HIPAA and Amazon Web Services

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The Amazon Polly service that is offered on AWS converts text to speech among other things can now be incorporated in services that must have HIPAA compliance. This can open up new avenues to actually serve medical customers in a way that may be appealing to the end user, and ultimately cost-effective. This would especially be a service that a startup can develop and reach the Medicare/Medicaid/VA market; one that will cover most everyone though not right away.

via Amazon Polly Achieves HIPAA Eligibility

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CodeTalk: Rethinking IDE accessibility – Microsoft Research

This is the first I have heard of this, but it is very important for everyone to have the opportunity to develop software and solutions. We are all in this together.

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It is a bright afternoon in the Microsoft Research India lab. Research Fellow, Venkatesh Potluri, sits at his computer, frantically racing against the clock to fix one last bug before the end of the day. The computer blares into his headphones—not music, but a robotic rendition of the code, as Venkatesh uses a program called a screen reader to access applications on his computer [..]

Source: CodeTalk: Rethinking IDE accessibility – Microsoft Research