Disability Connect

Zoom commits to making its platform more accessible

Zoom says it is enhancing its service in order to be more accessible to users with disabilities. The video conferencing platform that’s become ubiquitous as the COVID-19 pandemic has kept people from meeting in person said it will add automatic closed captioning to its free accounts. The functionality, which will be called “Live Transcription,” is …

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Kidney Health For Everyone Everywhere – Living Well With Kidney Disease

Being diagnosed with kidney disease can be a huge challenge, both for the patient and those people around them. Its diagnosis and management, particularly in advanced stages of kidney disease, impacts severely upon their lives by reducing their, and their family and friends’ ability to participate in everyday activities like work, travel and socialising. Kidney …

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6 apps for people who are deaf or have hearing loss

As technology develops, the number of communication options available to persons with total or partial hearing loss grows. In particular, advancements in automatic speech recognition (ASR) have made a dramatic difference to millions of people’s lives. Everyone has a right to an education and access to information, and technology is now making this right a …

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COVID-19 is putting millions of people at risk of blindness

Written by Princess Ifeoma Ike Public Health Optometrist/CEO Princess Vision Eye Clinic Limited Abuja, Nigeria and Global Shaper, Abuja Hub for The World Economic Forum Our eyes are one of nature’s complex wonders. It’s no wonder they are regarded as the window to the soul. The COVID-19 pandemic and associated safety measures have prompted a change in …

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The cartoonists who aren’t afraid to talk about mental health matters

Even a short scroll through a social media feed can leave you feeling anxious, stressed and, at times, more than a little inadequate. Everyone’s life seems to be idyllic- with perfect children, a dreamy partner and the dream job. Even if you don’t struggle with mental health, studies have shown that social media can trigger …

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