After a year of criticism, Twitter is finally introducing automatically generated captions to the voice tweets feature. The latest improvement addresses accessibility concerns for iOS users.
Microsoft has emphasized that Windows 11 is built with accessibility in mind through new and redesigned components, services, and APIs. It calls this initiative the "modern accessibility platform".
Microsoft has announced a handful of ways Xbox is celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day. New accessibility features are on the way for Xbox Party Chat, Gears 5, and Minecraft.
Apple has announced an array of accessibility-focused features and updates for its products. The company is also launching SignTime, a service that provides live ASL sessions for shopping and support.
Multiple updates were announced to the Spotify app today, which include a beta version of a podcast transcription feature, a text-resizing capability, and increased readability features.
Microsoft has partnered with the UK government to help people with disabilities gain access to support they need to find jobs. The firm is also working with SeeAbility to address social isolation.
TikTok creators will soon be able to add automatically generated captions to their videos. The option will appear on the editing page after a video has been uploaded or recorded by the creator.
HBO Max shows are now more easily accessible to customers with visual impairment or disabilities with the platform's new audio descriptions. The new feature is rolling out on the web and mobile.
Today, Microsoft announced what's next for accessibility on Xbox, not only updating its game design guidelines for accessibility, but also giving developers a new way to test their games.
Facebook has improved its automatic alternative text feature to help describe photos to the visually impaired. It now detects photo contents ten times better and gives better descriptions.
Google is rolling out a new update for Chrome OS, bringing it to version 86 to align with the Chrome browser. This release focuses on accessibility improvements, with new cursor colors and more.
Google recently made Google Assistant more accessible to users on Windows 10, especially those with accessibility needs. Here's how to set up Snap Core First to use the Assistant without speaking.
Google has announced a new feature for Android phones, which it calls noise notifications. It's aimed at users with hearing impairments and will let them know about important sounds around them.
Microsoft today announced that it is bringing support for the Immersive Reader accessibility tool to OneDrive and PowerPoint files. It is also adding 18 new neural text-to-speech languages.
Twitter has announced two new groups that will be responsible for improving accessibility of its existing and new features, addressing criticisms after it launched voice tweets in June.
Samsung has been award accreditation by the Royal National Institute of Blind People for including features on its 2020 Smart TVs that make them more accessible for those with vision impairments.
Samsung has been awarded accessibility certification for its Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note10 devices. The award was given by ONCE Foundation, a Spanish NGO, for their accessibility features.
A new app Tap, Tap brings the double-tap on the back gesture as seen on iPhones in iOS 14 to all Android 7.0+ devices. The app is completely free to use and lets users stack actions as well.
Mozilla has launched Firefox 77, it's not a big update but for those in the UK it brings Pocket recommendations to the new tab page. Another noteworthy change is the new page for viewing certificates.
Google today announced that it is bringing a new virtual talkback braille keyboard to Android. The feature was developed with braille researchers and is rolling out to Android version 5.0 or newer.
With Action Blocks for Google Assistant, you can add shortcuts to any voice/text commands that are supported by the virtual assistant right on your homescreen where they can be reached easily.
Microsoft has updated its mixed reality app, Guides for HoloLens, offering support for additional languages, accessibility improvements, and more. This release bumps the app to version 104.1908.24001.
The latest iteration of Microsoft's Flight Simulator series will support fan-made content and third-party content development. Accessibility has also been noted by Microsoft as a key part of the game.
Microsoft has launched a set of four games on the Microsoft Store under the "Eyes First" branding. These titles are based on popular mobile games, but adapted to be played with eye tracking.
Phil Spencer stated today that video games are a unifying force for the world. Noting Microsoft's commitment to inclusive gaming, a number of steps have been outlined to improve this aspect.
Seeing AI is a Microsoft app that narrates the world for blind users, using their smartphone cameras. Today, it has been updated to include a couple of nifty new features and native iPad support.
Microsoft highlights new Accessibility features in the October Update. The updates focus on improving Ease of Access, Narrator and Learning Tools. The October 2018 update is available now.
Google has updated Gboard for iOS. In the 1.29.0 update, users can now enable the Morse code keyboard. Aside from being pretty cool for anyone to know, the feature will greatly help disabled people.
Announced a few weeks ago, Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller is now available to pre-order for $99.99, and according to the listing, the accessibility controller will be released in September.
Following rumors from earlier this week, Microsoft has taken the wraps off the Xbox Adaptive Controller, a controller aimed at gamers with limited mobility which is fully customizable.
Today, Microsoft announced new accessibility features that will be coming to Windows 10 over the course of the next year, some of which are already available in Insider Preview builds.
Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, has claimed that a third of all new daily users are disappointed with the service because they struggle to work out what to do. He said the service needs to be easier to use.
GM has said it can already roll out its electric and driverless Cruise AV in 7 states in the USA. The company believes it can overcome any other final and federal legal hurdles by 2019.
More than a year after ending the Windows 10 free upgrade offer for the general public, Microsoft will finally end its extended offer to assistive technology users this Sunday, December 31.
As part of an effort to remove apps that exploit Accessibility services to serve malware, Google has emailed developers to remove their app if it doesn't really help users with the app experience.
A team from the University of Lancaster has developed a system which makes it possible to make any object into a remote controller for your television. Even things like a mug or your head.
Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will soon be getting support for eye tracking - dubbed "Eye Control" - making it more accessible to people affected by ALS and other disabilities.
A civil rights organisation called the Equal Rights Center has filed a lawsuit against ride-sharing company Uber, for failing to provide wheelchair-accessible vehicles for riders in Washington DC.
Microsoft has detailed numerous improvements to accessibility that it has made in EdgeHTML 15 in the Windows 10 Creators Update. The company has fixed a number of user-reported bugs as well.
Accessibility enhancements in the Fall Creators Update include improvements to Narrator, better support for braille input, color filters, new Magnifier features, Learning Tools in Edge, and more.