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Brazil promises sustainable, accessible, secure Rio+20 conference

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian authorities Wednesday promised to hold a sustainable, accessible and secure Rio+20, U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development.   The sustainability initiatives for the meeting will Continue reading the story...

Visitors with disabilities face high hurdles to London Olympics

The Olympic and Paralympic Games — which London has promised will be the most accessible and inclusive ever — are just weeks away. All sports venues are fully equipped for Continue reading the story...

India’s parliament passes Copyright Amendment Bill 2012

MUMBAI: The much awaited Copyright Amendment Bill 2012 was passed by the Lower House (Lok Sabha) today. The bill cleared by the Rajya Sabha on 17 May, Continue reading the story...

Sharjah Museums Department opens its museums to persons with disabilities

As part of a series of an educational programme recently launched by the Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) under the theme ‘Sharjah Museums Are Accessible for All‘, Continue reading the story...

Burlington recognizes accessibility champions

The City of Burlington’s first Accessibility Awards Wednesday drew more than 200 people and featured Ontario’s Lieutenant-Governor David Onley as its keynote speaker. The event held at Continue reading the story...

Call for applications to join WFD expert working groups

The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) seeks expressions of interest from individuals desiring to serve as WFD experts together with other specialists in different fields Continue reading the story...

Vodafone Foundation launches competition to develop smartphone app for persons with disabilities

The Vodafone Foundation has launched the Smart Accessibility Awards, 2012 on May 30. The competition calls for developers across Europe to design smartphone applications which take Continue reading the story...

City to be made accessible for persons with disabilities: Commissioner of Karachi

KARACHI, PAKISTAN: Commissioner of Karachi, Roshan Ali Khan addressing the members of Pakistan Association of Blind sounded extremely confident that the metropolis would be accessible city Continue reading the story...

UK’s new website aims to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities

A website which aims to improve the lives of persons with disabilities and carers by helping them to address problems with accessibility is being launched. Selby District Continue reading the story...

New initiative aims to promote mobility for children with disabilities worldwide

A team of global partners, headed by Dr. David Dausey, Director of the Mercyhurst University Institute for Public Health, has tasked itself with the daunting challenge Continue reading the story...

Calgary city council approves more wheelchair accessible taxis

Calgary city council gave the green light to 55 new wheelchair accessible taxis on Monday night. The city hopes a new strategy and new licences will improve Continue reading the story...

New autism social learning software takes top SIIA Ed Tech Summit Award

San Diego, CA: The Language Express, creator of social learning software for children with autism, was voted the Most Likely to Succeed at the Software & Continue reading the story...

Spanish researchers create glasses that indicate obstacles to people with vision disabilities

People with moderate vision disabilities, particularly those who have difficulty perceiving the full extent of their surroundings, could use the ingenious device that these Universidad Carlos Continue reading the story...

U.S. and Russia work together to assist Russians with disabilities find employment

Lori Golden and the U.S. Business Leadership Network have shown impressive leadership on this issue through programs that help people with disabilities find meaningful employment. USAID Continue reading the story...

Train station inaccessible for persons with disabilities

Almost a decade after the provincial transport department bequeathing approximately R9million for the facelift of the premises, the Mandalay train station is still inaccessible to persons Continue reading the story...

U.S. Labor Department seeks submissions for disability employment app challenge

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy today announced the launch of its first disability-related application challenge, which is designed to generate Continue reading the story...

President Obama orders government agencies to optimize websites for mobile web accessibility

President Barack Obama on May 23 issued a directive that requires all major government agencies to make two of their key services available on mobile phones Continue reading the story...

Durham Region recognizes National Accessibility Week

WHITBY: The Regional Municipality of Durham will be recognizing National Accessibility Awareness Week from May 27 to June 2, with an official proclamation by Regional Chair Continue reading the story...

NCD urges expeditious senate approval of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

WASHINGTON: Seven United States Senators issued a statement of bipartisan support for United States ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on Continue reading the story...

