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Sprint’s Dan Hesse, First Fortune 500 CEO to Address The Future of Mobile Technology for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

BETHESDA, MD.: Sprint CEO Dan Hesse will deliver the keynote address at the 2nd annual , taking place June 6-7 in Washington, D.C. He will join Continue reading the story...

Nepal to make public places accessible for persons with disabilities

KATHMANDU: The government today issued directives to make public places accessible for persons with disabilities. The directives developed and issued by the Ministry of Women, Children and Continue reading the story...

Assistive technology to help students with vision disabilities in exams

CHENNAI, INDIA: In 2006, Satvir, a student with vision disabilities, became the first in the country to take the board exams using a Braille-enabled assistive software. Continue reading the story...

Japan to introduce smartphone app for people with vision disabilities to read currency

TOKYO: Japan will be releasing a free smartphone app that can read the denomination of money for people who are blind and low vision. The new Continue reading the story...

Computer game could improve sight of children with vision disabilities

UK: Children with disabilities could benefit from a revolutionary new computer game being developed by a team of neuroscientists and game designers. Academics from the University of Continue reading the story...

Orbit and APH introduce accessible graphing calculator

WILMINGTON, DE: Orbit Research and the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) announced the introduction of the Orion TI-84 Plus, the world’s first fully accessible Continue reading the story...

ICT for people with disabilities

NIGERIA: One area where Nigeria has had its greatest leap in its transition to democracy is in the telecoms sector. Between 1975 and 1998, the then Continue reading the story...

NeoSpeech now online with speedy cloud text-to-speech

SANTA CLARA, CA: NeoSpeech, an innovative text-to-speech (TTS) and speech technology solution provider, is now live with the upgraded TTS Web Services. The NeoSpeech TTS Web Continue reading the story...

2-3 children with learning disabilities in every classroom

MUMBAI, INDIA: Fifty years ago in the month of April, the movement to sensitize people about learning disability began. Despite this passage of time, there still isn’t enough Continue reading the story...

MouthStick Stylus makes touchscreen devices accessible for people with disabilities

NASHVILLE, TN: Griffin Technology introducs the Griffin MouthStick Stylus. Engineered for people with motor disabilities, to provide manipulation of both touchscreens and buttons, Griffin’s MouthStick Stylus Continue reading the story...

Manitoba government introduces legislation to remove barriers for persons with disabilities

The government of Manitoba has introduced new legislation that would help governments, private-sector businesses and advocacy groups work together to make more places and services barrier Continue reading the story...

Window-Eyes 8.2 is now available

GW Micro announces the release of Window-Eyes 8.2. This maintenance update addresses stability problems that were discovered after the release of Window-Eyes 8.1. All Window-Eyes 8 Continue reading the story...

Registration Open for Mobile Web Training Course

Registration is open for a new session of the W3C mobile Web best practices training course, to start on 13 May 2013. In this course, you will learn how Continue reading the story...

City of Jacksonville to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities

The Justice Department today announced an agreement with the city of Jacksonville, Fla., to improve access for people with disabilities to civic life in Jacksonville.    The agreement Continue reading the story...

Portable talking companion for people with vision disabilities

Innovative yet simple and all-in-one product for seamless access to written information, no matter where the user is, at home, in the office or on the Continue reading the story...

Serbian telecom operator to provide information in sign language

SERBIA: To meet the demands of all its customers, including people with hearing disabilities, Serbian operator Telekom Srbija has begun training their employees in Serbian sign Continue reading the story...

UNESCO Global Report: opening new avenues for empowerment: ICTs to access information and knowledge for persons with disabilities

Building on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, this Global Report addresses strong recommendations to all stakeholders – from decision-makers to Continue reading the story...

Bangalore University offers sign language diploma

BANGALORE, INDIA: A diploma course in Indian Sign Language Interpreters is in the offing at Bangalore University from the following academic year 2013-14. The course is being Continue reading the story...

Florida Blue Served as Host to 2013 Disability Matters Conference

JACKSONVILLE, FLA.: Florida Blue, Florida’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield company, hosted the seventh annual U.S. Disability Matters Award Banquet and Conference on its corporate campus Continue reading the story...

Students create phone apps and devices for persons with disabilities

Lindsay, a 23-year-old Somerville resident and researcher at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, is a coffee lover. She has a Keurig brewer, which allows her Continue reading the story...

