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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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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: Continue reading the story...

University of Ghana students with disabilities demand accessible facilities

GHANA: Students with disability at the University of Ghana are demanding accessible facilities from the school authorities, whom they claim have refused to ensure same. The students, Continue reading the story...

International conference to conclude new treaty to facilitate access to published works by people with print disabilities

GENEVA: Journalists wishing to cover an international conference to conclude a treaty to facilitate access to published works by people with print disabilities are invited to Continue reading the story...

11th International Conference on Low Vision-Melbourne, March 31-April 3

MELBOURNE: The 11th International Conference on Low vision will be held in Melbourne, Australia, March 31 to April 3 2014. Leading professionals from around the world will Continue reading the story...

Researchers develop a way to help people with vision disabilities

Images have been transformed into pixels and projected onto a headset to help people with vision disabilities in everyday tasks such as navigation, route-planning and object Continue reading the story...

Online help directory launched for people with learning disabilities

UK: An online directory for people with learning disabilities has been launched in Burton. An ‘easy read’ version of the Staffordshire Cares Purple Pages is being aimed Continue reading the story...

ZoomText ImageReader Released

ZoomText ImageReader has arrived! ImageReader is a software and camera solution that makes printed text accessible to people with vision disabilities, including books, magazines business documents Continue reading the story...

New research points to better math and reading test scores for readers with disabilities who use audiobooks

PRINCETON, NJ: Students with print disabilities who have access to audiobooks significantly outperform their peers in math tests, according to a recent study conducted by the Continue reading the story...

Initiative to Provide Technology-Enabled Communications Channel to Support Consumers with Disabilities

DALLAS: Greyhound Lines, Inc., is taking part in a new coalition loyalty initiative that will help the largest provider of intercity bus service in North America Continue reading the story...

Modern gadgets to improve teaching by people with vision disabilities

MADURAI, INDIA: To keep abreast of latest technologies that enhance teaching, teachers with vision disabilities under the banner of Blind Teachers Association (BTA), Madurai Branch, arranged a Continue reading the story...

Sweden will host the next European conference on Universal Design

The Department of Design Sciences at Lund University will host the next biannual Universal Design Conference in June 2014 in Lund, Sweden. The Lund University provides education Continue reading the story...

Buildings need better access for persons with disabilities in Trinidad and Tobago

Persons with disabilities came together at Hyatt Regency hotel in Port of Spain yesterday to share their views on the National Accessibility Code for the Disabled. The Continue reading the story...

NVDA 2013.1beta1 Released

NV Access is pleased to announce the release of NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) 2013.1beta1. It is intended for those who are interested in testing and evaluating the Continue reading the story...

AMC introduces its first audio library for students with vision disabilities

AHMEDABAD, INDIA: The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has come up with its first audio library in the city. The library was inaugurated on Saturday to celebrate the Continue reading the story...

Survey on Travel Preferences of People with Disabilities, their families and friends

Ruh Global is Strategic Communications & Digital Marketing firm helping corporations strategically include People with Disabilities.  Our firm allows organizations to connect and integrate the community Continue reading the story...

Panasonic’s New Smart TVs Now Listen and Speak with Nuance’s Dragon TV

BURLINGTON, MASS.: Nuance Communications announced that Panasonic’s new lineup of SMART VIERA® HDTVs announced at CES 2013 feature voice capabilities powered by Nuance’s Dragon TV. Now Continue reading the story...

Bing voice recognition prototype demo for Windows Phone

This prototype Bing app for Windows Phone shows improvements with word error rate, speech request latency, and noisy scenario handling. Watch the video below:

SBS Transit rolls out new accessible bus services

SINGAPORE: Singapore Bus Services (SBS) Transit is launching nine new accessible bus services for people with disabilities on March 31, 2013. A bus driver helping a wheelchair user Continue reading the story...

eSSENTIAL Accessibility Publishes First Issue of MarketAbility for the Disability Community

TORONTO: eSSENTIAL Accessibility launched a new magazine, MarketAbility: Your Guide to the Disability Marketplace, which caters to the people with disabilities community. MarketAbility features news and stories targeted to Continue reading the story...

Nigerian Communication Commission to develop new policy on telecom access for persons with disabilities

NIGERIA: A conscious effort which aims at improving accessibility of persons with disabilities to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) through supply of products with special features Continue reading the story...

Israel’s Education Minister announces to make Ministry office accessible for persons with disabilities

ISRAEL: Education Minister Shai Piron announced on his Facebook page on Sunday that he has decided to make the ministry’s offices in Jerusalem accessible for persons Continue reading the story...

Police start SMS helpline for people with disabilities

LUDHIANA, INDIA: In an effort to provide safety to the residents living with hearing and vision disabilities in the city, the police have created a dedicated Continue reading the story...

Space develops games for children with disabilities

MALAPPURAM, INDIA: Instead of being left out of the fun that technology can provide, children with disabilities will now be able to play computer games with Continue reading the story...

RESNA offers course on assistive technology for people with disabilities

RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America, is offering “Fundamentals in Assistive Technology,”an introductory course for professionals about technology solutions for people with Continue reading the story...

Information center for people with hearing disabilities launched in Mongolia

On Tuesday the Mongolian National Association of the Deaf held an inauguration ceremony to launch the Information Center for the Deaf (ICD). According to the Public Continue reading the story...

Nightclub launched for people with learning disabilities

A new nightclub run for and by young people with disabilities in Wigan is to launch a pilot event next month. The inaugural Club Atmosphere night Continue reading the story...

Book explores inclusive education in New Zealand

New perspectives on how to make New Zealand education truly inclusive for diverse learners are revealed in a newly published book. Inclusive Education: Perspectives on Professional Practice launched Continue reading the story...

State cyber space not accessible for persons with disabilities

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA: Despite tall talks about the government efforts to ensure equal justice to persons with disabilities, Kerala’s cyber space remains mostly unfriendly for persons with Continue reading the story...

Canadian Paralympic Committee applauds Government of Canada for its ongoing support towards sport for Canadians with disabilities

OTTAWA: The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) applauds the Harper Government for its continued investment in providing opportunities for active living for Canadians with disabilities. “We are very Continue reading the story...

Federal Agency Evaluates Disability Access Abroad

WASHINGTON, DC: The latest report by the National Council on Disability (NCD) – an independent federal agency that advises the President, Congress, and other federal agencies Continue reading the story...

Robot technology helps blind people to navigate indoor and outdoor spaces independently

Robots need help navigating their surroundings and sophisticated location systems keep track of their position. Now, the same technologies are being adapted to help people who Continue reading the story...
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