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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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

Istanbul 2020 bid committee to study London Paralympics

Senior members of the Istanbul 2020 bid committee, headed by bid leader Hasan Arat and director Ali Kiremitcioglu, arrived in London and will visit official venues Continue reading the story...

Researchers develop Touch Melody software for people who are blind

TAIPEI: National Cheng Kung University unveiled the first digitized Braille sheet music software for people who are blind and low vision in Taiwan for the first Continue reading the story...

Accessibility Advisory Committee reviewing public buildings

BROCK TWP.: For persons with disabilities, everyday life can present its share of challenges. And Beaverton resident James Garland is hoping to open the eyes of Continue reading the story...

Scottish government invests in disability projects

The Scottish government is providing a £2.7m fund that will be invested in projects that will enhance the lives of people with learning disabilities. In an effort Continue reading the story...

Delhi University plans to improve services for students with disabilities

NEW DELHI: Delhi University is planning a number of initiatives like free transportation, subsidized housing and assistive devices for students admitted under the physical disability category. Although the number of Continue reading the story...

Sochi 2014 departs for London to prepare for Russia’s First Paralympic Games

A Sochi 2014 team, composed of Organizing Committee’s employees, volunteers and representatives of organizations involved in the Sochi 2014 preparations, has traveled to London to gain Continue reading the story...

US disability advocates call for accessible polling places

A Federal Court Judge will hear testimony Monday about how to make city polling sites more accessible for people who use wheelchairs or have vision disabilities. Earlier Continue reading the story...

Big Launcher app makes Android accessible for people with vision disabilities

The Big Launcher App is a fast and simple Android home screen for people who are blind and low vision. The app replaces manufacturer’s small and sophisticated Continue reading the story...

Best Practice Web Accessibility and Mobile Webinars in September

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: With the deadline rapidly approaching for Government organizations in Australia to be WCAG 2.0 Level A compliant; it’s pertinent for marketing, web, digital and Continue reading the story...

University of Mysore introduces Learning Center for people with vision disabilities

INDIA: The University of Mysore has set up a Learning Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged (LRCVC) at its library on Manasagangotri campus. Minister for Higher Education Continue reading the story...

Audio books library for people who are blind introduced in Oman

MUSCAT: The Oman Digital Library (ODL), which was launched in 2004 and has more than 40,000 documents, recently launched a section for people who are blind, Continue reading the story...

Free seminars to focus on designing accessible recreation facilities

HONOLULU: The Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB) is hosting a two-day series of free seminars featuring U.S. Access Board Accessibility Specialist Bill Botten discussing the Continue reading the story...

‘People with disabilities must be included in disaster planning’: FEMA

SAYREVILLE: Communities must bring persons with disabilities to the table when planning for disasters because their insight is invaluable, said Marcie Roth, director of the Federal Continue reading the story...

Airports Company South Africa Disability Conference 6-7 September

The theme of this year’s two-day Airports Company South Africa Disability Conference is Solutions For Delivery To People With Disabilities and will focus on real benefits Continue reading the story...

Breaking Barriers: The Disability Rights Movement in Russia

When I first crossed the doorstep of an American high school as a 17-year-old new immigrant from Russia, my jaw dropped, kids in wheelchairs were playing Continue reading the story...

Delhi University shows urgency to improve accessibility

NEW DELHI: Delhi University may have to roll up its sleeves and do the heavy work itself. Noting the “deplorable condition” of pavements and pathways, rendering North Campus Continue reading the story...

ATOC launches new website for passengers with disabilities

UK: A new website to help older passengers and passengers with disabilities get the most out of improvements made to rail services is being launched today, Continue reading the story...

Azerbaijan Foundation presents mini lab for people with vision disabilities

AZERBAIJAN, BAKU: The Heydar Aliyev Foundation has presented a ‘Mini-information lab’ to people with vision disabilities, the Foundation said on August 23. Heydar Aliyev Foundation presents ‘Mini-information Continue reading the story...

ASU student presents 3-D tactile images to national microscopy conference

While Ashleigh Gonzales is a typical, 20-year old Arizona State University (ASU) senior, she is not your average student. Unlike other undergraduates studying life sciences, her Continue reading the story...

Children with disabilities soon become part of Fiji’s education system

FIJI: The teaching of children with disabilities will soon become part of Fiji’s education system. Sixty-seven teachers from around the country are attending a three-day workshop at Continue reading the story...

Accessibility Committee to make Prince George more accessible for persons with disabilities

The Advisory Committee on Accessibility is trying to make Prince George more accessible to people who are blind and mobility disabilities. The work plan for 2012-13 has Continue reading the story...

Commonwealth Summit on ICT for Persons with Disabilities

LONDON: ICT Ministers, business executives and leading civil society figures will be meeting at the Commonwealth e-Accessibility Summit  on 30th to 31st August 2012 at the Institute of Directors, London, Continue reading the story...

U.S. Department of Education awards $750,000 grant for research to provide opportunities for persons with disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education on August 21 awarded a $750,000 grant to SEDL of Austin, Texas, to carry out activities to help people with disabilities Continue reading the story...

Ghana: Disability Rights Convention Ratified – People with mental disabilities need protection, community-based programs

NAIROBI: The announcement by the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs on August 21, 2012, of Ghana’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights Continue reading the story...

Heathrow airport improves accessibility for passengers with disabilities

Heathrow on August 22 announced a package of permanent accessibility improvements for passengers with mobility disabilities as it welcomed 2,100 Paralympic athletes. The airport said the Paralympics Continue reading the story...

SAP India drives software accessibility standards

SAP India has announced its collaboration with Xavier’s Resource Centre for the Visually challenged (XRCVC) to launch Project Accessibility- a unique initiative to promote accessibility standards Continue reading the story...

Arizona State University aims to improve access to STEM classes for students with vision disabilities

Arizona State University is kicking off a pilot program aimed at improving access to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classes for students who are blind Continue reading the story...

Hong Kong announces multi-billion dollar plan to improve accessibility

A multimillion-dollar plan is under way to build elevators at footbridges and pedestrian subways to help elderly people and persons with disabilities. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced Continue reading the story...

Australia helps Fiji introduce Disability Inclusive Education in primary schools

SUVA: Sixty seven Fijian teachers are attending a three-day workshop to familiarize themselves with a pilot project to introduce Disability Inclusive Education in five primary schools Continue reading the story...

Lack of transportation keeping man with disabilities at home

A Comox Valley wheelchair user cannot leave his house because of lack of access to the Comox Valley Regional District’s handyDART service. Blair Polischuk, who was diagnosed Continue reading the story...
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