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Toyota Revives Stair-Climbing iBOT Wheelchair
Inventor Dean Kamen's stair-climbing iBOT wheelchair is making a comeback. In partnership with Toyota Motor North America, DEKA Research and Development will launch a next-generation motorized chair.
Google's Latest Accessibility Feature Is So Good, Everyone Will Use It
Inclusive design has a way of trickling down to benefit all users, not just the ones for whom it's originally intended. Voice dictation, for example, was originally pioneered in the 1980s as an accessibility feature; today, millions of non-disabled people use it every day through voice assistants like Siri and Google Assistant. The same thing goes for word prediction, a technology developed for people who have trouble typing on traditional computersóbut which millions of people use now under the guise of smartphone autocomplete.
How Designing For Disabled People Is Giving Google An Edge
"Accessibility is a basic human right," Eve Andersson tells me, sitting on a lawn at the Shoreline Amphitheater during this year's Google I/0 developer conference. "It benefits everyone."

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Toyota Revives Stair-Climbing iBOT Wheelchair
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How Designing For Disabled People Is Giving Google An Edge
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Bringing Wheelchair Design Into The Digital Age
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Microsoft confirms Windows 10 will remain free for people with accessibility needs
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