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Bristol M Shed museum celebrates digital access award

Bristol’s M Shed museum, which opened earlier this year, is celebrating after receiving a Jodi Mattes Trust Award for Digital Access onsite. The Jodi Mattes Trust’s vision Continue reading the story...

Petaling Jaya to provide better accessible facilities for people with disabilities

MALAYSIA: Petaling Jaya has taken the lead to have better disabled-friendly facilities in the city. Its mayor Datuk Mohamad Roslan Sakiman said for starters, Section 52 would Continue reading the story...

Railway stations to improve disability access

Almost £10 million will be spent on improvements to five railway stations, it has been announced. Stations at Dunblane, Dyce, Newton, Rosyth and Shotts will all benefit Continue reading the story...

Sacramento County awarded $250,000 grant to evaluate disability access of bus stops

Sacramento County has been awarded a $250,000 planning grant to evaluate just how accessible Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) bus stops are in unincorporated areas. The study Continue reading the story...

New Zealand Company developed sensor technology to clamp down on disabled parking rogues

NZ: Abuse of disabled parking bays could become a thing of the past, thanks to new technology that can catch able-bodied drivers who hog the spaces. Sandi Continue reading the story...

Big increase in complaints against airlines by passengers with disabilities

TAMPA, FLORIDA: With millions of Americans looking to get out of town, the airport can be an adventure this time of year. At Tampa International, some Continue reading the story...

Navajo Nation fails to provide disability access: Report

FARMINGTON: An estimated 30 percent of adults age 21 through 54 living on the Navajo Nation have a disability. In residents age 64 and older, that Continue reading the story...

Kearney City Council approved American Disabilities Act Plan to improve accessibility

The Kearney City Council approved an American Disabilities Act Plan to help the city improve its accessibility for people with disabilities. The city completed several parts Continue reading the story...

New eSlate machines to help people with disabilities to vote in Long Beach

LONG BEACH: New voting devices will allow people with disabilities to cast a ballot without assistance during Long Beach’s April municipal election. eSlate electronic voting machine that Continue reading the story...

India’s National Anthem ‘Jana Gana Mana’ becomes accessible to people with hearing disabilities

INDIA: Exactly a century after it was first sung, India’s national anthem has now become accessible to people with hearing disabilities. Mumbai’s Ali Yavar Jung Institute for Continue reading the story...

LG develops voice-operated remote control

Apple’s Siri technology comes to the latest LG television sets. The South Korean electronics company has come up with a TV remote control that can recognize Continue reading the story...

In Singapore, more people with disabilities going for IT training

SINGAPORE: More people with disabilities are undergoing an IT Apprenticeship Programme at the Infocomm Accessibility Centre, to better prepare themselves for real work environments. One of the Continue reading the story...

New rules helping to break down barriers for people with disabilities

ST. CATHARINES: Diane Foster hopes new accessibility requirements for businesses slated to roll out in January will break down more barriers for people with disabilities. The 59-year-old Continue reading the story...

Madinah province proclaimed accessible for people with disabilities

MADINAH: Madinah Gov. Prince Abdul Aziz bin Majed has declared his entire province a disability-friendly zone. “I announce that the Madinah province is friendly to people with Continue reading the story...

Bulgaria to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities

Bulgaria is finally set to ratify the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, a high-ranking MP has announced. “Bulgaria is about to ratify the Convention for the rights Continue reading the story...

iPhone App provides accessibility information to visitors coming to London for the 2012 Games

A new free Inclusive London iPhone app has been launched to give greater access to people with disabilities, elderly people and parents with young children and Continue reading the story...

TSA launches helpline for travelers with disabilities

WASHINGTON: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the launch of TSA Cares today, a new helpline number designed to assist travelers with disabilities and medical conditions, Continue reading the story...

Make Singapore truly accessible to all tourists

The Memorandum of Understanding between “NATAS, TP to study needs of older travellers” (Dec 7) augurs well if the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore and Continue reading the story...

Ballarat region disability service providers speak out on taxi scooter ban

Disability service providers and advocacy organizations have slammed the recent enforcement of a rule which means certain elderly people or passengers with disabilities can no longer Continue reading the story...

