Uber faces another lawsuit due to a lack of wheelchair-accessible rides

The Brooklyn Center for Independence for the Disabled, along with other disability rights groups, is suing Uber, alleging Uber is in violation of New York...

Google Maps now lets users add wheelchair accessibility details for locations

Back in December, Google finally added accessibility details to Maps. It was a long awaited addition, but an extremely welcome one for the more than...

At this month’s WWDC, Apple unveiled refined accessibility tools

Steven Aquino Contributor Steven Aquino is a freelance tech writer and iOS accessibility expert. More posts by this contributor: Cover Apple for a while and...

Taking a ride in MIT’s self-driving wheelchair

Over the past few months, CSAIL’s (MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) self-driving wheelchair has become a familiar sight around the MIT halls. It’s a...

Accessibility and communication apps take FCC honors

It may seem strange to see a headline with “FCC” in it that doesn’t concern net neutrality. But the Commission has a wide variety of...

Voiceitt lets people with speech impairments use voice-controlled technology

Voice-controlled technology like Amazon Echo, Siri or hands-free features in Google Maps are things we’re starting to take for granted. But as Mary Meeker’s 2017...

BlindPAD’s tablet makes visual information tactile for the vision-impaired

It’s truly amazing, the wealth of information we all have at our fingertips — that is, of course, unless your fingertips are how you have...

Smart canes and wheelchairs among tech empowering the disabled at CES

Amid the confusion of smart showerheads and selfie drones at CES this year,...

How auto unlock makes the Mac more accessible

Steven Aquino Crunch Network Contributor Steven Aquino is a freelance tech writer and iOS accessibility expert. More posts by this contributor: How to join the...

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EU opens in-depth investigation into Apples Shazam acquisition

The European Commission has announced an in-depth investigation into Apple's proposed $400 million acquisition of popular music recognition app Shazam. The EU regulatory...