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Talking about the state of technology that addresses disabilities with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show we’re taking a look at technologies geared toward those with disabilities. In part, we discuss a 512tech story from earlier this week about Bookshare, a program that provides free accessible ebooks to U...

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Bookshare’s free ebook library making a difference for Texas students with print disabilities

When he was six years old, Ben Cooper was diagnosed with dyslexia, a disability that can make it more difficult to interpret language and writing. For the next few years, his parents Robbi and Andrew Cooper took on the role of voicing all his reading...

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Tech companies are offering lower salaries to women, new study shows

Employers routinely offer women lower salaries than men for the same tech jobs, according to a new study by jobs site Hired.com.  Their annual report, timed to come out on Equal Pay Day (which was Tuesday), found that 63 percent of the time men receive...

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Austin tech accelerator DivInc gets new home at Capital Factory, set to assist new crop of startups

DivInc, an accelerator for women and ethnically diverse startup founders, is launching its second cohort and moving to a new home at Capital Factory. The Austin nonprofit held its first 12-week program last fall at co-working space Galvanize, with...

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Tech Crawl: Uber’s month of woes continues, YouTube viewership booms and Twitch will sell games

Happy Tuesday, Austin! Here’s some of the tech stories we’re following today: Uber’s troubles continue Uber’s no-good, very-bad, terrible month continues: its senior vice president of engineering, Amit Singhal, is out after the tech site Recode revealed...

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Trump travel and visa policies prompt concern, reassuring memos from Austin tech executives

On the heels of President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban issued last week, thousands of employees at Austin-based National Instruments received an internal memo Monday afternoon. It said the company was working with employees impacted by the...

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Taking a look at salaries in Austin’s tech sector 

This summer, we asked Austin’s tech industry a difficult question: Tell us how much money you make. Our goal was to gather demographic and salary data on Austin’s tech industry, one of the fastest-growing and most vital pieces of the Central Texas...

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‘Hidden Figures’ Made With Code event, hosted by Google and Girlstart at Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, Jan. 24, 2017

Google and Girlstart hosted a "Made With Code" STEM event for students and parents that included a screening of the Oscar-nominated film "Hidden Figures."

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Want to be part of DivInc, Austin’s accelerator for diverse entrepreneurs? The deadline is Friday.

If you’ve been meaning to apply to DivInc, the Austin startup accelerator for diverse entrepreneurs, the time is here. Applications for the Spring 2017 program close on Friday. The cohort will run from April 3rd to June 23rd, ending with a Demo Day...

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'Austin Remembers: MLK’ app uses augmented-reality tech ahead of 2017 celebration (updated for 2018)

Update, Jan. 14, 2018: Last year, we wrote about “Austin Remembers: MLK,” an app available for iOS and Android that uses augmented reality. The app this year is being re-released and more locations have been added, including The George Washington...

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