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Delhi University to make DUSU elections accessible for students with disabilities

New Delhi, India:  Blind people can exercise their right to a secret ballot from now on. In order to make Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections disabled-friendly, the Continue reading the story...

Touch technology to assist students with disabilities in public schools

WA education minister Liz Constable said the government was spending $4million over four years to install new interactive whiteboards in classrooms. The funding would assist public schools Continue reading the story...

‘APSIS4All’ EU project aims to improve ATM accessibility for people with disabilities

An EU-funded project is aiming to make self-service cash terminals more accessible for people with disabilities and seniors. According to a study, the EU is seriously lagging behind Continue reading the story...

Abu Dhabi Government website accessible for people with disabilities

Abu Dhabi: User experience consultancy User Vision has just completed a long term contract to make Abu Dhabi government websites more accessible for people with disabilities. The Continue reading the story...

Passengers with disabilities left stranded at Scottish Airport

Passengers with disabilities from Northern Ireland were left stranded at a Scottish airport at the weekend after equipment and assistance they needed to board a flight Continue reading the story...

Researchers developing computer game for children with autism

Researchers at Oporto University have teamed up with the University of Texas at Austin, USA, to develop a computer game aimed at helping children with autism Continue reading the story...

Disability rights organizations advocate barrier-free housing in Taipei

Taipei, Taiwan: Affordable housing units should be built with barrier-free facilities to meet the need of physical disabled people,  several disability rights organizations urged in Taipei. During Continue reading the story...

EdOptions(TM) launches text to speech functionality in online curriculum

Falls Church, VA: EdOptions(TM) announced today the release of Text to Speech, a new feature allowing users of its Web-based courses to have text within the Continue reading the story...

New report shows children with disabilities in Nepal face major barriers to education

Kathmandu, Nepal: Children with disabilities in Nepal face diverse and imposing barriers to getting a basic education, Human Rights Watch said in a report. Schools are Continue reading the story...

FCC sets new video description rules for US television

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will give television stations nine months to comply with rules requiring video description programming for people who are blind or visually Continue reading the story...

Accessible new Serangoon bus interchange to open soon

Serangoon, Singapore: After nearly three years of waiting, residents in Serangoon can look forward to a new bus interchange. Accessible Bus Interchange in Serangoon Avenue 2, which Continue reading the story...

Airline returns passenger’s wheelchair in pieces

Oklahoma City: Jason Price was picked by a federal administration to help write a book. His part is about Oklahomans with disabilities becoming employed and self-sufficient, Continue reading the story...

NFB and MDDTAP to host web accessibility training day

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute and the Maryland Department of Disabilities Technology Assistance Program (MDDTAP) will present the second annual Web Accessibility Continue reading the story...

11th European AAATE “Everyday Technology for Independence and Care” Conference

The 11th European Conference for the Advancement of Assistive Technology, AAATE 2011, will be held from August 31 to September 2 in Maastricht, Netherlands.  The theme of this Continue reading the story...

NFB urges Maryland Libraries to purchase accessible E-readers

Baltimore, Maryland: The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for accessible technology, sent letters to the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Continue reading the story...

Election Ontario promoting new technology to help people with disabilities to vote independently

Elections Ontario is promoting some new technology that will allow people with disabilities to vote independently. It will be the first time the technology will be widely Continue reading the story...

In Philippines, DPWH considers needs of people with disabilities in construction of infra projects

Catbalogan City, Samar, Philippines: Batas Pambansa 344 or the “Accessibility Law” has again reached the concern of the Department of Public Works and Highways- Samar First Continue reading the story...

Oklahoma Stadium to feature closed-captioning for deaf people during football games

There will be a new fan service when University of Oklahoma (OU) opens the football season against Tulsa on Sept. 3, an athletic department spokesman said. Closed Continue reading the story...

Call for Papers for 27th CSUN Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference opens Sept. 6

California State University, Northridge (CSUN),  27th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference will be held in San Diego, CA between February 27- March Continue reading the story...

VPG starts production of new ADA compliant mobility vehicle for people with disabilities

Miami: The Vehicle Production Group LLC (VPG) announced the start of production for the “First Mobility Vehicle”, MV-1, the first and only factory-built and assembled vehicle Continue reading the story...