Emergency Preparedness Symposium for Persons with Disabilities in New Zealand

CHRISTCHURCH: Hon Tariana Turia, Minister for Disability Issues, is applauding a symposium which will focus on better emergency preparedness and responses for persons with disabilities to Continue reading the story...

Best Buy unveils a new radio for people with vision disabilities

Best Buy recently unveiled a new tabletop radio with voice prompts that guide users as they change channels and maneuver other push-button commands. The new radio from Best Continue reading the story...

International conference for professional services for persons who are blind and low vision

ALEXANDRIA, VA: The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) are gearing up for its AER International Conference  2012 in Seattle, (Bellevue) Washington, Continue reading the story...

Nine assistive technology tools for persons with disabilities freely available in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) in Hong Kong announced on May 11 that nine technology-based assistive tools for persons with Continue reading the story...

Sky TV adds closed captioning to four channels

NEW ZEALAND: SKY is adding four new channels to its “closed caption” service to further improve its offering to New Zealand’s deaf and hearing impaired communities. Continue reading the story...

Indian couple dub Bollywood movies into sign language for deaf people

INDORE: Bringing changes in the life of people with disabilities and giving them a confidence to live them as any normal person is certainly not an Continue reading the story...

Google glasses offers text message alerts to people with hearing disabilities

Google continues to add to their product offerings in some incredible ways, proving that they are serious about staying on the cutting edge of technological innovation. Continue reading the story...

U.S. Justice Department issues guidance on accessibility requirements for existing swimming pools at Hotels

The Justice Department released two technical assistance documents today regarding the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to swimming pools. The documents can be Continue reading the story...

Adaptive tech expo offers help for persons with disabilities

Some of the stuff at the Assistive Technology Expo  is just for fun, like the Sphero, a remote-controlled ball  that obeys directions you give it using a Bluetooth app Continue reading the story...

Vietnamese with disabilities set to get disaster preparedness training

QUANG NAM: Persons with disabilities will be trained to actively contribute to natural disaster prevention in 46 villages of central Quang Nam Province under a project Continue reading the story...

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission studying telecom technology for persons with disabilities

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is taking further steps to improve telecommunications services for Canadians with hearing and speech disabilities. Canada’s telecom regulator announced Friday that Continue reading the story...

Angola to sign UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities

Luanda: The Angolan Social Welfare Ministry, João Baptista Kussumua, said on May 22 in Luanda that efforts are underway for the ratification of the United Nations Continue reading the story...

Matawan committee will focus on accessibility

MATAWAN: The borough has established a committee that will focus on ensuring that public buildings and parks meet the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act Continue reading the story...

New York Attorney General says stores to ensure disability access

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced agreements with three major retail chains to ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to the merchandise, Continue reading the story...

New equipment enables people with disabilities to share the joy of sailing

AUSTRALIA: Access to the joys of the Manning River will soon become much easier for people with disabilities, with a special crane to be installed on Continue reading the story...

International networks to collaborate to improve accessible tourism

Two leading organizations in the fields of sustainable tourism and accessible tourism have agreed to collaborate on new initiatives to improve the quality of tourist destinations Continue reading the story...

New release of Axis 360 allows blind eBook users to access library digital collections

CHARLOTTE, N.C.: Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books, today announced an important new release of its Axis 360 digital Continue reading the story...

Australia develops talking set-top box for blind TV watchers

If you’re blind, or vision impaired, but you still want to get the most out of Australia’s multitude of digital free-to-air TV channels, Bush Australia’s brand Continue reading the story...

University of Cincinnati students design a better pill bottle for people who are blind or low vision

It’s easy to see that University of Cincinnati design students Alex Broerman and Ashley Ma are on to something with their new design and prototype for Continue reading the story...

City agrees to make polling sites more accessible for persons with disabilities

The City of Flint has agreed to make polling places more accessible for people with mobility disabilities in time for the November presidential election, the U.S. Continue reading the story...

University of Nevada scientists design low-cost indoor navigation system for blind people

RENO, NEV.: University of Nevada, Reno computer science engineering team Kostas Bekris and Eelke Folmer presented their indoor navigation system for people with vision disabilities at two Continue reading the story...
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