The finalists in this year’s Inclusive Design Award demonstrate the amazing quality of entries in this year’s AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards, including cutting edge tech, a groundbreaking Government team, a business and a theater company. Sponsored by Scope, the Inclusive Design Award celebrates those who are thinking about inclusion from the very start of their project and is the first time it has been part of the Tech4Good Awards.
Category Archives: Assisitive Technology
From Pickles and Papyrus to Bats and Brains
My life has been enriched by tactile experiences—and pickles—ever since I can remember. From the time I was a totally blind baby, my parents and the other adults in my life encouraged me to explore the world through my four senses.
Comcast Now Lets You Control Your TV With Your Eyes
SEVEN YEARS AGO, telecommunications heavyweight Comcast recruited Tom Wlodkowski to make the company’s services more accessible to people with disabilities.
Apple’s global accessibility head on the company’s new features for iOS 13 and macOS Catalina
From dark mode in iOS 13 to a redesigned user interface in tvOS to the dismantling of iTunes to the coming of iPadOS, Apple made a slew of announcements at its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on Monday in San Jose. And accessibility was there in full force.
IKEA launches gaming products focused on accessibility and esports
IKEA is partnering with medical wearables company UNYQ to release a line of gaming accessibility product.
From Segways to Ceefax: how inclusive design helps everyone
Many tech innovations were originally designed to help people with disabilities. These 10 examples have become part of everyone’s lives.
Using Voice Interfaces to Make Products More Inclusive
Whether you’re creating services, physical products, or software, inclusive design is essential. Inclusive design means making products accessible to, and usable by, as many people as possible. Voice user interfaces (VUIs) are a terrific tool for accomplishing this goal.
Strengthen inclusion, participation of people with autism to ‘achieve their full potential’ says UN chief
On World Autism Awareness Day, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres underscored in his message on Tuesday, the importance of technology which helps people living with autism “achieve their full potential”.
5 Mobile Apps That Can Help People With Disabilities
Smartphones have become essential in everyday life and with Apple’s unwavering commitment to creating a platform that is accessibility-friendly they are also ensuring that there are an entire suite of features for disabled users too.
Adding Alternative Text to Your FaceBook Photos from the FaceBook App
Straight from the Tech Abilities Podcast, we bring you the Alt Text demo. This works great and now more and more photos may get posted and the alternative text will give us all a clue to what the picture is displaying.