accessibility

Design IKEA Gives Customers Product Hacks To Simplify Use

IKEA Israel created thirteen simple additions to its furniture, like zippers and grippers, as well as accompanying video content to help customers with disabilities better use its products

Health Interview: Quip Founder On The Journey From DTC Dental Care To Target Shelves

Simon Enever explains how the brand marshaled its strong beginnings as a digital native into sharing shelf space with larger CPG brands in a big-box store, maintaining its commitment to value-added content and services as well as accessibility to compete

Retail Alibaba Marshals AI To Help Visually Impaired Customers Shop Online

The Chinese retail giant is offering a screen-reading program on its Taobao platform that can scan visuals and translate them into audio to better convey image-based information to blind or impaired-vision customers

Cafe & Restaurant Remotely-Controlled Robots Let The Physically Disabled Serve Cafe Guests

Dawn ver. Beta Cafe is employing robot waiters that allow employees with physical disabilities to operate them from home

Fashion & Apparel J.Crew Teams With Size-Inclusive Startup To Offer Women Extended Sizes

The American apparel brand is aiming to make its wares accessible to more women, partnering with Universal Standard to extend its size range

Grocery, Convenience & Supermarket Wegmans Provides Visually Impaired Customers With An In-Store Guide

The retailer's free application uses a combination of GPS, a live stream and a remote agent to help low-vision shoppers shop confidently

Food & Beverage How Brands Are Enabling Healthy Convenience To Meet Customer Demands

Providing everything from fresh-produce ordering on mobile apps to organic convenience stores, food retailers are responding to customer demands to fit healthy options into their everyday lives

Children Zappos Adaptive And PBS Kids Launch Autism-Friendly Clothing Line

Zappos Adaptive and PBS Kids teamed up for a collection of cute kids' clothes that avoid frustrating elements like buttons and zippers

Design Inclusive Typeface Combines Braille With The Visual Alphabet

Braille Neue allows sighted and non-sighted people to read the same typeface, doing away with the need for multiple iterations of the same information

Entertainment The NBA Redesigned Its Flagship To Be More Inclusive For People With Autism

The NBA embarked on an accessibility project to improve its store experience for those with sensory sensitivities, like people with autism and PTSD

Technology Apple's New Emoji Designs Represent People With Disabilities

Apple proposed 13 new emojis to represent the experiences of people with disabilities, including a guide dog, prosthetic limbs and a person in a wheelchair

Voice Service Reads Breaking News Stories To People Out Loud

BrailleVoice uses a touch-tone interface to make the daily news from several top media outlets more accessible to the visually impaired

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel Google Is Mapping Out Cities According To Accessibility

Google Maps has added details to help people find wheelchair-accessible routes in several major cities around the world

Entertainment Microsoft Research Developed VR For Visually Impaired People

Researchers have developed a device that makes virtual spaces accessible to the visually impaired