Monthly Archives:

Ofcom demands better telephone services for customers with hearing disabilities

UK: Communications regulator wants telephony services to be improved for people with hearing and speech disabilities. Phone users with hearing or speech disabilities will benefit from Continue reading the story...

New device helps blind people to read

UK: New technology is helping blind people in York to read newspapers or books and tell what’s inside a food can. The high-tech devices can be tried Continue reading the story...

In India, seminar held on ICT for people with disabilities

Thiruvananthapuram, India: Minister for Industries and IT, P K Kunhalikutty, inaugurated a one-day seminar on ‘Possibilities of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) for people with disabilities’ Continue reading the story...

FITA provides ICT training courses for persons with disabilities

Malta: The Foundation for Information Technology Accessibility (FITA) is the principal advocate and coordinator for making information communications technology (ICT) accessible for persons with disabilities in Continue reading the story...

Better Life Mobility announces new advancements in mobility equipment for people with disabilities

San Diego: Not all mobility equipment is the same. Today, there are so many options when it comes to choosing high quality mobility equipment that not only fits Continue reading the story...

New communication services for deaf people in New Zealand soon

New Zealand: New communication services will be introduced later this year that allow Deaf, deaf-blind, speech and hearing-impaired persons to better communicate over the phone. The services Continue reading the story...

Houses in Itsoseng Township not accessible for South African with Disabilities

South Africa: The North West Provincial Disability Forum is seeking an immediate intervention from the premier about houses in Itsoseng Township that are not Continue reading the story...

Advocacy groups protest against lack of wheelchair-accessible taxis in Philadelphia

Advocacy groups demonstrated in front of the Philadelphia Convention Center Tuesday to protest the lack of wheelchair-accessible taxis in the city. Juliet Marsala, executive director of Continue reading the story...

Cambridge AT firm receives funds to help people with learning disabilities

UK: Government funding has been awarded to a Cambridge-based Assistive technology (AT) firm iansyst to develop new mobile technologies to help people with disabilities. Educational services for Continue reading the story...

New blind-friendly Malaysian coins soon

KUALA LUMPUR: New user-friendly Malaysian coins that are smaller and lighter will be available for circulation from early next year. Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz holding Continue reading the story...

Almeria Beaches Accessibility Guide for People with Disabilities in English

Costa de Almería, Spain: FOR the fourth year running the Almeria Federation of Disabled Persons’ Associations has presented an ‘Accessibility Guide’ to the province’s Continue reading the story...

Call for Nominations: 2011 International da Vinci Awards® Recognizing Adaptive and Assistive Technology Innovations

International awards program seeking entries from individuals, organizations and corporations whose innovations enable people to participate and contribute to all aspects of society, regardless of ability Continue reading the story...

Educators want more access to public schools in Jamaica for children with disabilities

Jamaica: A group of educators is calling on the Ministry of Education to urgently address the lack of access in public institutions for students who are Continue reading the story...

Kuala Lumpur LRT stations to have disabled-friendly facilities

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: THE LRT (Light Rail Transit) stations along the Ampang Line are now being upgraded and refurbished to make them more accessible and Continue reading the story...

Sensory Garden providing museum experience to blind people

Odessa, Texas: Vivid colors, detailed expression, history and creativity. Art museums offer a one-of-a-kind experience for those who walk through their doors, but what about those Continue reading the story...

14th Annual Accessing Higher Ground Conference Registration Open

Disability Services at the University of Colorado at Boulder presents Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference for Education, for Businesses, for Web and Continue reading the story...

MTA agrees to make Dyckman St. subway station accessible for disabled people

The MTA has agreed to make Manhattan’s Dyckman St. subway station accessible for disabled people in order to settle a federal lawsuit, the Daily News has learned. Advocates praised Continue reading the story...

Making D.C. housing accessible for people with disabilities

Nicholas A. Majett, director of the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), may be correct that the city has not issued building permits that Continue reading the story...

UA students develop Smartphone applications for disabled people

The University of Alabama (UA) students in the Computer-Based Honors Program have been working to create and develop smartphone applications. The apps the students are working Continue reading the story...

Eye-tracking technology could benefit children with disabilities

A computer program that could allow children with disabilities to explore their creative side is being developed by researchers at Royal Holloway, University of London. The Continue reading the story...

