Accessible alternatives to Whatsapp Messenger

What’s the deal? WhatsApp is now reserving the right to share data it collects about you with the broader Facebook network, which includes Instagram, regardless of whether you have accounts or profiles there. Much of the policy, which is about monetising WhatsApp, is broadly in line with what came before, but it now states clearlyContinue reading Accessible alternatives to Whatsapp Messenger

Using Your Smartwatch As A Sleep Tracker Is A Bad Idea

Wearable devices are about to have a moment, and manufacturers are hoping you’ll sleep through it. At the Worldwide Developers Conference 2020, Apple announced that it is adding “sleep-tracking” capabilities to its Apple Watch, the dominant wearable on the market. While it’s surprising that Apple never pushed hard for sleep features before, there may be a goodContinue reading Using Your Smartwatch As A Sleep Tracker Is A Bad Idea

Amazing wearable could detect epileptic seizures an hour before they strike

In just a few short years, wearable devices have gone from futuristic “nice to haves” to real world, here-this-minute lifesavers. But while most of us are content to take our Apple Watch Series 6 blood oxygen sensors for a spin, researchers like Oren Shriki, of the Department of Cognitive and Brain Sciences at Israel’s Ben-GurionContinue reading Amazing wearable could detect epileptic seizures an hour before they strike

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)

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

Videos explaining things with optimistic nihilism. Kurzgesagt, (German for “in a nutshell”), is a German animation studio founded by Philipp Dettmer. The studio’s YouTube channel focuses on minimalist animated educational content, using the flat design style. [1] It discusses scientific, technological, political, philosophical and psychological subjects. Narrated by Steve Taylor, videos on the channel areContinue reading Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

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

Swisscows – Child friendly search engine

Swisscows is the data-safe search engine and the absolute alternative to Google. Swisscows does not monitor and does not store any data. In addition, Swisscows is family-friendly and child-friendly, unlike Startpage and Duckduckgo. Swisscows does not provide any results with pornographic content. Be sure to bookmark the SwissCows web page and share the news especiallyContinue reading Swisscows – Child friendly search engine