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Northern Michigan Beach Becomes Accessible To All

A favorite Northern Michigan beach is available for everyone to enjoy. Workers at the Petoskey State Park Beach are making sure it’s an all-inclusive beach in Emmet Continue reading the story...

University installs software for students with vision disabilities

CUTTACK, INDIA:  Ravenshaw University has installed a software for students with vision disabilities . This software, JAWS, reads out whatever is typed on the computer. The eight computers with Continue reading the story...

Syracuse University Law Clinic Partners with U.S. Department of State to Bolster Disability Rights in Ethiopia

The Disability Rights Law Clinic at the College of Law has been selected to participate in a U.S. Department of State sponsored Professional Fellows EMPOWER Program, administered Continue reading the story...

Inspiring students with disabilities to succeed in science, technology, engineering and math

CARY, NC: Sina Bahram was like lots of kids who struggle with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Except unlike most kids, Bahram is blind. Continue reading the story...

7th International Conference on Assistive Technology in Korea

SOUTH KOREA: The 7th International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (i-CREATe 2013) to be held from 29 – 31 August 2013 at KINTEx in Continue reading the story...

New Labor rules to boost employment for people with disabilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. : The U.S. Department of Labor announced two final rules Tuesday to improve hiring and employment of veterans and for people with disabilities. One rule Continue reading the story...

Province supports organizations providing accessible transportation

More Nova Scotians will have easier access to safe, affordable and accessible transportation in their communities, with provincial support announced on Aug. 28. Through the Accessible Transportation Continue reading the story...

U.S. Access Board Extends Comment Period for Proposed Vessel Accessibility Guidelines

The Access Board is extending the deadline for public comments on accessibility guidelines it has proposed for passenger vessels an additional 120 days, as indicated in Continue reading the story...

UAE accessible taxi for persons with disabilities, now in service

ABU DHABI: The new taxi designed for passengers with mobility disabilities, now in service in Abu Dhabi, are the latest in a growing list of services Continue reading the story...

Device to help people with hearing disabilities with household tasks

PUNE, INDIA: A device that can raise an alarm through light and vibration can prove to be a life-saver for people with hearing disabilities. Designed by Vikram Continue reading the story...

MyVoice Releases “College Life Pack” for TalkRocket Go Speech Aid App

TORONTO, ONTARIO: MyVoice and University of Toronto Scarborough AccessAbility Services today released the “College Life Pack”, a free-to-download vocabulary collection designed to help students with speech Continue reading the story...

Colleges to improve DUSU polling booths accessibility

NEW DELHI, INDIA: With the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections scheduled next month, authorities have directed colleges to ensure that polling booths are accessible, so that Continue reading the story...

ADNEC hosts Abilitiesme event to integrate persons with disabilities into society

ABU DHABI: To integrate persons with disabilities into mainstream society, the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) is gearing up to host Abilitiesme. Abilitiesme is the first Continue reading the story...

Accessibility improvements make navigating campus easier

Vanderbilt Plant Operations and Campus Planning have recently completed several projects aimed at improving accessibility on campus. Improvements have been made at about a dozen locations and include installing ramps, repairing Continue reading the story...

Scholarship and loan facilities offered by NHFDC to students with disabilities in India

FARIDABAD, INDIA: National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC), Faridabad, set up by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India, with the objective Continue reading the story...

Mexico creates program allowing people with vision disabilities to travel freely on bicycles

Mexico City’s government has implemented a program that allows people with vision disabilities to take bicycle tours within the City, a move that has benefited over Continue reading the story...

University prints Braille books for self-help group course

NASHIK, INDIA: The YashwantraoChavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) will print books in Braille for its students with vision disabilities enrolled in the one-year course on self-help groups (SHG). The Continue reading the story...

Autism Speaks announces two postsecondary education resources for adults with autism

NEW YORK, N.Y.: Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the Brian & Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Scholarship Fund and the launch of its Continue reading the story...

Hand-held computers aid communication, social skills for children with autism, research shows

Mobile touch technology has the potential to considerably enhance how students with autism learn, communicate, engage with others and succeed at school. That’s the finding from new Continue reading the story...

Accessibility symposium educates and shows off new technology to make life easier

The Knoxville Civic Arena played host to vendors eager to show off their latest gadgets, technology and advancements to help make lives more accessible for persons Continue reading the story...

