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Giga! boosts app accessibility for Singapore's disabled community
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digitisation
StarHub's Giga! enhances digital inclusivity for People with Disabilities (PWDs) in Singapore through new, integrated accessibility features and continued free service, endorsing the Digital for Life initiative.
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IWD 2024: Driving inclusion - Lessons I learnt from the automotive sector
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workplace culture
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Challenging the male-dominated culture in the automotive sector has taught invaluable lessons for better inclusion, says former HR head of a leading automotive retail company.
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Exclusive: D2L spearheading accessible eLearning revolution
Mon, 18th Dec 2023
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e-learning
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learning
In an exclusive interview with Tony Maguire of D2L, he highlights the evolution of eLearning and its impact on inclusivity in Australasia.
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Australian NFP sector's digital capabilities & cybersecurity under threat
Mon, 13th Nov 2023
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dlp
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
Report reveals Australian not-for-profit sector's digital readiness and cyber-protections alarmingly insufficient.
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Push for visually impaired inclusion during Blindness Awareness Month
Mon, 16th Oct 2023
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martech
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cx
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online shopping
National Blindness Awareness Month shines a spotlight on digital exclusion, affecting over 2 million visually impaired UK internet users.
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Kiandra builds new a field app for Get Skilled Access
Fri, 11th Nov 2022
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paas
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iaas
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partner programmes
The company is to the Field – an online job platform designed to connect people with disabilities to employers in a way that hasn’t been done before.
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Sony's Playstation division has flat financial results for Kiwi unit
Mon, 10th Oct 2022
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gaming
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technology gifts
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sony interactive entertainment
Sony Interactive Entertainment NZ has released its latest financial report, showing the company’s profit has increased by 4% totalling $980,000.
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Scope Australia selects NICE CXone platform to streamline operations
Fri, 12th Aug 2022
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bi
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big data
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crm
One of Australia’s largest providers of disability support services, has chosen the NICE CXone platform to help streamline its contact centre operations.
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Apple previews new features for users with disabilities
Wed, 18th May 2022
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smartphones
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apple
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technology gifts
Apple says new software features that offer users with disabilities new tools for navigation, health and communication, are set to come out later this year.
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Microsoft unveils adaptive accessories for disability access
Fri, 13th May 2022
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microsoft
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contact centre
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dei
Microsoft launches Inclusive Tech Lab to improve access to technology for people with disabilities, and introduces adaptive accessories.
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How safe is New Zealand’s disabled community online?
Tue, 22nd Mar 2022
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cybersecurity
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dei
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cios
New Zealand invests over $75m in cybersecurity for health system amid growing cyber threats and questions arise over online safety for disabled individuals.
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Sydney consulting firm launches new social impact practice
Fri, 18th Mar 2022
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it in healthcare
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social issues
HTANALYSTS has launched a consulting practice to deliver capabilities in social impact measurement, govt services, sustainability, aged care and disability.
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Infosys: Digital accessibility still needs work in ANZ region
Fri, 3rd Dec 2021
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accessibility
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disability
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New research from Infosys reveals a digital inclusion gap among New Zealand organisations, with 62% in the adopter phase of their digital accessibility journey.
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Workbridges launches digital platform for disabled business owners
Fri, 4th Dec 2020
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accessibility
Department of Internal Affairs and Workbridge launch pilot programme to support disabled small business owners' digital growth.
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auticon highlight benefits of cognitive diversity on Disabilities Day
Thu, 3rd Dec 2020
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accessibility
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autism
A timely reminder that many people on the autism spectrum are able to bring new ways of thinking and problem-solving to tech challenges.
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Microsoft launches program to help people with disabilities excel in tech
Thu, 17th Sep 2020
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it training
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dei
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microsoft
Microsoft launches pilot program to help people with disabilities excel in technology careers, promoting a more diverse workforce.
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Over 80% of people living with a disability say recruitment bias exists
Tue, 3rd Dec 2019
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dei
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recruitment
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hays
Two-thirds of employees with disabilities feel their organisation's leaders don't understand benefits of diversity and inclusion, says Hays survey.