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GAATES Participating at UN Events on the International Day for Persons with Disabilities

GAATES is excited to be participating in UN sponsored events at the UN Headquarters in NYC, New York for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Continue reading the story...

Campaign for a barrier-free India for people with disabilities

KOCHI, INDIA: Prathyasha Foundation, a charitable organisation working for the welfare of people with disabilities, will take their campaign, Barrier-Free India, to the national level with Continue reading the story...

Gaming technology makes its way into headsets for people with vision disabilities

EU researchers have developed a 3D headset that could help people who are blind or have low vision move around more safely and easily. The DIGIGLASSES project, Continue reading the story...

Samsung introduces eye-tracking mouse for people with disabilities

Samsung Electronics introduced EYECAN+, the company’s second-generation eye-tracking mouse that allows people with disabilities to compose and edit documents as well as browse the web through Continue reading the story...

Romanian telecom regulator wants accessible services for people with disabilities

The Romanian National Regulatory Authority for Communications (ANCOM) has presented a set of measures for people with disabilities access to telephony and internet services adapted to their Continue reading the story...

ICT can help government empower persons with disabilities and lead to inclusion: Minister

NEW DELHI: Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment, at the UNESCO’s International Conference said, “Government is focusing on a seven point agenda relating to the Continue reading the story...

Persons with disabilities call for accessible ICT equipment

RWANDA: The National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) will soon embark on an advocacy campaign to agitate for the welfare of persons with disabilities through Continue reading the story...

CBSE queries schools on facilities for children with disabilities

NEW DELHI: For ensuring a barrier-free environment for students with disabilities, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked all schools to submit information on Continue reading the story...

Improving system for persons with disabilities good for all

On a tour of the United Nations Accessibility Centre for the audio, visual, and physically disability today, United States Senator Tom Harkin said that “when you Continue reading the story...

Malaysian travel agencies urged to promote accessible travel packages

Local tourism companies that cater to travelers with disabilities are being urged to take part in a travel mart next week when Malaysia hosts the 5th Continue reading the story...

State failed to implement policy for people with disabilities: Activist

SHIMLA, INDIA: An activist for rights of people with disabilities Sunday said the Himachal Pradesh government has failed to implement a policy for conducting exams for people Continue reading the story...

Wheelock College in Boston Becomes First Private College in America to Comply with ADA Laws for Website Accessibility

AudioEye, today announced that its patented Web A11y Management Platform technology has been launched at www.wheelock.edu, the official website of Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts, which Continue reading the story...

Braille books now available in Tiruchi

TIRUCHI, INDIA: A new section for people with disabilities has been opened at the District Central Library here on Saturday at the valedictory of the 47 Continue reading the story...

ASAP Systems Establishes a Smart Inventory System for Tracking Assistive Technology in School Districts

SAN JOSE: ASAP Systems, a prominent provider of stock inventory and fixed asset tracking solutions, makes a breakthrough in Educational Services by effectively automating MCES’s inventory Continue reading the story...

International Conference on ICT

NEW DELHI: UNESCO will host a three-day international conference – ‘From Exclusion to Empowerment: Role of Information and Communication Technologies for Persons with Disabilities’ – between Continue reading the story...

Japan to improve accessibility for people with disabilities as part of Olympic preparations

TOKYO: The government plans to dramatically expand accessibility for people with disabilities at train stations, bus terminals and airports by fiscal 2020 in preparation for the Tokyo Continue reading the story...

University relaxes norms for exam ‘writer’ for people with disabilities

SHIMLA, INDIA: Vice-Chancellor, A D N Bajpai, has given nod to the new policy which is in consonance with the examination policy, for persons with disabilities. In Continue reading the story...

Media guidelines for reporting on people with disabilities to be launched early 2015

JAKARTA: In a bid to publicize issues related to people with disabilities and their access to the democratic process, the General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) Continue reading the story...

DSWD urges tourism industry to be accessible for persons with disabilities

ILOILO CITY, PHILIPPINES: Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-6 Regional Director Evelyn Macapobre urged tourism stakeholders to ensure barrier-free tourist destinations for persons with disabilities. In Continue reading the story...