Judge ordered NYC to provide accessible taxis for customers with disabilities

A federal judge took the wheel in the upcoming rollout of the recently passed taxi bill in ruling Friday that the city’s taxi system discriminates against  Continue reading the story...

Blind people suing route 40 Paintball Park

A group of blind people are suing a White Marsh  paintball park, claiming their state and federal civil rights were violated after they were denied access to Continue reading the story...

Morton Grove Library seeking input on accessibility for people with disabilities

In order to meet certain requirements as well as make the Morton Grove Public Library more accessible for patrons, the library board is turning to residents for suggestions, as Continue reading the story...

Ford and Cambridge designing vehicles for blind people

American car dealer Ford has joined up with Cambridge University in a bid to better its vehicles for blind people. The manufacturer has announced that it will Continue reading the story...

Human right group asked to ensure access for voters with disabilities

KINGSTON, JAMAICA: A human rights group on Thursday called on Jamaica to take fast action to ensure that voters with disabilities across the island can cast Continue reading the story...

Nairobi Safari Club accessible for people with disabilities

Nairobi Safari Club, Kenya’s all-ensuite hotel located along University Way is among top-notch establishments that are easily accessible to people with disabilities. Right from the main road, Continue reading the story...

Microsoft New Zealand commits to improving accessibility

Microsoft New Zealand has signalled an increased focus on accessibility solutions by making a significant donation to the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB) Continue reading the story...

Businesses sued over disability access

HACKENSACK: Three city businesses, including The Shops at Riverside, are the latest targets of a Florida-based advocacy group that has sued hundreds of retailers nationwide for Continue reading the story...

Disability rights activists urged parliament to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

BEIRUT, LEBANON: Disability rights activists Monday urged parliament to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, saying that this is one way Continue reading the story...

City of Minneapolis launches accessible website for people with disabilities

The City of Minneapolis website has received a major facelift. Beginning Monday, Dec. 19, visitors to www.MinneapolisMN.gov will see a more dynamic website with a better Continue reading the story...

Disability access at Yahoola Creek Park improved by new bridge

DAHLONEGA: Christmas came early for the Community Group, affiliated with Avita Community Partners, in Dahlonega. The group, comprised of adults with developmental disabilities, often enjoyed taking walks Continue reading the story...

China improves education access for people with disabilities

BEIJING: China is striving to improve access to higher education for people with disabilities by forbidding examination authorities from excluding people from national level exams due Continue reading the story...

Techno Camp for people with disabilities in Turkey

JAMESTOWN: The five day TechnoCamp opened up a new world for people with disabilities in Turkey. Turkey’s inaugural camp was an opportunity to raise awareness of how Continue reading the story...

TapToTalk communication app for children with disabilities

TapToTalk turns devices into an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. TapToTalk makes communication fun, like another “game” on this cool device. Just tap a picture Continue reading the story...

Governor Quinn announces public-private initiative to grow independent housing for persons with disabilities

CHICAGO: Governor Pat Quinn announced the commitment of $15 million in Illinois Jobs Now! capital program funds to launch a housing program to help people with disabilities live Continue reading the story...

Lack of disability access to public transport on Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road

AUSTRALIA: A lack of access to public transport on Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road is making it difficult for people with disabilities to work, an advocate says. Robert Pask, Continue reading the story...

Businesses scramble to comply with orders for disability access

Several La Jolla merchants were not and have been called on it. It cost them dearly both in time and money. Mitch’s Surf Shop and a handful Continue reading the story...

Azerbaijan launches new Internet resource for people with disabilities

BAKU: Special web-resource has been launched in Azerbaijani Internet segment for physically disabled people. The group of project implementation ” Life without obstacles ” has reported that Continue reading the story...

Microsoft touts new accessibility add-ins for Office 2010

Microsoft today posted about two new accessibility-oriented add-ins for its Office 2010 productivity suite. They providing video subtitling for PowerPoint and Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) compatibility Continue reading the story...

Wheelchair users struggle to navigate in Auckland

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND: Patricia Keller from Switzerland says while Auckland’s people are friendly, the city is not wheelchair friendly at all. She says more link buildings Continue reading the story...

Fukushima Prefecture group developed a “talking Geiger” radiation detector for blind people

FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN: Amid the ongoing nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, a group representing blind people in Fukushima Prefecture has developed a “talking Continue reading the story...
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