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Fable funds quest for accessibility-inclusive development with $10M A round

The importance of designing accessibility in software from the ground up has only been emphasized by the pandemic, and as a consequence Fable’s...

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Apple adds live captions to iPhone and Mac, plus more accessibility upgrades to come

Apple has released a bevy of new accessibility features for iPhone, Apple Watch, and Mac, including a universal live captioning tool, improved visual...

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DOJ warns that misuse of algorithmic hiring tools could violate accessibility laws

AI tools for the hiring process have become a hot category, but the Department of Justice warns that careless use of these processes could lead to...

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Ava sets the example for universal live captioning and raises $10M to keep building

Ava's tools provide instant captions for any voice the user hears, whether that's in a video call, on a Tiktok video or out with friends.

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The BNPL crackdown hasn’t crushed Walnut and its latest $110M Series A

The startup is back with fresh funding this time in the form of a $110 million Series A round.

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Twitter is testing a ‘CC’ button that will let you turn video captions on or off

Twitter announced today that it’s beginning to test a “CC” button that will let users turn video captions on or off. The feature is...

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A quarter of a century later, Quake gets modern accessibility features

Accessibility features in games are becoming more common these days, but it's still nowhere near enough. Fortunately Quake is getting some...

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GSA looks into facial recognition bias and improving accessibility in federal web services

The U.S. General Services Administration, which procures and investigates tech for things like government websites and online services, is making a...

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Twitter launches improved alt text accessibility features globally

Now, alt text image descriptions -- an accessibility practice -- are more visible on Twitter than ever.

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Microsoft’s PeopleLens project helps blind kids learn social cues in conversation

Among the challenges of growing up with a visual impairment is learning and participating in the social and conversational body language used by...

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Inclusive live commerce: Engaging live agents to move beyond captioning

Solving for the widest possible range of abilities tends to create unintended benefits for all.

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Accessible hiring practices to solve for The Great Resignation

With so many organizations reevaluating their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, recruiters need to identify access as a key ingredient...

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Accessibility awareness is on the rise, but is it turning into action?

Are organizations finally getting the message on the importance of accessibility?

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Report shows accessibility in gaming is both challenge and opportunity

The gaming community, developers and publishers are beginning to embrace accessibility as a core part of the business and hobby, but there’s a...

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Clubhouse finally has live captions on iOS

Clubhouse announced yesterday that closed captioning is now rolling out for iOS. This essential accessibility feature has been long missed from the...

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Cognixion raises $12M to build its brain-monitoring headset for people with disabilities

Cognixion, a startup designing an intuitive brain-monitoring headset and interface for people with physical disabilities, has raised a $12M A round...

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Tobii’s TD Pilot brings gaze-based typing, text-to-speech and app navigation to iPad

Tobii is bringing its eye-tracking tech to the iPad with TD Pilot, a case meant to turn Apple’s tablet into a powerful all-in-one tool for...

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Sight Tech Global agenda announced

The second annual Sight Tech Global conference, a virtual, free event on December 1-2, will convene the world’s top experts on advanced...

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Google tests Project Relate, a voice recognition and synthesis app for people with speech impairments

Google is looking for help developing an Android app aimed at providing more communication options for people with speech impairments. Project...

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Apple and Amazon ML/AI leads to speak on accessibility at Sight Tech Global 2021

Sensors and data are proliferating. Whether it’s from a phone, a car or smart home devices, astonishing amounts of data fuel the work of...

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Neurodiversity in technology: Are businesses missing out on key talent?

Neurodiversity presents a huge opportunity for leaders to bring in unique talent with different skill sets to drive progress in the tech industry.

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The red flag meme is a red flag for accessibility

If you’ve been on Twitter lately, you’ve probably seen the red flag meme that’s going around — you quote a phrase that would...

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Mike Shebanek and Matt King share W3C accessibility project at Sight Tech Global 2021

Millions of people who are blind or visually impaired use a technology known as a screen reader to access the Web. However, few websites are coded to...

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3 steps tech innovators can take to create a more equal society

Tech accessibility is critical to social connection, professional proliferation and civic engagement. That's why we can't stop now. Here...

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YouTube announces new audio features aimed at making videos more accessible

YouTube announced several new audio features on Thursday, some of which have already rolled out while others will launch in the coming months....

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Microsoft’s Saqib Shaikh, lead on Seeing AI, is returning to Sight Tech Global, Dec. 1-2

At last year’s inaugural Sight Tech Global event, a virtual event dedicated to applications of AI and related tech to accessibility for people...

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Stark, a hub for accessible software design, launches a Mac app in beta

Today, Stark launched a private beta for its Stark for Mac app, which streamlines accessibility compliance to make products more inclusive while...

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Google powers up assistive tech in Android with facial gesture-powered shortcuts and switches

Making smartphones more accessible is always a good idea, and Google’s latest features bring quick actions and navigation to people whose...

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