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New guide on finding a home for persons with disabilities

Housing Executive published a new guide to help people with disabilities looking for social housing. “Advice for people with disabilities on finding a home” has been Continue reading the story...

Freedom Scientific announces new RUBY XL HD handheld video magnifier

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA:  Freedom Scientific today announced a new version of its popular RUBY handheld video magnifier, the RUBY  XL HD. The new magnifier has a Continue reading the story...

Disability advocates blast Chicago Transit Authority for lack of accessibility along bus route (video)

Persons with disabilities are not provided access to roughly eight stations along the 31st Street bus route, according to protesters who staged a rally outside the Continue reading the story...

University of British Columbia study explores why students with learning disabilities excel in opera

University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers have launched a study to explore why students with learning disabilities shine in the University’s demanding opera program. The study, Continue reading the story...

Global report on children with disabilities released

Children with disabilities and their communities would both benefit if society focused on what those children can achieve, rather than what they cannot do, according to Continue reading the story...

NeoSpeech Text-to-Speech offers enhanced accessibility in compliance with the ADA

SANTA CLARA: NeoSpeech, a leader in text-to-speech (TTS) software and speech-enabled solutions, has announced the enhancement of accessibility functions in its TTS voice products. In compliance with the Continue reading the story...

Poland takes action to bolster disability rights

The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), launched in Poland on 9 May 2013, is a crucial component of the tool for monitoring the implementation Continue reading the story...

International Conference on Assistive Technology – June 8

Sponsored by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, a one-day conference at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will center on technologies that aid people with mobility disabilities in making Continue reading the story...

Western University students invent device for swimmers with disabilities

Western Engineering students Shuang Song, Joseph Santarelli and Nicole Kucirek know their idea could be considered all wet. But it just might be a winner. The Western Continue reading the story...

Richmond backs use of digital media to promote accessibility

The City of Richmond and Rick Hansen Foundation announced Richmond is the first municipality in Canada to promote the accessibility of its public spaces through planat. Continue reading the story...

Scotland opens first cycling facility for people with disabilities

2012 Silver Medal winner Karen Darke has opened Scotland’s first  cycling facility for people with disabilities- and knocked off an inaugural time trial for others to Continue reading the story...

Philippines’s OCD orients persons with disabilities on disaster risk reduction management

CALAMBA CITY, LAGUNA: The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) IV-A in partnership with Tahanan na Walang Hagdanan Inc., recently conducted a two-day orientation on disaster risk Continue reading the story...

Good360 joins coalition to better serve people with disabilities

ALEXANDRIA, VA.: Good360 announced it has joined a coalition of leading brands seeking to reach more people with disabilities, led by eSSENTIAL Accessibility. As part of Continue reading the story...

New Smartphone Navigation App Launched for People with Vision Disabilities

SeeingAssistant-Move is an application developed by Transition Technologies S.A. in order to support people who are blind blind and low vision in everyday life. Application provides advanced Continue reading the story...

Including persons with disabilities in community-based Disaster Risk Reduction

A video describing the story of a woman with disabilities who is a member of the disaster management committee in her village in Bangladesh, followed by Continue reading the story...

Project to improve accessibility of STEM fields for people with vision disabilities

Open an engineering textbook, and you’re sure to find charts, graphs, and complex equations. Hard enough to decipher, imagine parsing that information if you were blind Continue reading the story...

Best Practices Through Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles and techniques for creating inclusive classroom instruction and accessible course materials. At its core is the assertion that Continue reading the story...

Center helps children with disabilities learn new skills in Mongolia

MONGOLIA: Like all children, those with disabilities have many abilities, but are often excluded from society by discrimination and lack of support, leaving them among the Continue reading the story...

Vodafone Launches Mobile for Good Europe Awards App Competition

Vodafone Foundation today announces the launch of the first Mobile for Good Europe Awards to search for iOS and Android apps designed to improve people’s lives Continue reading the story...

University of New Brunswick committee makes learning more accessible

May 26 to June 1 is Disability Awareness Week and a new committee at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is ensuring that accessible learning is available to Continue reading the story...

