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ACCESSIBILITY BUZZ – October 2022

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Disabled Americans Reap Remote-Work Reward In Record Employment

By Financial Advisor
The tight-as-a-drum labor market gives employers an incentive to maintain the remote-work benefit for disabled employees, which also helps companies diversify their workforces.


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Web Accessibility for speech recognition users

Web Accessibility for Speech Recognition Users – A Pragmatic Approach

Speech recognition technology has come a long way in recent years. This technology enables computers to understand and interpret human speech. There are many different applications for speech recognition, from voice-activated assistants to hands-free control of devices. 

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A ‘game-changer’ for millions of Americans: You can now buy hearing aids over the counter!

By CNN Health

Now, instead of getting a prescription and having a custom fitting with a hearing health professional, adults can buy hearing aids directly from a store or online. Some doctors estimate that 90% of the population with hearing loss could benefit from these over-the-counter devices.


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Need to ensure greater accessibility for people with disabilities: Justice Chandrachud

By The Indian Express
Supreme Court Justice Chandrachud called on government & private entities to work towards a more just world for people with disabilities while noting the lack of accessibility for them in public & other spaces.

How ‘God Of War’ Made Accessibility A Core Part Of Its Game Design

By News Azi
The 2018 release of God of War did provide some accessibility features such as customizable controls, speaker indicators for subtitles, and the option to skip quick-time events. However, it lacked other crucial options. Shortly after God of War’s 2018 launch, the team began to work on developing an extensive set of accessibility tools for disabled players.

Achieve Digital Accessibility at Scale:
Audit – Maintain – Compliance

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