Mobile phones and tablets banned from Anhui classrooms

china.org.cn 29th January 2019 Mobile phones and tablets banned from Anhui classrooms Students in primary and secondary schools in East China’s Anhui province will be banned from bringing electronic devices, such as mobile phones and tablets, into the classroom. The ban is part of a new scheme issued by the provincial department of education on… Continue Reading Mobile phones and tablets banned from Anhui classrooms

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Blood test can diagnose fetal genetic disorders early in pregnancy

New Scientist Blood test can diagnose fetal genetic disorders early in pregnancy By Sam Wong A new test allows doctors to diagnose genetic disorders in fetuses early in pregnancy by sequencing small amounts of fetal DNA in the mother’s blood. Non-invasive prenatal tests are already available for chromosome disorders such as Down’s syndrome. Two years… Continue Reading Blood test can diagnose fetal genetic disorders early in pregnancy

New Training Model Helps Autonomous Cars See AI’s Blind Spots

Interesting Engineering 29th January 2019 New Training Model Helps Autonomous Cars See AI’s Blind Spots Since their introduction several years ago, autonomous vehicles have slowly been making their way onto the road in greater and greater numbers, but the public remains wary of them despite the undeniable safety advantages they offer the public. Autonomous vehicle… Continue Reading New Training Model Helps Autonomous Cars See AI’s Blind Spots

Taobao tech improves online shopping for visually-impaired

Retaildive 27th January 2019 Taobao tech improves online shopping for visually-impaired by Dan O’Shea Dive Brief: Alibaba’s Taobao online marketplace in China has adopted new technology to improve the shopping experiences of blind and sight-impaired users, including an artificial intelligence-enabled feature that reads text written on webpage images, according to Alibaba’s news site Alizila. The… Continue Reading Taobao tech improves online shopping for visually-impaired

New alliance to push for more accessible online services

shine.cn 28th January 2019 New alliance to push for more accessible online services By Zhu Shenshen Shanghai will establish an alliance to make Internet services more accessible to aged and disabled people, the first of its kind nationwide, “Shanghai Daily” learned during the ongoing annual plenary session of the city’s political advisory body. The Shanghai… Continue Reading New alliance to push for more accessible online services

Disability Inclusion Is ‘Good Business’ Despite Low Awareness

Disability Inclusion Is ‘Good Business’ Despite Low Awareness World Economic Forum It is in the interests of corporations and leaders to support and nurture the talents of disabled individuals, agreed a panel on the business case for disability inclusion at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. Panellists agreed on the clear economic case and return… Continue Reading Disability Inclusion Is ‘Good Business’ Despite Low Awareness

Alibaba creates device to allow blind people to shop online

Retail Gazette 25th January 2019 Alibaba creates device to allow blind people to shop online By Ben Stevens // Alibaba’s Smart Touch is a silicon strip produced for less than a dollar // Uses sensory-enabled braille buttons to help the visually impaired to navigate ecommcerce sites // Smart Touch is due to be rolled out in… Continue Reading Alibaba creates device to allow blind people to shop online