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Stark wants to make it easier to design accessible websites and software

Stark is a startup that wants to help designers make the software and websites more accessible for people with disabilities, and they’ve created a...

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A Twitter test will remind you to add alt text to images

Alt text, or image descriptions, offer context for people using screen readers, who might be Blind or low-vision.

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Twitter rolls out its closed caption toggle on iOS and Android, tests new ways to start Spaces

Twitter announced this week that it’s introducing a few new features for users. Most notably, the social media giant is rolling out its closed...

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Evinced pushes companies to accelerate accessibility with its dev tools, scoring $38M investment

Evinced is on a mission to make as many web properties accessible as possible, and to do that means getting that work done as early as possible —...

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Waymap’s app helps the visually impaired navigate public transit

The Waymap app provides free audio step-by-step directions to users, directing them within 3 feet of accuracy.

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NexStride gadget that helps people with Parkinsons fight ‘freezing’ attracts $2.8M

One of the challenges faced by people with Parkinson’s disease is the possibility of “freezing” during normal movement, causing...

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Latest Android update brings new features to Gboard, accessibility apps and more

Google has announced several new features that are coming to Android phones, including updates for Gboard stickers, Play Points and accessibility...

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God of War: Ragnarök sets a strong example for next-gen gaming accessibility options

Sony and Microsoft have been rivals in gaming for decades, but one positive aspect that has come out of that recently is a renewed focus on...

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Netflix continues accessibility push with badges for audio and subtitle descriptions

Netflix is expanding its audio descriptions, subtitles, and dubbing in dozens of languages, doubling down on an effort that has been both helpful and...

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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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