Georgia to host conference on accessible tourism

The upcoming conference on “Accessible Tourism – for social inclusion and economic development” that will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia on July 17, 2013. The host of the conference Continue reading the story...

People with disabilities face daily challenges to access ATM in India

COIMBATORE: Despite the Tamil Nadu urban local bodies rules and Reserve Bank of India laying down norms for accessible ATM for people with disabilities across the state have Continue reading the story...

Indonesian with vision disabilities face challenges in university admission

BALI: Julius dreams of enrolling in an undergraduate program. But he has faced hurdles in finding a university that was willing to admit a students with Continue reading the story...

Prisoners transcribe books into Braille for students with vision disabilities

Northern California prisoners are part of a nationwide effort to ensure students with vision disabilities receive quality textbooks at school. Inmates from Folsom State Prison transcribe print books Continue reading the story...

University of Houston expo offers resources for people with vision disabilities

HOUSTON: A daylong vision expo will be held Saturday, April 20 at the University of Houston (UH), offering information on rehabilitation and resources for people who Continue reading the story...

Indian invents smartphone for people with vision disabilities

AHMEDABAD: People with vision disabilities will soon be able to read SMS and emails on their smartphones. Innovator Sumit Dagar, whose company is being incubated at Continue reading the story...

New accessible buildings for persons with disabilities in Haiti

HAITI: Gérald Oriol Jr, Secretary of State for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities, reminds in this beginning of year that persons with disabilities, will not Continue reading the story...

Program to promote accessibility and universal design standards

KHARKIV, UKRAINE: Press Conference was held on the Official Launch of the regional component of the Joint Programme “Promoting Mainstream Policies and Services for People with Disabilities”. Continue reading the story...

UC research to help people with disabilities move more safely from wheelchair to car

Research by the University of Canterbury (UC) could significantly help people with disabilities all over the world transfer more safely and easily from their wheelchairs into their Continue reading the story...

Government of Canada helps people with disabilities in Greater Toronto Area gain job skills

AJAX, ONTARIO: The Government of Canada will help people with disabilities in the Greater Toronto Area develop the skills they need to find jobs, announced Chris Continue reading the story...

Workshop on disability laws held in India

GUWAHATI: A community level workshop on “Disability Laws and Rights of Persons with Disabilities” was held on April 14 at Basar, Arunachal Pradesh. The workshop was organized by the Continue reading the story...

ITU announces Young Innovators Competition 2013

ITU, the leading United Nations Agency for information and communication technology (ICT) announces the next generation of young visionaries for its Young Innovators Competition, taking place Continue reading the story...

Lebanese educators call for better services for children with learning disabilities

BEIRUT: Educators called on the Lebanese government to do more for students with learning disabilities Wednesday, saying the condition is often covered up by parents who Continue reading the story...

Government allocated $34 million to improve lives of persons with disabilities

JAMAICA: The Government has allocated $34 million to continue its social intervention programmes, geared towards improving the lives of persons with disabilities. This is outlined in the Continue reading the story...

15 million persons with disabilities live in rural China

BEIJING: About 15 million people with disabilities live below China’s poverty line in the country’s rural areas, the China Disabled Persons’ Federation revealed Wednesday. Child with a Continue reading the story...

Philippines to hold training on disaster preparedness for persons with disabilities

TACLOBAN CITY, LEYTE: The National Council on Disability Affairs is set to conduct training on disaster preparedness for persons with disabilities in Hilongos, Leyte on April Continue reading the story...

AFB Announces 2013 Access Award Winners

NEW YORK: This spring, AT&T, Best Buy, Panasonic, Regal Entertainment Group and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), will be honored with a 2013 Continue reading the story...

InternetNZ funding supports sign language archive

A project to preserve historic film footage of the early use and development of New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) and NZ Deaf culture has been supported by Continue reading the story...

New mobile phone technology to help people with hearing disabilities make calls through an ASL interpreter

ROCKLIN, CA: Purple Communications unveiled SmartVP – a videophone that combines the latest in technology on an intuitive platform with a wide array of smart applications Continue reading the story...

Vodafone Malta offers discounts on mobile and assistive software for people with disabilities

MALTA: The Vodafone Malta Foundation, together with the Foundation for Information Technology Accessibility (FITA), last October launched a collaboration between the two aimed at providing access Continue reading the story...
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