• Month: July 2012

    NICT, Fujitsu develop indoor guidance technology for blind people

    TOKYO: Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and Fujitsu today announced their joint development of an indoor support system for people who are blind that uses ultra wide band (UWB) technology and a smartphone. The system is able to provide real-time positioning data, even indoors where GPS cannot be used, and provide… Continue Reading »

    Singapore Ministry forms Enabling Masterplan Implementation Committee

    SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) has formed an Enabling Masterplan Implementation Committee. The Enabling Masterplan Implementation Committee is a new engagement platform for the disability sector. The committee will provide feedback from disability sector to the government on recommendations. Senior Parliamentary Secretary for MCYS, Mr Sam Tan, said after his visit… Continue Reading »

    Hungarian firm to launch Mobile-accessibility solution at DeafNation Word Expo 2012

    BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: MSL (Mobile Sign Language) Accessibility Ltd., a Budapest-based Hungarian startup is going to introduce its mobile accessibility-solution at the DeafNation Word Expo beginning in July 2012 in Las Vegas – MSLaccess.com. In cooperation with Hungarian Tourism Co. MSL Accessibility has been engaged in making traveling and culture accessible for people who are deaf… Continue Reading »

    One year course in Media & Disability Communication

    MUMBAI, INDIA: Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped, (AYJNIHH) Mumbai,  in collaboration with Department of Communication (DCJ), University of Mumbai offers one-year Post Graduate Diploma Course in Media & Disability Communication, (PGDMDC), specializing in  ‘Accessible Media Programs and Universal Design’ for careers in the Mass Media industry. During the one-year course the… Continue Reading »

    HIMS launches the powerful new Braille Sense U2 Notetakers

    AUSTIN, TEXAS: HIMS, a worldwide developer and manufacturer of products for people with vision disabilities announces the new Braille Sense U2 product line—the latest release in its proven series of Braille Sense notetakers. The new Braille Sense U2 delivers the highest performance and speed in the industry—as well as several new features never before available. The new Braille Sense U2 introduces a 1GHZ… Continue Reading »

    Comelec to provide accessible polling places to voters with disabilities

    MANILA, PHILIPPINES: On the May 2013 election day, persons with disabilities will be given special treatment for their voting convenience. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has promulgated Resolution 9485, which establishes accessible polling places and provides guidelines in assisting persons with disabilities on elections day. This is a response to the call of government officials and some… Continue Reading »

    Dubai Autism Center launches Assistive Technology and AAC program for children with autism

    Dubai Autism Center (DAC) launched the second phase of the Assistive Technology and the Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) program which enhance the various communication skills of children with Autism. The program goes in line with the latest international practices in the field of speech and communication therapy. It presents new equipments, tools and technology software… Continue Reading »

    New rules on accessibility aim to make swimming pools available to all

    Whether you’re on vacation at a hotel or enjoying a day at the community center, cooling off in Florida’s summer heat is often done in a pool. And soon everyone, including those who might have difficulty getting into the pool, should be able to enjoy it. On May 21, the Department of Justice extended the… Continue Reading »

    Siemens transfers low-floor tram technology to Chinese manufacturer

    CHANGSHA: Chinese passengers will be able to take a ride on state-of-the-art low-floor trams in the near future, thanks to agreements signed on June27 between Siemens and CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co. Ltd. Siemens will transfer 100 percent of its “Combino” low-floor tram technology to the Chinese company, with the Chinese-made trams set to roll… Continue Reading »