UK Festival Awards puts more focus on festival disability access

The UK Festival Awards has thrown its support behind the Attitude Is Everything campaign, which aims to improve deaf and disabled people’s access to live music Continue reading the story...

Scientist from Arizona State University designed portable note-taking device for blind people

A team of scientists from Arizona State University has designed a portable device that increases the speed of note-taking. The concept was born out of frustration Continue reading the story...

Georgia Institute of Technology hosts ARoPability workshop for blind people

Georgia Institute of Technology in collaboration with the WizKidz Science and Technology Centers recently presented a 2-week ARoPability workshop for blind people. A grant was received from Continue reading the story...

DCC planning for disability access to stadium

New Zealand: The Dunedin City Council (DCC) has moved to allay fears people with disabilities will be left out in the cold at this Continue reading the story...

Computer toolkit will help deaf people to enjoy music

Southampton, UK:  Deaf people who have received a cochlear implant may soon be able to enjoy music better with a toolkit being developed at Southampton University. Continue reading the story...

Technology being used to build bridges with autistic children

SALT LAKE CITY: Digger has a tough time breaking out of his world and expressing what’s on his mind. As a 9-year-old with autism, the desire to Continue reading the story...

Indian Institute of Technology developing ‘Smart Cane’ for blind people

India: The Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IIT-G) is in the process of developing a walking stick called ‘Smart Cane’ for blind people with the help Continue reading the story...

Airline fined for violating rules for travelers with disabilities

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today assessed a civil penalty against Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) for violating rules protecting air travelers with disabilities, including a $200,000 civil Continue reading the story...

Inaccessible public infrastructure major barrier for people with disabilities in Swaziland

Swaziland: Inaccessibility to the built environment, including the public transport system, is still the major barrier which prevents persons with disabilities from actively participating in social Continue reading the story...

Bromsgrove businesses recognized for helping improve disability access

UK: Bromsgrove businesses have been recognised for helping to improve disability access and tackling issues of equality and diversity. The first ever Bromsgrove, No Barriers, disabled access Continue reading the story...

Touch Tours offered for blind people at museum

LANCASTER, Ohio: A new type of tour being offered at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio will allow blind people see the art or artifacts on Continue reading the story...

DPWH in Philippines spearheads orientation of Accessibility Law in observance of disability week

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte: The Department of Public Works and Highways- Southern Leyte Engineering District (DPWH-SLED) will be holding an orientation regarding the Accessibility Law in Continue reading the story...

Disneyland Park add audio description for visitors with visual disabilities

Beginning July 6, guests with visual disabilities will be able to explore Disneyland park in a whole new way through an enhanced Disney-designed device that provides Continue reading the story...

Moscow plans better disability access by 2018

Moscow is determined to be more disabled-friendly by 2018 – but it is attracting tourists rather than helping residents that is driving plans forward. Russia’s capital has Continue reading the story...

Exhibition of ICT services for blind people opens in Accra

Accra, Ghana: An exhibition to showcase Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services available for blind people has been mounted at the on-going six-day Fifth Africa Forum Continue reading the story...

People with disabilities to keep fighting for better EU air services

Rights campaigners say they will have to keep on fighting to improve the treatment of disabled people when flying in Europe, after a meeting with the Continue reading the story...

DPA launched Accessible Christchurch project

New Zealand : “A revitalised must include access for all citizens”, says Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) Chief Executive: Ross Brereton, who today launched Accessible Continue reading the story...

Verizon invests $70,000 in nonprofits that use technology to help people with disabilities

DANVERS, Mass.: For a person with a disability, technology doesn’t simply make life more convenient; it is often the difference between independence and relying on others Continue reading the story...

WIPO copyright body agreed on instrument for visually impaired persons

The World Intellectual Property Organisation’s (WIPO) copyright negotiating body agreed last week to move forward on an instrument that would facilitate access to copyrighted works by Continue reading the story...

Freedom Scientific to distribute PLEXTALK Pocket DAISY Player

St. Petersburg, Florida: Freedom Scientific, the world’s leading provider of technology for people who are blind or have low vision, today announced an agreement with Continue reading the story...
escort girl france paris