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How Airbnb handles discrimination claims

How Airbnb handles discrimination claims When disability rights lawyer Haben Girma, who is blind and deaf, booked an apartment in London via Airbnb last month, she says the host cancelled her reservation after she disclosed that her guide dog would be joining her. Prior to the cancellation, Girma and the host, Kirk […]

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Logitech accessory kit makes the Xbox Adaptive Controller even more accessible

Logitech accessory kit makes the Xbox Adaptive Controller even more accessible Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller was a breath of fresh air in a gaming world that has largely failed to consider the needs of people with disabilities. Now Logitech has joined the effort to empower this diverse population with an expanded set […]

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This tactile display lets visually impaired users feel on-screen 3D shapes

This tactile display lets visually impaired users feel on-screen 3D shapes Using a computer and modern software can be a chore to begin with for the visually impaired, but fundamentally visual tasks like 3D design are even harder. This Stanford team is working on a way to display 3D information, like in […]

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Live Caption, Google’s automatic captioning technology, is now available on Pixel 4

Live Caption, Google’s automatic captioning technology, is now available on Pixel 4 Live Caption, Google’s automatic captioning system first introduced at its I/O developer conference this May, is now officially available, alongside the launch of the new Pixel 4. But unlike some of the other technologies highlighted at the company’s Pixel hardware […]

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Apple Watch Series 5’s banner feature needs to be turned up to 11

Apple Watch Series 5’s banner feature needs to be turned up to 11 Steven Aquino Contributor Share on Twitter Steven Aquino is a freelance tech writer and iOS accessibility expert. More posts by this contributor Apple puts accessibility features front and center Apple’s global accessibility head on the company’s new features for […]

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iPhone 11 Pro is the most accessible iPhone yet

iPhone 11 Pro is the most accessible iPhone yet Last year’s iPhone was an outlier for me. Although I reviewed the then-new iPhone XS line, the model I ultimately chose for myself was the “lesser” iPhone XR. I chose it mostly for aesthetic reasons. As much as I appreciated its well-rounded technical […]

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Google announces Action Blocks, a new accessibility tool for creating mobile shortcuts

Google announces Action Blocks, a new accessibility tool for creating mobile shortcuts Google today announced Action Blocks, a new accessibility tool that allows you to create shortcuts for common multi-step tasks with the help of the Google Assistant. In that respect, Action Blocks isn’t all that different from Shortcuts on iOS, for […]

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Amazon’s Echo Show can now identify household pantry items held in front of its camera

Amazon’s Echo Show can now identify household pantry items held in front of its camera Amazon is introducing a new feature to its Alexa Show device designed to help blind and other low-vision customers identify common household pantry items by holding them up in front of Alexa’s camera and asking what it […]

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Google details AI work behind Project Euphonia’s more inclusive speech recognition

Google details AI work behind Project Euphonia’s more inclusive speech recognition As part of new efforts towards accessibility, Google announced Project Euphonia at I/O in May: An attempt to make speech recognition capable of understanding people with non-standard speaking voices or impediments. The company has just published a post and its paper […]

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May Mobility reveals prototype of a wheelchair-accessible autonomous vehicle

May Mobility reveals prototype of a wheelchair-accessible autonomous vehicle Autonomous transportation startup May Mobility is doing more than just talking about accessibility when it comes to self-driving transportation tech development. The company recently began developing a wheelchair-accessible prototype version of its autonomous shuttle vehicle, and just concluded an initial round of gathering […]

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