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IctQatar introduces electronic accessibility policy to help persons with disabilities

DOHA: IctQatar has implemented the Electronic Accessibility Policy, the first of its kind measure in the country that will ensure that persons with disabilities enjoy equal Continue reading the story...

UK Government seeks views on web accessibility

UK: The Government has asked for views on what problems people with disabilities face when using the web and other technologies and whether laws and regulations Continue reading the story...

Microsoft Qatar, Mada complete first phase of Imkaan project for people with disabilities

Microsoft Qatar along with Mada Assistive Technology Center (Mada) have successfully completed phase one of the Imkaan programme aimed at benefiting people with disabilities in Qatar Continue reading the story...

Transport for London is failing disabled and elderly tube passengers

London is a wonderful city. It thrums with life, with art, with culture. Every week, its streets and buildings are abuzz with new exhibitions, parties and Continue reading the story...

Pool wins Barrier-Free Design Award 2011

The recently renovated Malton Community Centre Pool has earned the City of Mississauga an award for going “above and beyond” when it comes to accessibility. Malton Community Continue reading the story...

OverDrive announces Ebook device “Test Drive” program for libraries

OverDrive announced Test Drive, a program for libraries to support demonstration and lending of eBook reading devices and tablets to their patrons. The program includes device recommendations and guidelines Continue reading the story...

Android Ice Cream Sandwich accessibility features for blind people

The new Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 features let users with visual disabilities simply slide their fingers across the screen to hear a build-in voice that Continue reading the story...

Gainesville State student inspires map for blind people

Like most students, Efren Chavez was looking for an easy A when he chose to take geology this semester. “I chose geology because I thought it Continue reading the story...

Ubuntu 12.04 Accessibility Plans

Ubuntu community manager Jono Bacon has detailed the development plans for accessibility support in next April’s 12.04 LTS release. The plans appear to have been developed with the Continue reading the story...

Provide interpreters for people with hearing disabilities at public places: Delhi High Court

NEW DELHI, INDIA: A Delhi High Court order is likely to make life easier for people with hearing disabilities. Public places like railway stations, airports, bus Continue reading the story...

Brain chips could aid people who are blind, paralyzed

Prof Richard Normann, of the University of Utah‘s school of medicine, is the man behind the chip which could transform millions of people’s lives. Prof Richard Normann Known Continue reading the story...

Only 25% of public spaces accessible for people with disabilities: Study

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Only 25% of public spaces and buildings in the country are accessible for people with disabilities. A study conducted in 16 locations nationwide found Continue reading the story...

Proper parking is theme for National Accessibility Week

GALWAY, IRELAND: Illegal and inconsiderate parking and the difficulties and access issues raised by parking on footpaths and blocking entrances will be at the centre of Continue reading the story...

Accessibility is vitally important for people with disabilities

It estimated that there are now more than 1 billion people around the world who experience some form of disability, with 110-190 million of them encountering Continue reading the story...

Qatar National Bank launched innovative service for blind customers

As part of its commitment to provide banking services and products to people with disabilities in Qatar, Qatar National Bank (QNB) has launched an innovative new Continue reading the story...

People with disabilities protest against airliner’s discrimination

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: A group of disabled people gathered Wednesday at the Taipei office of Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways (CPA) to protest the company’s move to Continue reading the story...

Week dedicated to accessibility awareness

The week of November 23 to 29 marks Accessible Parking Awareness Week, dedicated to raising awareness about accessibility issues for people with mobil­ity disabilities, whether due Continue reading the story...

Tholsel picks up award for its accessibility to people with disabilities

DROGHEDA, IRELAND: Drogheda’s Tourist office has been recognized with an award for its accessibility to people with disabilities. The Tholsel was presented with the prize for most Continue reading the story...

People with disabilities in New Plymouth District will soon see improved accessibility

NZ: New Plymouth District is well on track to becoming one of the most accessible districts in the country. In a report to this week’s Policy Committee Continue reading the story...

City claims no obligation to provide wheelchair accessible taxis

MANHATTAN: A lawsuit that aims to determine if New York City taxis must be accessible for people with disabilities came one step closer to a ruling Continue reading the story...

