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