled clubbers, calling out the fact that music fans are still often struggling to get into or around nightclubs.
Claudia.Cahalane | 10 Oct 2017
Google is asking the public - in particular its ‘local guides’ - to add accessibility information to Google Maps. It's hoping that visitors to restaurants, theatres, offices or other venues will add whether entrances, toilets and spaces are suitable for wheelchair users.
Claudia.Cahalane | 03 Oct 2017
The Guardian, Extra Costs Commission and charity We Are Purple say that online shops who want to benefit from the £200 billion purple pound each year are being further urged to make their websites fully accessible to disabled customers.
Claudia.Cahalane | 26 Sep 2017
As a new academic year starts, a new growing season begins and the seeds of the future are being planted at FabFarm! N Ireland. Could a digital aquaponics unit, run by young people with special educational needs, boost employment chances for a marginalised section of society?