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Kenyans with disabilities cannot access courtrooms, Judge told

An organization has filed a case seeking to compel the Judiciary to build ramps to allow people with physical disabilities access courtrooms. The executive director of Kenya Continue reading the story...

BrainAble project to offer benefits for people with disabilities

In the 2009 film Surrogates, humans live vicariously through robots while safely remaining in their own homes. That sci-fi future is still a long way off, Continue reading the story...

De Montfort researchers develops eye controlled videogame for children with disabilities

Researchers at De Montfort University in UK have developed computer games which can be controlled by eye movements. The project aims to allow children with severe disabilities Continue reading the story...

UDS launches online store for accessibility and mobility products

LANCASTER, PA.: A Pennsylvania-based non-profit whose mission is to improve the lives of people with physical and age related disabilities by helping them live independently is Continue reading the story...

YouTube makes captioning more accessible for viewers with hearing disabilities

Millions of people enjoy viral videos each day, but some people aren’t getting the jokes — and it’s not for a lack of humor, either. Because Continue reading the story...

Case study to review accessibility for people with disabilities in Kensington

A research project measuring how easy it is to get around Kensington will be the first of many to help address the needs of people with Continue reading the story...

NYC to challenge taxi accessibility order

City lawyers are heading to court Tuesday seeking an appeal of a judge’s order that the Taxi and Limousine Commission must submit a long term-plan for Continue reading the story...

University of Minnesota researcher developing app to help blind people navigate streets

A University of Minnesota researcher is developing an app that would tell people with visual disabilities not only when to cross the street, but which direction Continue reading the story...

Vodafone Spain Foundation and Qualcomm collaborate to help workers with intellectual disabilities

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Qualcomm Incorporated, through its Wireless Reach(TM) initiative, Vodafone Spain Foundation (VSF) and the APROCOR Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at improving the quality of Continue reading the story...

RWC holds expo to inform students on accessible sports for people with disabilities

The Recreation and Wellness Center at University of Central Florida (UCF) is giving students a new look at sports from, perhaps, a slightly different perspective. In an effort Continue reading the story...

Innovative Designs for Accessibility competition organized by COU to make Ontario more accessible

TORONTO: Ontario University students are being challenged to put their creative minds to work to develop solutions that will make the world more accessible for people Continue reading the story...

Heritage buildings not accessible for people with disabilities

Ottawa’s Byward Market is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, with plenty of places to shop, eat and browse – that is, unless you’re Continue reading the story...

Educators develop maps and graphs for students with visual disabilities

JOHNSON CITY, TENN.: Two educators at East Tennessee State University have developed maps and graphs designed to help students with visual disabilities understand geography. The new resources Continue reading the story...

Another airline in India refused passenger with disabilities

It would appear that all the Indian airlines are vying with each other to enter the Hall of Shame. Close on the heels of the shameful incident Continue reading the story...

SFB launches MyWay app to aid blind people

Swiss Federation of the Blind (SFB) developed MyWay app for iPhone to aid people who are blind. MyWay is a GPS orientation aid which provides distance and Continue reading the story...

Winner of beauty pageant for wheelchair users in Hungary wants to improve access for people with disabilities

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: Many beauty queens may wish for world peace, but Hungary’s loveliest wheelchair user has a more achievable goal in mind. In an event unusual for Eastern Europe, Continue reading the story...

Poorly maintained Augusta sidewalks continue to be a problem for people with disabilities

Despite upgrades to city infrastructure to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, those affected daily by accessibility issues say broken, cracked sidewalks continue Continue reading the story...

DPWH lauded for moves to help Filipinos with disabilities

DAGUPAN CITY: A government agency tasked with protecting persons with disabilities has lauded the Department of Public Works in Highways (DPWH) for supporting the group’s advocacy Continue reading the story...

Sidewalk ‘Potholes’ Concerning City’s Accessibility Committee

PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Mention potholes and it’s not usually sidewalks that come to mind, but members of the City’s Accessibility Advisory Committee went before council during Continue reading the story...

Grant will improve accessibility of Rose Creek polling place

ROSE CREEK: The city of Rose Creek was awarded a $12,285 Election Assistance for People with Disabilities grant to improve polling place accessibility for voters with Continue reading the story...

