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Displaying items by tag: disabilities

Obviously, heydoor doesn't as yet have a magic COVID cure that would truly let us all live life without restrictions, but we're told its new mobile app and SaaS back-end "supports people living with physical and psychological disabilities to live life without restrictions, with access to their favourite retailers, product and service providers throughout Australia."

Published in Apps

Australians and New Zealanders believe more can be done by digital services providers for those living with a disability or in regional areas, according to new research.

Published in Market

Given the current Covid-19 crisis and the greater shift to digital channels by customers, the need for digital accessibility is paramount. However, many business leaders in Australia are often unaware of their organisation’s accessibility obligations by law or can be overwhelmed by a myriad of technical hurdles when it comes to implementation.

Published in Business IT

Western Sydney University has been awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage grant worth over $700,000 to investigate how future Artificial Intelligence (AI) developments and policy can ensure economic, social and cultural inclusion for Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds who are living with disabilities.

Published in Strategy

People with disability will now be able to access in-store information about telco products suited to their needs through a new partnership between disability telecommunications service Accessible Telecoms and Vodafone Australia.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australia’s three largest telcos have been warned by the telecommunications regulator over breaches of safeguards for consumers with disabilities.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australians who are older, Indigenous or have disabilities reported record losses to scammers in 2018, according to the latest Scamwatch report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Published in Security

Microsoft Australia is partnering with Remarkable, a division of Cerebral Palsy Alliance, to sponsor two start-ups who are focused on creating AI solutions that aim to improve the lives of Australians with disabilities.

Published in Health

Technology such as artificial intelligence has a pivotal role to play when it comes to supporting people with disabilities in Australia and creating a more inclusive society, according to researchers at Western Sydney University.

Published in Health
Thursday, 04 August 2016 12:11

USO should include data services: ACCAN

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) wants the Universal Service Obligation governing the telecommunications industry expanded to guarantee data services, not just the supply of standard telephone services guaranteed in the existing USO.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The federal government has released a consultation paper aimed at improving communication options for Australians with disability and ensuring the sustainability of the National Relay Service (NRS).

Published in Government Tech Policy
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

To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, mobile phone manufacturers have agreed to implement a number of changes to their voluntary reporting of features on mobile phone models that can assist customers with special needs or disabilities.

Published in Mobility

Despite the ICT industry's role in developing technologies that enable people with disabilities to be accommodated in workplaces, the industry itself still discriminates against such people and is thus ignoring a large and potentially valuable pool of talent, a new report claims.

Published in Strategy




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