FSDB to offer community sign language course

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) is offering a 10-week beginning level course in American Sign Language (ASL) from January 6, 2015 Continue reading the story...

Dropbox Improves Accessibility for its iOS App

Dropbox has announced improved accessibility features for its iOS app making it fully accessible with VoiceOver. Whether you’re using Dropbox to backup your photos or fixing Continue reading the story...

Sendai WCDRR will be disability-inclusive

GENEVA: The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the Nippon Foundation today signed an agreement that will make the 3rd UN World Conference Continue reading the story...

FirstBank launches 20 Accessible Branches

FirstBank of Nigeria Limited has said it recently designated over 20 branches with access to wheelchairs across the country. Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, FirstBank, Mr. Continue reading the story...

DOJ forces online grocer Peapod to make website accessible for people with disabilities

The Justice Department announced that it has entered into a settlement agreement with Ahold U.S.A. Inc. and Peapod LLC, the owners and operators of www.peapod.com, to Continue reading the story...

Researcher develops loudspeaker system for people with hearing disabilities

Families often watch TV together, but what happens when one member has hearing difficulties? Usually the result is a compromise on listening volume that doesn’t really Continue reading the story...

Delhi University installs technology for students with vision disabilities in libraries

NEW DELHI: Delhi University is in the process of installing a special technology which can scan books and transcribe text to speech in all its libraries, Continue reading the story...

Sign language interpreters to help tourists with hearing disabilities

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has directed in a circular to the different tourism sectors that are operating under its authority and monitoring, to include a Continue reading the story...

Jordan’s PM emphasizes non-discrimination against persons with disabilities

AMMAN: Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour, on Saturday, called on ministries and public institutions and departments to adhere to and comply with article 4 / C / Continue reading the story...

Seminar on Assistive Technology

KOCHI, INDIA: An assistive technology seminar, jointly organized by the Ernakulam district committee of the Kerala Federation of the Blind and its youth forum, will be Continue reading the story...

Delhi to host global film fest on disability

NEW DELHI: An international festival showcasing films and documentaries made on disability issues will be held in the capital from November 24-26. The 12th edition of We Continue reading the story...

InventHelp Inventor Develops Cell Phone for People with Vision Disabilities

PITTSBURGH, PA: “I thought that people who are blind should have special cell phones that they could use to stay close to their family, friends and Continue reading the story...

Comcast introduces talking TV guide for people with vision disabilities

Comcast today announced the industry’s first voice-enabled television user interface, a solution that will revolutionize the way its Xfinity TV customers, especially those who are blind Continue reading the story...

Cayman Islands approves disability policy

GEORGE TOWN, CAYMAN ISLANDS: The Cayman Islands has approved its first national policy to advance the rights of persons with disabilities. A statement from the British territory’s Continue reading the story...

Antrak Air refuses passenger in wheelchair to board flight

A Danish national feels his human rights were violated by the decision of domestic airline, Antrak Air, to deny him a seat because he is a Continue reading the story...

University of Rochester Hosts First Annual Disability Studies Symposium

The University of Rochester will hold its first-ever Disability Studies Cluster Symposium, 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, in the University of Rochester’s Continue reading the story...

Organization invites applications for certificate course in human rights

CHENNAI, INDIA: Vidya Sagar, a Chennai-based organization working for the benefit of persons with disabilities, is offering a certificate course in human rights with focus on Continue reading the story...

Department of Tourism gears up for accessible tourism

PHILIPPINES: The Department of Tourism-Western Visayas is gearing up for accessible tourism awareness program for persons with disabilities  in all tourism facilities and destinations in the Continue reading the story...

Make Campuses Accessible for Students with disabilities: UGC

BHUBANESWAR, INDIA: All the State Government-run universities getting General Development Assistance (GDA) from University Grants Commission (UGC), will now have to earmark one lakh from the Continue reading the story...

Microsoft Develops Navigation System for People with Vision Disabilities

Microsoft has developed the prototype wearable device, with the help of the charity Guide Dogs UK and urban design firm Future Cities Catapult to launch a headset Continue reading the story...

Teenager gets Intel funding for Braille printer

HOUSTON: A 13-year-old Indian-origin boy has received a huge investment from Intel for developing a low-cost printer for people who are blind, making him the youngest Continue reading the story...