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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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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, Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

Monster.com first in industry to make website accessible for users with vision disabilities

BOSTON: The popular job search website Monster.com will be the first job search and recruitment website in the industry to provide job seekers who are blind Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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, Continue reading the story...

Memphis city agrees to improve accessibility for people with disabilities under agreement with government

The Justice Department has reached an agreement with the city of Memphis, Tenn., under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to improve physical accessibility for people Continue reading the story...

Indian designer creates smartphone for people with vision disabilities

NEW DELHI: An Indian designer is developing a smartphone with tactile text that can be used by people who are blind or low vision. Sumit Dagar’s prototype Continue reading the story...

Free webinar on health care reform for people with disabilities – January 30

NEW YORK: United Spinal Association’s membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will host a free webinar on January 30ththat provides a detailed overview of health care Continue reading the story...

New Construction Regulations Enhance Accessibility

SACRAMENTO:  The Department of General Services’ (DGS) Division of the State Architect has announced the adoption of updated accessibility standards for the 2013 California Building Code Continue reading the story...

U.S. Department of Education orders sports access for students with disabilities

The Department’s Office for Civil Rights issued guidance clarifying school districts’ existing legal obligations to provide equal access to extracurricular athletic activities to students with disabilities. In addition Continue reading the story...

Ministry to introduce accessible taxi service

TAIPEI: The Ministry of Transportation and Communications yesterday said it will introduce wheelchair-accessible taxi service for persons with disabilities or elderly people as well as for Continue reading the story...

New home enhances life for young people with a disability in Australia

A high-tech, fully accessible home for up to six young people with high and complex disability support needs officially opened in Tewantin on January 24. Minister for Continue reading the story...

Amazon buys text-to-speech technology

SEATTLE: Amazon announced that it has acquired leading text-to-speech technology company IVONA Software. IVONA delivers world-class technologies that power the “Text-to-Speech,” “Voice Guide” and “Explore by Touch” Continue reading the story...

Manitoba to Introduce Accessibility Legislation in 2013

To ensure Manitobans continue to benefit from the removal of accessibility barriers and to prevent new barriers from being introduced, Family Services and Labour Minister Jennifer Continue reading the story...

Ontario employers have a new tool to improve accessibility for people with disabilities

OTTAWA: The Conference Board of Canada in partnership with the Government of Ontario’s EnAbling Change program have released a new free resource to help employers make Continue reading the story...

Singapore to spend S$700 million to improve transport accessibility

SINGAPORE: The Government will spend close to S$700 million to make transport nodes more accessible, elderly friendly and conducive for commuters. The plans mapped out in the Continue reading the story...

Indian Railways to introduce Braille stickers in trains for passengers with vision disabilities

NEW DELHI: In a first initiative of its kind, Indian Railways is likely to introduce Braille stickers in trains for passengers with vision disabilities to facilitate their Continue reading the story...

Government of Canada helps people with disabilities in Dufferin develop job skills

ORANGEVILLE, ONTARIO: The Government of Canada will help people with disabilities in Dufferin develop the skills they need to find jobs, today announced David Tilson, Member Continue reading the story...

Foundation publishes website accessibility guide

Under the aegis of the Polish regulator UKE, the Foundation Widzialni published the Good Practice Guide – WCAG 2.0 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines). The guide includes information Continue reading the story...

W3C invites Chinese web developers, industry, academia to assume greater role in global web innovation

W3C announces Beihang University as a new center for W3C technical staff and leadership activities in China. W3C anticipates that a dedicated presence in China will Continue reading the story...

Myanmar activists call for stronger laws to protect persons with disabilities

Activists are calling for stronger laws to protect persons with disabilities. In a six-point statement issued on January 8, the activists cited the alleged rape of Continue reading the story...

Online course on dyslexia launched in Malaysia

KUCHING: The Dyslexia Association of Sarawak is the first to offer online course on dyslexia to all not only in Malaysia but worldwide. Its president Dr Ong Continue reading the story...

People with vision disabilities denied the right to secret vote in Malta

People with vision disabilities are being denied a human right to a secret vote, according to Gordon Cardona, who is calling for changes to the law Continue reading the story...

Department of Education targets people with disabilities for early registration

QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES: The Department of Education is working closely with government and private organizations dealing with people with disabilities to ensure that children and youth Continue reading the story...

Alternattiva Demokratika calls for better voting accessibility for persons with disabilities

MALTA: The General Elections Act does not consider persons with disability as persons but as votes, Alternattiva Demokratika (AD) spokeswoman for disability issues Claire Azzopardi Lane Continue reading the story...

Disability Advocacy Forum: Implement Persons with Disabilities Act

INDIA: “First implement the provisions of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, and then celebrate International Day of Continue reading the story...

Inclusive cloud computing may increase internet access

WASHINGTON: The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services has proposed that “inclusive Cloud and Web computing” be a priority for the federal Disability and Continue reading the story...

Texas Tech University project aims to increase disability access

A Texas Tech project aims to increase access to disability services for residents in Lubbock and 20 other counties in our area. The Burkhart Center for Continue reading the story...

New accessibility standards in effect

GUELPH: On Jan. 1, requirements for information and communications under the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation come into effect for universities. The new standard moves away from accommodation Continue reading the story...

WHO hosts global expert consultation on disability statistics

On 5-6 December, in Geneva, Switzerland, an expert consultation was held on the Model Disability Survey questionnaire developed by WHO and the World Bank. A rigorous process Continue reading the story...

Dubai launches campaign to help drivers with hearing disabilities

DUBAI: The Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai has launched an initiative to sensitize road users to drivers who are deaf and alert motorists to vehicles driven by people with Continue reading the story...

Report released on helping Canadians with disabilities find jobs

OTTAWA, ONTARIO: The Government of Canada has partnered with Canadian business leaders to identify successes and best practices in the employment of people with disabilities, as Continue reading the story...

Assistive technology to help students with vision disabilities in bio labs

PUNE, INDIA: A research conducted by University of Pune (UoP) faculty on making conventional Biology labs accessible to students by integrating assistive technologies has been published Continue reading the story...

Making Information Accessible for Arabic Readers

Dolphin EasyConverter, a flexible alternative format creation tool for quickly and easily providing accessible documents for people who experience difficulties reading, can now recognize and convert Continue reading the story...

Hong Kong University improves website’s accessibility

A University-wide mobile web project was initiated by the University Council in late 2010 as part of a larger University rebranding effort. Its main objective is Continue reading the story...
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