Severe COVID-19 Linked With Changes in Eyes – By Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt

Published on 17 February 2021 Severe eye abnormalities have been found in the eyes of some COVID-19 patients, a new study out of France contends. The findings show the need for eye screening, as well as appropriate treatment and management of potentially serious eye problems in these patients, experts say. “We showed that a fewContinue reading Severe COVID-19 Linked With Changes in Eyes – By Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt

The new normal: Getting governments to spend (more and better) for (inclusion) of all persons with disabilities

Organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) have, since long, been advocating for more meaningful allocation of financial resources geared towards the inclusion of persons with disabilities and enabling their full and effective participation. While high income countries in the European Union, for instance, are spending on average 2.1% of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) onContinue reading The new normal: Getting governments to spend (more and better) for (inclusion) of all persons with disabilities

Bank Zero – Accessibility Review for the Blind and Visually impaired

What is Bank Zero? In short, Bank Zero is a mutual digital-only bank offering its services via a smartphone app to businesses and individuals in South Africa. Currently, the mutual digital bank is adding potential customers on a staggered basis. New customers interested in joining will be placed in a waiting queue which, according toContinue reading Bank Zero – Accessibility Review for the Blind and Visually impaired

BritBox – Quick Accessibility overview from a blindness perspective

What is BritBox? BritBox is an online digital video subscription service, operating as a joint venture of the BBC and ITV plc, serving the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. It is focused on British television series and films, mainly featuring current and past series and films supplied from the main UKContinue reading BritBox – Quick Accessibility overview from a blindness perspective

New WHO policy brief on improving access to assistive technology (AT)

WHO has recently published a new policy brief on improving access to assistive technology (AT). Targeted at policy makers, this brief highlights the challenges in access to AT and gives concrete actions to improve access across 5 key areas: people-centered, policy, products, provision, and personnel.   The policy brief advocates for the inclusion of assistiveContinue reading New WHO policy brief on improving access to assistive technology (AT)

Recommendations to employers on accommodating blind and visually impaired employees

Recommendations to employers on accommodating blind and visually impaired employees By Hanif Kruger – mail@hanif.co Last updated on Wednesday 12 August 2020 The outbreak of Covid-19 has wrought disruption on a massive scale, with organisations across the country scrambling to keep their businesses operational while ensuring the safety of their staff. It is clear thatContinue reading Recommendations to employers on accommodating blind and visually impaired employees

Huawei P40 Lite – Quick review – Thumbs down.

Note: This is not a full review. I was rather excited when I got my new Huawei P40 Lite. However, this excitement was short lived.   What was the issue? I was not able to independently activate the screen reader feature on the device without sighted help. Minus 10 points right away.   What then?Continue reading Huawei P40 Lite – Quick review – Thumbs down.

Copyright Bill is a gateway to accessible knowledge and creativity – not American roulette

Written by Denise Nicholson Published on 3 June 2020 In the Covid-19 lockdown situation, the Copyright Bill’s provisions for better access to information for education, research, libraries and archives, museums and galleries, and people with disabilities are desperately needed. Collen Dlamini, the author of the Daily Maverick Opinionista “Copyright Bill: We dodged one bullet –Continue reading Copyright Bill is a gateway to accessible knowledge and creativity – not American roulette