Month: August 2012

Smart Buses to hit Edmonton city next spring

TORONTO, ONTARIO: Trapeze Group on August 30 announced that it has been selected to provide the City of Edmonton Transit System (ETS) with a new comprehensive intelligent transportation system to help them better manage their fixed-route bus service and provide travelers with real time transit information. Guided by the City Vision and The Way We Move (the Transportation… Continue Reading »

Research Report on Web Accessibility Metrics – W3C Working Draft 30 August 2012

Web accessibility metrics are an invaluable tool for researchers, developers, governmental agencies and end users. Accessibility metrics help indicate the accessibility level of websites, including the accessibility level of individual websites, or even large-scale surveys of the accessibility of many websites. Recently, a plethora of metrics has been released to complement the A, AA, and… Continue Reading »

iansyst showcases latest assistive technologies at Special Needs Show London 2012

Showcasing the latest developments in assistive technology, iansyst – a leading supplier of literacy software solutions, will be exhibiting on stand P23 at the 2012 Special Needs Show, London. Visitors will be offered the opportunity to speak with assistive technology experts, demo the latest products and discover more about iansyst’s latest developments. Supporting people with… Continue Reading »

Cornwall offers beginners basic skills of British Sign Language course

The Cornwall Deaf Centre in Camborne is offering Level 1 and 2 British Sign Language courses from September. The courses are designed to teach a basic ability to communicate with deaf people, learn about the deaf community and deaf culture. Students will learn to converse with a deaf person using basic sign language, sign a… Continue Reading »

NFB settles complaint against Sacramento Public Library

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for access to information by people who are blind and other people with print disabilities, on August 30 that a complaint filed by the NFB with the United States Department of Justice, Office of Civil Rights, against the Sacramento Public Library Authority… Continue Reading »

Council approves Accessibility Policy

Waterloo Region: The Region of Waterloo is committed to inclusion and diversity in Regional programs and services. Disabilities are one of many aspects of diversity, and the Region has identified steps to ensure inclusive and accessible services for people with disabilities. The approved ‘Standards for Accessibility Policy’ outlines this commitment; providing services in an accessible… Continue Reading »

AccuWeather to provide Emergency Weather Alert Information to people with vision disabilities

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people in the United States, and its newspaper service for people who are blind, NFB-NEWSLINE®, on August 29 announced a collaboration with AccuWeather®, an online weather information service, to provide emergency weather alerts to  subscribers who are blind and… Continue Reading »

VisitEngland launches accessibility guide for visitors with disabilities

On the day of the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, VisitEngland has launched“Winning More Visitors” – a new online guide designed to help destinations attract more visitors with disabilities by providing access information on their websites.  The online resource was developed following a survey by the national tourist board, which revealed that 83… Continue Reading »

Delhi Police to launch emergency helpline service for people who are deaf

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Delhi Police will soon launch a helpline exclusively for people who are deaf where they can send a brief text message in an emergency and get help. The helpline came about after a citizen who is deaf sent a letter asking police how he could reach them in an emergency. During an… Continue Reading »

Emergency Access Advisory Committee Meeting – September 14

The Federal Communications Commission will hold the next EAAC meeting on September 14, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Washington, D.C. The Emergency Access Advisory Committee decides on the most effective and efficient technologies and ways to give persons with disabilities access to Next Generation 911 emergency services. This link opens a PDF document. This information is… Continue Reading »