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Technology helps deaf and blind people experience Broadway Theater

On June 8, you won’t necessarily need vision or hearing to experience the musical “Catch Me If You Can”on Broadway. The Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts is Continue reading the story...

Israel public transportation companies under fire for not making buses blind-friendly

The Commission for Equal Rights of Persons with Disabilities under the auspices of the Ministry of Justice has filed a criminal indictment against the bus companies Continue reading the story...

New train audio info welcomed by Blind Foundation in New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand:  A new audio information system Auckland Transport is introducing on trains next week is expected to make a big difference for blind and Continue reading the story...

Amusement Park for people with disabilities opens in Texas

SAN ANTONIO –  The carousel has chariots for wheelchairs. Braille games decorate side panels on the jungle gym. And table-high sandboxes allow just about any kid Continue reading the story...

Mayor aims for London to be ‘most disabled friendly in world’ by 2012

THE Deputy Mayor of London has promised a “true legacy” of accessibility for disabled people in the capital after next year’s Olympic Games. Richard Barnes pledged to Continue reading the story...

UI professor creates crosswalk system that helps blind people

MOSCOW, Idaho — A University of Idaho (UI) professor has developed a system being installed in cities around the country that helps visually impaired pedestrians safely Continue reading the story...

MBNA empowers consumers with disabilities with eSSENTIAL Accessibility

MBNA Canada Bank (MBNA), Canada’s largest issuer of MasterCard credit cards, announced today a new alliance with eSSENTIAL Accessibility™ to feature assistive technology that extends the Continue reading the story...

DPWH enforces barrier-free environment for people with disabilities in Philippines

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte:  “A barrier-free environment will enable persons with disabilities to have access in any public buildings and establishments and such other places mentioned Continue reading the story...

Make infrastructure more disabled-friendly in Malaysia, urges Shahrizat

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry wants all infrastructure, including public transport such as Light Rail Transit (LRT), bus, and taxi stations Continue reading the story...

Ordnance Survey produces first maps for colour blind people

UK: Colour blind people will soon be able to navigate the countryside with special maps created by Ordnance Survey. The maps, made with help from the Royal Continue reading the story...

Robotic wheelchair uses 3D imaging to ‘see’ for visually impaired drivers

You may not be able to control it with your mind, but this robotic wheelchair from Sweden’s Luleå University of Technology can still offer something that Continue reading the story...

Smoke alarm designed for deaf people

A deaf woman died in a house fire last month because she couldn’t hear her smoke alarm. Now thousands of hearing impaired people in the community Continue reading the story...

No disabled access for Disability Week in eastern Turkey

ISTANBUL:  Turkish citizens with disabilities celebrating Disability Week from May 10-16 had difficulty attending the parade ground and the governor’s office in the eastern provinces of Continue reading the story...

Technology aids visually impaired veterans

CHINA GROVE: The Southern Piedmont Chapter of The Blinded Veterans Association held an informational meeting at South China Grove United Methodist Church on Continue reading the story...

Houston doubles fine for illegally parking designated for people with disabilities

HOUSTON: It seems oh, so tempting. Parking spots meant for disabled people are often the closest and the most convenient. That’s why some able-bodied drivers take advantage Continue reading the story...

New building standards to improve accessibility for Australians with disabilities

The Federal Government has announced the start of new building accessibility standards, which will ensure all new and upgraded public buildings in Australia will be accessible Continue reading the story...

Cinemark and ALDA announce movie theatre accessibility for customers with hearing disabilities

Cinemark, one of the world’s largest motion picture exhibitors, today announced that it will provide a closed captioning option for people with hearing disabilities in all Continue reading the story...

Sharjah housing policy plans to make buidlings and houses accessible for people with disabilities

SHARJAH, UAE:  The Sharjah Housing Department, in coordination with the Public Works Department and Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services, is planning to make it mandatory during Continue reading the story...

New Zealand Paralympian buys robotic legs

Nearly a year after unveiling the world’s first robotic legs for wheelchair users, Auckland company Rex Bionics has sold it’s first pair to New Zealand paralympian. Dave Continue reading the story...
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