New Mobile App for Travelers with Disabilities

BETHPAGE, NY: Bussani Mobility Team, a leading provider of mobility products and services for people with disabilities in the New York metropolitan area, has launched a Continue reading the story...

New card to make travel easier for Londoners with disabilities

Transport for London (TfL) is rolling out an travel assistance card scheme aimed at helping Londoners with disabilities such as hearing or communication disabilities use public Continue reading the story...

San Diego to Host 27th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference

SAN DIEGO: California State University, Northridge (CSUN) announced today highlights for the upcoming 27th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference  including the free exhibit and several Continue reading the story...

MV-1 accessible vehicle debuts in Canada

The world’s first vehicle designed and built to standards for wheelchair accessibility made its debut in Canada at the Canadian International Autos Show in Toronto this Continue reading the story...

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Arlington case about accessibility

In what could be a major financial blow to cities nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to hear an appeal from Arlington asking the court Continue reading the story...

Civil Aviation ministry to probe Spice Jet off-loading of passenger with disabilities

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on Wednesday urged the Ministry of Civil Aviation to probe off-loading of a woman with cerebral Continue reading the story...

Web guide aims to make area more accessible

A new web guide is to be compiled detailing the accessibility of 500 buildings and venues across the borough. Hastings Borough Council and DisabledGo, in partnership with Continue reading the story...

Hebrew University researchers develop technology that enables blind people to see

ISRAEL: Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have tapped onto the visual cortex of the congenitally blind by using sensory substitution devices (SSDs), enabling blind Continue reading the story...

Europe urged to ‘do more’ for people with visual disabilities

British Socialist MEP Michael Cashman says Europe “should be doing more” to improve access to books for blind people. The demand follows a debate in parliament on Continue reading the story...

DOT fines Allegiant Air for violating rules protecting air travelers with disabilities

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined Allegiant Air $100,000 for violating rules protecting air travelers with disabilities, as well as the Department’s rule for Continue reading the story...

Georgia Tech researchers develop BrailleTouch app

ATLANTA: Imagine if smartphone and tablet users could text a note under the table during a meeting without anyone being the wiser. Mobile gadget users might Continue reading the story...

Rwanda Housing Authority sets deadline to equip buildings with easy access for people with disabilities

The Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) has set the end of this year as deadline for owners of buildings to have specific access provisions for people with Continue reading the story...

Google developing Siri-like voice commands, proximity-based controls for Google TV

A patent filed by Google showcases a new technology that could enable users to control Google TV-equipped devices using their voices, reports Patently Apple. Using a specific smartphone Continue reading the story...

Poolesville students invent tool to assist workers with disabilities

Every Wednesday Richard Rudd goes to work rolling copies of The Gazette, folding them in his hands then sliding them into the plastic bag held by Continue reading the story...

Lawmakers in Nepal stress for accessible environment for people with disabilities

KATHMANDU: Lawmakers and members of the Women, Children and Social Welfare Committee of the Constituent Assembly stressed on the need for introducing law, rules and regulation Continue reading the story...

Ghana Government to make N1 highway accessible for people with disabilities

GHANA: Government is accessing a facility from Austria to erect foot bridges with ramps along the N1 highway to make it accessible for people with disabilities. President Continue reading the story...

Researchers developing easy-to-use web tools to automatically translate written text into sign language

In Tunisia, researchers are developing easy-to-use web tools to automatically translate written text into sign language. In developing countries, the majority of deaf people are illiterate Continue reading the story...

Moscow rolls out private taxi for people with disabilities

MOSCOW: A new taxi service is promising to make Moscow friendlier to the million-plus people with disabilities. When modern Moscow was built, wheelchair access was not at Continue reading the story...

Human Rights Commission of Malaysia sets up task force to improve public facilities for people with disabilities

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has initiated a task force to come up with a  system to monitor  public facilities and policies for people Continue reading the story...

Cambridge company receives government funding to improve accessibility

Cambridge company iansyst has been awarded a second phase of Government funding to develop a prototype of its new service to help people with disabilities. Called MyDocStore, Continue reading the story...
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