Government of Canada new standard on web accessibility released

The Standard on Web Accessibility came into effect on August 1, 2011. This standard applies to all institutions listed in schedules I, I.1, and II of the Financial Administration Continue reading the story...

BeSpoken new social website for people with disabilities

BeSpoken is a new social networking website which aims to help people with disabilities share solutions and work directly with companies and designers on products that Continue reading the story...

Project Enable brings tech training to people with disabilities

The first of three workshops designed to introduce persons with mobility disabilities to computer and related technology fields was held last week at Hiram G. Andrews Continue reading the story...

Wheelchair users protest lack of access to Montreal city buses

Montreal, Canada: A group of wheelchair transit users Monday protested the lack of access to city buses, backed by their own experience during the day as Continue reading the story...

Russian Prime Minister pledges $1.8 billion in aid to improve accessibility for people with disabilities

By 2015, the Russian government will allocate 50 billion rubles (more than $1.5 billion) to finance the accessible environment program, the goal of which is to Continue reading the story...

New campaign launched to make Rwanda accessible for people with disabilities

Rwanda Demobilization and Re-integration Commission (RDRC) in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Friday launched a campaign to enable people with disabilities have Continue reading the story...

Disability community pushes for aerobridges at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Nine non-governmental organisations (NGOs) representing disabled people urged Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) to reconsider its decision not to install aerobridges at the Continue reading the story...

TDF launches autism-friendly version of The Lion King

Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for-profit performing arts service organization whose mission includes making theatre accessible for all audiences, is piloting a new program, Autism Theatre Continue reading the story...

Department signs agreement to ensure access for people with disabilities

Washington: The Justice Department announced an agreement with Montgomery County, Md., and Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC), to improve access to all Continue reading the story...

More Theaters in Minnesota adding ‘audio description’ for blind people

Audio description, which allows people who are blind to enjoy live theater, is offered more in the Twin Cities than anywhere else in the world and Continue reading the story...

Abilities Expo, event for people with disabilities and their caregivers in Houston

Houston, TX: Thousands of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, wounded veterans and healthcare professionals will attend Abilities Expo on Friday, August 26, through Sunday, August 28, Continue reading the story...

Textphone installed for deaf people outside Naperville Police Department

Naperville, IL, US: A textphone, also referred to as a TTY, has been installed in conjunction with the outdoor emergency phone at the front door of Continue reading the story...

Learning Ally audiobook player brings accessible books to apple devices for people with disabilities

Princeton, NJ: Learning Ally, a 63-year old nonprofit organization serving over 300,000 individuals across the U.S. with learning differences, visual impairment and reading disabilities, has released Continue reading the story...

Philippine government urged to ensure universal access to internet

Manila, Philippines: The Philippine government should start making steps to ensure universal access to the Internet following the United Nation’s report declaring access to the web Continue reading the story...

Japanese healthcare robot RIBA II lifts patients from bed to wheelchair

RIBA-II, the next generation Japanese healthcare robot developed by researchers at RIKEN and Tokai Rubber Industries (TRI), a Japanese government-run research body that surveyed nursing homes Continue reading the story...

Marvel launches DAREDEVIL audiobook with visually impaired fans in mind

Marvel has just announced that its superhero Daredevil – aka blind attorney Matt Murdock, is coming to fans in audio form. The Man Without Fear is now Continue reading the story...

Odeon cinema in Aylesbury wins praise for disability access

Aylesbury, UK: The Odeon cinema in Aylesbury has been praised by disability campaigners for offering easy access by wheelchair and good, comfortable views. Twins Judith and Laura Continue reading the story...

ACB and Google conduct survey to better understand computer usage and assistive technology patterns in blind community

Arlington, Va.: The American Council of the Blind (ACB) announced it will be working with Google Inc. to survey blind, and deaf-blind people to better understand how Continue reading the story...

Saipan Governor creates new office for accessible public transportation

Saipan: Gov. Benigno R. Fitial established last week a new office within the Office of the Governor to develop a viable public transportation system as mandated Continue reading the story...

Young people in Ghana advocate for improved education, accessibility for disabled people

Accra, Ghana: Young people in Ghana are advocating for more rights for disabled people.  Local youths gathered at the Fifth African Forum on Blindness in Ghana Continue reading the story...
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