Co-operative Bank introduces talking ATMs

UK: The Co-operative Bank have announced the launch of the first talking ATMs with high contrast screens for customers who are blind and low vision with Continue reading the story...

University of Karachi set to accommodate students with hearing disabilities

KARACHI, PAKISTAN: A researcher in the Department of Computer Science, University of Karachi (KU) has developed a methodology to help accommodate students with hearing disabilities in regular classes. The methodology was developed Continue reading the story...

Spanish hotel refuses children with Down Syndrome

SPAIN: A Hotel in Spain has been slammed for banning a group of children with Down Syndrome because “they might annoy other guests”. According to the International Continue reading the story...

OSCE presence helps people with vision disabilities vote in Albania’s general elections

TIRANA: The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) presence in Albania is helping some 2,000 people with vision disabilities to vote in the 23 Continue reading the story...

US Labor Department Announces Theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month October 2013

WASHINGTON: “Because We Are EQUAL to the Task” is the theme of this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Chosen by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Continue reading the story...

Security forces attack protesters with disabilities in Egypt

SHARQEYA: A group of persons with disabilities who were protesting outside of the Sharqeya governorate building were attacked and physically assaulted by security forces on Sunday. As Continue reading the story...

Panel to ensure accessibility for people with disabilities

NEW DELHI: The Empowered Committee constituted by the vice chancellor to examine the curricula and structure of courses under the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) – to Continue reading the story...

New buildings in Bahrain soon accessible for people with disabilities

MUHARRAQ: All new buildings in Muharraq could soon be forced to ensure they are equipped for people with disabilities. Councillors have agreed to order commercial and Continue reading the story...

India’s Maharashtra state develops software to assess disability

The state Information Technology (IT) department has developed a new software to assess five types of disabilities; vision, hearing, physical, mental and other disabilities. The Software for Continue reading the story...

European disability movement calls for a social way out of the crisis

ATHENS: On 25-26 May 2013, European Disability Forum’s (EDF) Annual General Assembly took place in Athens, Greece, gathering hundreds of leaders from its member organizations all Continue reading the story...

New VoicePod Speech Recognition Device Enables Hands-Free Home Control

ALLENTOWN, PA.: HouseLogix, a Pennsylvania-based provider of advanced hardware and software products for home control, announces the release of VoicePod, its patented wireless speech control device Continue reading the story...

International Day for Disaster Reduction to focus on people with disabilities

The International Day for Disaster Reduction is a day to celebrate how people and communities are reducing their risk to disasters and raising awareness about the Continue reading the story...

Two Drafts Published by the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group

The User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has published two Working Drafts on May 23, 2013. User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) 2.0. (UAAG 2.0) provides guidelines for designing user Continue reading the story...

4th European Union Access City Award competition open

BRUSSELS:  The European Commission has opened on May 21 the competition for the fourth “Access City Award”, the European Award for Accessible Cities. The annual prize Continue reading the story...

Beach Accessibility Guide for People with Disabilities Available

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE: Freeholder Kristine Gabor announced that the 2013 edition of A Guide to Accessing Cape May County’s Beaches and Surf Chairs for People with Continue reading the story...

Call to include persons with disabilities in disaster risk reduction plans

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Inclusive approaches to disaster reduction is one of the issues coming out strongly from the three day global conference underway in the Swiss city Continue reading the story...

Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority Announces New ADA Accessibility Options

PHILADELPHIA, PA: The Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority announced its agreement with Scootaround, Inc. to offer scooter and wheelchair rentals to its customers. The rentals are part of Continue reading the story...

Voice enabled application helps people with vision disabilities to read newspaper websites

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA: The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Thiruvananthapuram, has come up with a new application which enables people with vision disabilities to read Continue reading the story...

Assistive Technology Summit Today

SUMMIT, NJ: Today, May 23 from 10:00 to 11:30 am, Curtis Edmonds, an attorney with Disability Rights New Jersey, will present a program on the different Continue reading the story...

KNPD files access complaint in court against Malta Football Association

MALTA: The National Commission for People with a Disability (KNPD) have filed for court action against the Malta Football Association (MFA) for failing to provide adequate Continue reading the story...
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