Delhi German Home gets grant to improve accessibility

A federal program designed to improve accessibility for people with disabilities may prove to be the salvation of Norfolk’s community halls. Provincial legislation forcing municipalities to make Continue reading the story...

Tablet technology provides new options for children with learning disabilities

EDMONTON: For many people, touch-screen tablets are just another gadget; another way to check email, another way to surf the Internet. But for others, the devices Continue reading the story...

University of Technology designing prototype device to aid children with disabilities

JAMAICA: With statistics revealing that some three children per thousand are born in Jamaica each year with a physical disability and that there is an urgent Continue reading the story...

Grants available to make housing accessible

BISMARCK, ND: Grants are available from the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) to renovate properties occupied by people with physical disabilities. “The Rehab Accessibility Program can help our Continue reading the story...

Discovery Center is now equipped with an assistive technology for people with hearing disabilities

CONCORD, NH: The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center’s planetarium is now equipped with an assistive technology for people with hearing disabilites, thanks to the New Hampshire Academy of Continue reading the story...

Ulaanbaatar grapples with challenge of equal access for disabled people in Mongolia

ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA: Munkhtulga Tseveldorj is successful for a 22 year old. Author of two poetry books, he has a third on the way. He’s a good Continue reading the story...

Barclays signs up to make money talk to blind users

Barclays has announced that it will join the Royal National Institute of Blind (RNIB) People’s Make Money Talk campaign and introduce “talking ATMs” by the end Continue reading the story...

ICT training for people with disabilities

ACCRA, GHANA: The Vice-President, Mr John Mahama, Monday launched an ICT programme in Accra which seeks to train 5,000 persons with disabilities in the assembling and Continue reading the story...

Wood County Commission meets to discuss new ADA regulations

New regulations have been made to the American Disability Act (ADA), and the Wood County Commission met today to see what changes our area needs to Continue reading the story...

Wheelchair users face difficulties with public transport in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Mr Gilbert Tan, 50, is an artist, public speaker, playwright and an equity investor. His packed schedule means he has to shuttle between places frequently. Continue reading the story...

Bend behind on federal orders to make curb ramps compliant with disability laws

BEND: It could be a few decades before all curb ramps in the city of Bend meet the federal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act Continue reading the story...

PFRD honors Opol for accessibility efforts

OPOL: The Philippine Foundation for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled Inc. (PFRD) gave a special local government unit (LGU) award to the municipality of Opol for Continue reading the story...

Communication services for deaf people installed at Tulsa International Airport

Tulsa International now offers a public access video phone to assist deaf people. Communication Services for deaf people installed the phone at the airport with grant Continue reading the story...

Travelers with disabilities lament lack of transport access for 2012 Olympics

Iman Saab has just been left behind by a London bus that she needed to take because her two nearest underground stations are inaccessible to her. After 20 Continue reading the story...

Brazilian company developed Braille tactile aid to blind people

A Brazilian company called Andaluz Acessibilidade has developed an interesting system using special flooring to allow blind people to find their way around and avoid accidents. Textured tiles provide Continue reading the story...

Putnam preparing to improve library for people with disabilities

PUTNAM, CT: The Board of Selectmen has taken the first steps in a possible renovation to the Putnam Public Library by approving a request to establish Continue reading the story...

Senator emeritus seeks to make pools accessible for wheelchair user

Revised regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act will go into effect on March 15 that will require public and commercial pools to be wheelchair accessible. Continue reading the story...

University of Salamanca creates a Chair for research on accessible technologies

SALAMANCA, SPAIN: The Chancellor of the University of Salamanca Daniel Hernández Ruipérez, Indra’s Director of Innovation Jose Luis Angoso, and Chairman of Adecco Foundation Emilio Zurutuza Continue reading the story...

Australian Web Awards 2011 recognize importance of accessibility

A Not for Profit organization has taken out a top Web award which recognizes the importance of accessibility in web design and development. The Australian Web Awards Continue reading the story...

Frankfort library to improve disability access

FRANKFORT: The Frankfort branch of the Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library likely will close for about six months beginning in mid-December for renovations. The renovation project Continue reading the story...
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