As Hollywood and tech look to boost diversity, accessibility is finally having its moment

As Hollywood and tech look to boost diversity, accessibility is finally having its moment

Studios and tech giants have ramped up efforts to include people with disabilities, but the work's just begun.

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Google updates Voice Access app, expands to more devices

Google updates Voice Access app, expands to more devices

The rollout comes on International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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Instagram Stories adds auto-caption sticker so you can watch without sound

Instagram Stories adds auto-caption sticker so you can watch without sound

It's a feature accessibility advocates have long requested.

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Instagram Stories adds auto-caption sticker so you can watch without sound
It's a feature accessibility advocates have long requested.
5 days ago
Why tech accessibility matters, and the long road to improving it
A growing list of companies including Google and Apple are incorporating more accessible design, but progress lags. Here's why experts say that needs to change.
Apr 10, 2021
Tech accessibility is lagging. Here's why that needs to change
People with disabilities are often overlooked in product design, shutting millions out. More companies are recognizing the problem.
Apr 10, 2021
Google Chrome adds real-time, automatic captions for web content
Live Caption, first made available on Android, helps users who are deaf or hard of hearing access audio content.
Mar 18, 2021
Starbucks now offers access to app for blind, low-vision customers
The Aira app pairs customers with remote agents who can share product descriptions and other visual information.
Mar 15, 2021
How speech to text, password managers and other tech helped me work with a broken collarbone
Commentary: Accessibility tech is steadily improving.
Feb 26, 2021
Android updates TalkBack screen reader with new voice commands, language options
The upgraded features are designed to help those who are blind or low vision more easily navigate their devices.
Feb 23, 2021
Apple Safari builds speech recognition into the web with MacOS 11.3
Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge already can turn your words into text.
Feb 2, 2021
Facebook improves alt text photo descriptions for blind, visually impaired users
The feature can now recognize landmarks, activities and types of animals.
Jan 19, 2021
Samsung makes its 2021 TVs more accessible for people with vision or hearing disabilities
The company also is developing new innovations that would use AI to make its TVs more accessible -- and is working on making its TVs respond to sign language commands.
Jan 11, 2021
As Hollywood and tech look to boost diversity, accessibility is finally having its moment
Studios and tech giants have ramped up efforts to include people with disabilities, but the work's just begun.
Dec 14, 2020
Google updates Voice Access app, expands to more devices
The rollout comes on International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Dec 3, 2020
Apple redesigns accessibility site with tips for people with vision, hearing, other disabilities
The revamp is trying to make it easier for people to find out how to customize their devices.
Dec 3, 2020