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Displaying items by tag: Accessibility

Chinese smartphone maker realme has released an updated user interface for the skin it uses over Android, with UI 2.0 to be available for a number of devices including the realme 7 Pro, the 7 5G, X3 SuperZoom, realme 6 and C12 models.

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 12:42

ACMA sets new phone accessibility rules

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has updated industry rules to help ensure people with specific communications needs – such as people with vision and hearing impairments – can find out whether particular phones support their requirements.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Thursday, 16 May, is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and Craig Smith, who works as a school educator in Australia and around the world working with children on the autism spectrum, tells us all about the inspiring inclusive technologies you need to know about – and can even use yourself!

Published in Development

The Australian Greens political party has announced a "plan to fix NBN, protect digital rights and ensure our digitally-connected world is accessible", so what are the details?

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Microsoft recently announced its new Xbox Adaptive Controller, a "first-of-its-kind device designed for gamers with limited mobility", and now this device will come with easy to open packaging in September 2018.

Published in Home Tech

Mother of software-based Dragons now breathing new life into disability sector is Nuance, whose newly released Dragon Accessibility software has gained the approval of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Published in Home Tech
Friday, 19 December 2014 06:17

ACCAN welcomes accessibility inclusion

Consumer group ACCAN has congratulated the Government on its inclusion of ‘accessibility’ in the current Request for Tender for ICT hardware and services.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 19 September 2014 05:45

Telstra launches accessibility initiatives

Telstra has announced a new portal to help the disabled choose equipment, has stopped using CAPTCHA, and is captioning some BigPond content.

Published in Home Tech

Finalists for the Apps for All Challenge, a competition run by the Australian Humans Rights Commission in conjunction with Australia's telco consumer lobby organisation ACCAN were announced today. 

Published in Mobility
Friday, 21 June 2013 08:27

ABC to alter its apps for visually disabled

The ABC will upgrade its app after revelations that disabled people are finding it unusable.

Published in Mobility

A charity which brings digital fun and learning opportunities to 5,000 children in hospices nationwide was the toast of the first Technology4Good Awards, winning both the Accessibility Award and the Best in Show.

Wednesday, 04 May 2011 10:20

Auslan goes Android at Sports Museum

Australia's National Sports Museum is using Android to deliver Auslan and caption versions of audio descriptions to Deaf and hearing impaired visitors.

Published in Virtualisation
Sunday, 18 October 2009 09:24

Google gets accessible

A very significant number of people in the world are either born with or acquire disabilities in their lifetime.  Recognising this, Google has created a single location to bring together all resources available to support these people.

Published in Home Tech

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