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Capes, apps and AI – what future tech holds for disabled...

Focusing on the future of technology and disability, attendees were given the chance to see and hear about some of the latest advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and smart technologies

Creating a culture of inclusion at Barclays – inspiring hearts, educating...

By focusing on guidelines, standards and processes you build compliant products, but if you focus on people and fostering a culture of inclusion, you recognise that standards and guidelines are merely the start line and not the finish line.

The case for a single standard of accessibility and how your...

Need to put down a single standard for pursuing improvement in an objective way. The Accessibility Maturity Model (AMM) is designed to establish a performance baseline for IT accessibility within an organisation.

League table would help government departments improve on assistive technology

There is a widespread lack of knowledge and understanding of what mainstream technology can actually do for disabled people.

Three key rules for accessible businesses

Organisations are missing out on a vast pool of talent by failing to recruit employees with disabilities. These employees will often be great problem-solvers and will provide you with a different perspective.

A vision splendid

Losing eyesight to a degenerative eye condition, cone rod dystrophy, is life-changing, not life-threatening and needn’t define who you are.

Australia’s digital divide is not going away

The digital divide is particularly relevant to people with disabilities because many PWDs are on very low incomes, in receipt of welfare payments and cannot afford internet access or the latest devices. This is even more of a problem with lots of services being delivered digitally.

Considerations for accessible web design and motor impairment

As designers and developers we should all be seeking to create experiences that are as inclusive as possible.

Why accessibility testing with real users is so important

There is no 'one size fits all' way to know if what you’ve built will work until you test it with the people who will be expected to use it.

The technology that gave Stephen Hawking a voice should be accessible...

It’s time to make communication systems like the one Stephen Hawking used available for all who need it, so that they too can have their chance to shine.