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Panasonic launched cordless telephone for people with hearing disabilities and low vision

Panasonic, the leading brand of cordless home telephones worldwide, introduced a new DECT 6.0 plus technology cordless telephone to enable consumers with hearing and visual disabilities Panasonic Continue reading the story...

Hachette Teams with Essential Accessibility to help Disabled Readers

The Hachette Book Group is teaming with Essential Accessibility, a turn-key online tool developed to help disabled community easily access online content. Essential Accessibility software gives Continue reading the story...

Chinese Library launched device to read Non-Braille Books for Blind People

Beijing: A library for blind people in Beijing has launched a state-of-the-art device that would read out a book aloud to blind people. The device – launched Continue reading the story...

PEI launched website for tourists with disabilities

Prince Edward Island (PEI) has launched a website to make its tourism industry more accessible to people with disabilities. Accessadvisor.ca will soon use the internet, smartphone apps Continue reading the story...

California State University ensures web accessibility for visually and hearing impaired students

California State University (CSU) has automated accessibility monitoring to ensure that its thousands of websites and millions of Web pages are ready for use by faculty, Continue reading the story...

Israeli researchers develop a “virtual cane” for blind people

JERUSALEM: A cane that works as a “virtual flashlight” to help blind people with spatial navigation was displayed at the Israeli Presidential Conference in Jerusalem. Developed by Continue reading the story...

Poor parking a hazard for blind people, says NSW Transport Minister

Australia: New South Wales (NSW) Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian is asking residents to keep their eyes open for thoughtlessly parked cars on behalf of those who Continue reading the story...

Wheelchair users face metro ‘ban’ in St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia: Wheelchair users have been banned from the St. Petersburg metro – and the scandal is throwing more attention on to the Continue reading the story...

Netflix sued by NAD over lack of subtitles

Netflix has been sued by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) for failing to offer closed-captioning on enough of its streaming content. In a lawsuit (PDF) Continue reading the story...

Asiana Airlines opens lounge for disabled passengers at Incheon International Airport

Seoul, South Korea: Asiana Airlines opened the first airport lounge specifically for disabled passengers at Incheon International Airport on Wednesday. Disabled passengers undergo boarding procedures at Continue reading the story...

Berkeley-based nonprofit sues CNN.com for not captioning online videos

A Berkeley-based nonprofit sued global media and entertainment giant Time Warner on Wednesday in Alameda County Superior Court, claiming CNN.com discriminates against deaf people by not providing Continue reading the story...

Campaign to make New Zealand more accessible for people with disabilities

Empowering people with disabilities and changing society’s attitudes towards them will be the key to a new government campaign, the disabilities minister says. The Be Accessible campaign Continue reading the story...

France signs industry charter on accessibility for disabled people

French telecom regulator Arcep signed an industry charter for providing disabled people with access to electronic communication services. In 2005 mobile operators Orange, Bouygues Telecom and Continue reading the story...

i-CREATe 5th International Conference on Assistive Technology in Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand: In 2011, i-CREATe (21 – 23 July) will be focusing on using Assistive Technology (AT) for children with disabilities. We believed that AT for Continue reading the story...

Disabled voters fail to reach ballot boxes in absence of poor accessibility in Turkey

ISTANBUL: The Supreme Election Board (YSK) did not apply a decision it had already passed to place ballot boxes on the ground floors of buildings so Continue reading the story...

Vodafone Foundation launches EU Smart Accessibility Awards to promote IT applications for disabled people

Vodafone Foundation is launching a competition to promote IT applications designed to improve the lives of people with disabilities and elderly people. The programme, called the Smart Accessibility Continue reading the story...

Assistive Technology devices help make home a safer place

With greater emphasis on keeping seniors in their own homes as long as possible, Assistive Technology (AT) can make home a safer place. Many seniors may need Continue reading the story...

Sudbury city consults with disabled people to make facilities more accessible

Sudbury, Canada: Citizens in Greater Sudbury are invited to attend a public consultation session June 16 to provide input into the city’s 2011-2012 Accessibility Plan. Under the Continue reading the story...

New York Transit Museum becomes accessible to disabled people

The New York Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn unveiled a new entrance that provides access for visitors who cannot use stairs. Funding came from Brooklyn Continue reading the story...

USC researchers create robotic aids for blind people

At the University of Southern California (USC) James Weiland, a vision researcher and biomedical engineer may have created robot vision for the blind. He and his Continue reading the story...

UAE students invents virtual mouse to help disabled people

Dubai: People with certain disabilities may now be able to become fully functional on a personal computer or laptop due to an invention by Continue reading the story...

Sochi 2014 to create Russian Accessibility Map

In anticipation of the all-Russian celebration marking 1,000 days to go until the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee has announced the Continue reading the story...

New rules for disabled parking spaces In Ireland

New regulations governing the use of disabled parking spaces come into force today. Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar signed new regulations to tackle fraudulent use of such Continue reading the story...

SpeechTrans offers Mobile Translation App for Hearing Impaired People

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. : SpeechTrans, a leader in app-based multi-language translation, announced today the launch of SpeechTrans Ultimate for Hearing Impaired People. The new app enables Continue reading the story...

New Community Park to include disabled-friendly facilities in Malaysia

KUALA Lumpur residents can look forward to a new community park on a 15ha site in Setapak, Setiawangsa MP Datuk Seri Zulhasnan Rafique said. Zulhasnan said the Continue reading the story...
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