Month: March 2013

UAE Disability law needs enforcement, say advocates

DUBAI: To regulate the number of new centres for people with disabilities and to enforce the rights of people with special needs, a private meeting among representatives from various government entities takes place on Sunday. The meeting is being held to discuss the enforcement of the UAE Disability Law which, according to advocates for the… Continue Reading »

Technology center aims to aids people with autism

Community members now have a place to go for technology questions in Hatboro. Although the center helps anyone with questions, SI Services Inc. has partnered with the Autism Cares Foundation to create a place where families and teachers helping individuals with autism can learn how to implement technology like the iPad into everyday learning. The… Continue Reading »

Thailand to issue New Banknotes with Braille

The Bank of Thailand will issue a new series of 20 baht banknotes with Braille, its 16th series, on April 1 2013, Ms. Tongurai Limpiti, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Thailand, said on Wednesday. The new design incorporates a range of new advanced counterfeit deterrent features to facilitate authentication by banknote sorting machines, vending… Continue Reading »

W3C Workshop: Referencing and Applying WCAG 2.0 in Different Contexts

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) announced the Workshop on Referencing and Applying WCAG 2.0 in Different Contexts on May 23 2013 in Brussels, Belgium. Participants will explore approaches for using Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and its supporting resources in different policy settings and contexts. The Workshop is open to policy-makers, users, developers, accessibility experts, researchers, and… Continue Reading »

Online Irish sign language resource launched

One of the latest mobile resources to come out of the Digital Skills Academy’s WebElevate programme is a new service aimed at helping thousands of parents of young deaf and hard of hearing children to learn Irish Sign Language (ISL). The ISL Everywhere resource will be one of a number of new web tools and services… Continue Reading »

Wheelchair Accessible "Taxi of Tomorrow" Headed to Streets of New York

NEW YORK: As Nissan’s innovative NV200 taxi gets ready to take to the streets of New York City this coming fall, another crucial part of the “Taxi of Tomorrow” program was unveiled today at the New York International Auto Show – the wheelchair accessible NV200 Mobility NY Taxi. Working in conjunction with BraunAbility, the Indiana-based… Continue Reading »

CRTC invites comments on the potential for a video relay service for Canadians who are deaf

OTTAWA-GATINEAU: The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) launched a public consultation on whether video relay service for Canadians who are deaf or hard of hearing should be offered. As part of this consultation, the CRTC will hold a public hearing starting on October 21, 2013, in Gatineau, Que. Currently, two text-based relay services, Internet… Continue Reading »

Starbucks Brazil Launches Braille Menu with Coffee Beans

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL: Starbucks Brazil has released a new Braille menu where the words are spelled out in Braille using coffee beans. Sao Paulo-based ad agency Rai created a special version that is spelled out with actual coffee beans. The Braille menu will make it easier for customers who are blind to order their coffee.… Continue Reading »

Video game helps people with vision disabilities navigate buildings

On March 27th Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) published a new video article by Dr. Lotfi Merabet showing how researchers in the Department of Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School have developed a virtual gaming environment to help people who are blind improve navigation skills and develop a cognitive spatial… Continue Reading »

First European skiing competition for youngsters with disabilities

At La Molina, in the Spanish Pyrenees, they have had the very first European skiing competition specifically for youngsters with disabilities under 18. Watch the video below: Source: Euro News