Month: January 2013

Inclusive sign system provides text to speech and translation in 40+ languages

HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA: Signaids has developed an inclusive designed  communication system that allows the user to define how they would like to receive the information that is presented. By incorporating a signaid contact point on a poster, sign or advertisement the content is communicated back to the user through a compatible smart phone device by… Continue Reading »

China Network Television to provide subtitles for people with hearing disabilities

CHINA: After trials in the past two years, China Network Television plans to make it a yearly practice to provide subtitles for people with hearing disabilities during the Spring Festival gala show, the most-watched show on the eve of the lunar new year in China, said Qiu Chun, director of the program. According to Qiu,… Continue Reading »

ABiSee unveils two new portable products for people with vision disabilities

ACTON, MASS.: ABiSee, Inc., the leading provider of electronic readers for people with vision disabilities, announced on January 30 the release of their new-low vision and blindness products: Eye-Pal Ace and Eye-Pal ROL. The two revolutionary products are portable (battery-powered), light (3.5 lbs.) and convenient, fitting comfortably in your hands. Eye-Pal Ace and Eye-Pal ROL feature a built-in… Continue Reading »

CMHR outlines inclusive design plan

WINNIPEG: The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has embraced an approach to inclusive design that will set new Canadian and world standards for universal accessibility, its president announced. Cutting-edge technology, nation-wide input from the disability community, and pioneering Canadian research have ensured the Museum visitor experience is designed – right from its early planning… Continue Reading »

Travel company settles disability discrimination lawsuit

HONOLULU, HAWAII: Kintetsu International Express (USA), Inc. – a leading company in worldwide corporate travel – will pay $77,500 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The EEOC had charged that Kintetsu harassed and discriminated against a tour coordinator in Maui because of… Continue Reading »

HUD & US Bank settle disability discrimination claim

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on January 23 that Bloomington, Minnesota-based U.S. Bank National Association will pay $12,000 to a loan applicant with disabilities under a Conciliation Agreement settling allegations that the bank required him to provide unnecessary documentation to establish he would continue receiving disability income for three years before… Continue Reading »

President Koroma gives hope to persons with disabilities

SIERRA LEONE: His Excellency Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has on Thursday 31st January 2013 reiterated his commitment to promote the cause of persons with disabilities in Sierra Leone. He made this pledge on the occasion of the courtesy visit to State House by representatives of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities. “We have delivered… Continue Reading » first in industry to make website accessible for users with vision disabilities

BOSTON: The popular job search website will be the first job search and recruitment website in the industry to provide job seekers who are blind with full and equal access to all of its products and services including mobile applications, Attorney General Martha Coakley, Monster Worldwide, Inc. and the National Federation of the Blind… Continue Reading »

Accessibility team works to create positive change

At the Adaptive Technology Centre (ATC) – a resource and study centre for students with disabilities in Stauffer Library – Andrew Ashby keeps his door open to the student work space and rest area. As an adaptive technologies specialist, he is there to answer questions on the technological resources available. But his support extends way… Continue Reading »

Dolphin supports Load2Learn accessible resources for school

UK Primary and Secondary students who have dyslexia, are partially sighted or blind now have access to thousands of free accessible text books and images, through Load2Learn, a service delivered by Dyslexia Action and RNIB. Dolphin Computer Access has recently signed to become a corporate partner of Load2Learn to support the service help reach more students… Continue Reading »