New Online Master of Arts in Special Education Program Launched

With more learners with disabilities being educated in mainstream classrooms, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is making its innovative Master of Arts in Special Education program available entirely online, allowing Continue reading the story...

HUD charges Fifth Third Bank with discriminating against couple with disabilities

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it is charging Fifth Third Bank, Fifth Third Mortgage Company and Cranbrook Mortgage Corporation with discriminating against Continue reading the story...

Salem engineering company settles disability suit

The Justice Department announced on August 20 that Multi/Tech Engineering Services Inc., an engineering firm based in Salem, Ore., has agreed to pay more than $60,000 Continue reading the story...

Foundation to develop visual assist system for people with vision disabilities

OLD SAYBROOK, CONNECTICUT: The Therapeutic Research Foundation (TRF), a CT non-profit biotechnology corporation dedicated to charitable purposes, announced today it will collaborate with the National Science Continue reading the story...

AlterG introduces wearable bionic leg

FREMONT, Calif.: AlterG, the revolutionary training and rehabilitation company that launched the first Anti-Gravity Treadmill, has announced the launch of the AlterG Bionic Leg, a battery-powered, Continue reading the story...

W3C Launches Web and Mobile Interest Group

W3C launched a Web and Mobile Interest Group that is chartered to accelerate the development of Web technology so that it becomes a compelling platform for mobile applications and the Continue reading the story...

Texas settles disabilities lawsuit

The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division announced that it has joined with private plaintiffs in entering an interim settlement agreement with the state of Texas intended to Continue reading the story...

Slovak Telekom organizes more sign language courses

Slovak Telekom is organizing sign language courses at its summer beach installations in Bratislava and Kosice on the riverbanks of the Danube and the lake in Continue reading the story...

Smartphone technology offers accessible audio tour with captions

Australian Communication Exchange has partnered with the National Gallery of Australia to present sign-interpreted tours for Winter 2013 at the Gallery. J.M.W. Turner, Peace – Burial at Continue reading the story...

Telstra predicts the future of accessible technology

AUSTRALIA: While recent innovations like touch screens and voice controls have changed the way we communicate, for people with disabilities these innovations can be the key Continue reading the story...

Insensitive by Design

NEW DELHI: Every year, the monsoon brings with it an outpouring of angst against the poor state of our civic infrastructure. This is completely justified. But Continue reading the story...

New Irish standard on Universal Design for customer engagement in tourism services

A new Irish standard (I.S.) 373:2013 entitled, ‘Universal Design for customer engagement in tourism services’ was launched on the 30th May 2013. The standards published by Continue reading the story...

Indian Railways to provide Braille signage in coaches for passengers with vision disabilities

NEW DELHI: As a part of its social commitment, the Indian railways has decided to provide Braille stickers for coaches to facilitate passengers with vision disabilities. Currently, the signage, Continue reading the story...

Researchers develop new device to aid children with autism

Proper bathroom habits, which most people take for granted, are an important quality-of-life issue for many children with autism and their families. A new device developed Continue reading the story...

RoboDesk could help persons with disabilities use iPads, other mobile devices more easily

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND.: “RoboDesk,” a motorized wheelchair tray, could provide people with disabilities with an efficient and easy-to-use method to more easily position and remove an Continue reading the story...

Steamtown National Historic Site Upgrades Accessibility for Visitors Who are Deaf or Blind

SCRANTON, PA.: Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, announced two new upgrades to enhance the visitor experience for the park’s visitors with hearing or vision disabilities. A Continue reading the story...

Nigeria’s First Lady advocates support for persons with disabilities

NIGERIA: The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Wednesday said that persons with disabilities should be motivated to realize their potentials. Dame Patience Jonathan, First Lady of Continue reading the story...

Film Festival with captioning, audio descriptions for people with disabilities

TURKEY: A festival where films are accessible to people with hearing and vision disabilities. This used to be a dream for Turkish with disabilities, but now Continue reading the story...

New accessible app competition launched

AUSTRALIA: The Australian Human Rights Commission and the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network are delighted to announce a new accessible app challenge, Apps For All. This award Continue reading the story...

Lebanon’s disability law not implemented

BEIRUT: The government might be on hold, but that’s no reason why existing laws shouldn’t be enforced – particularly for some of the country’s most vulnerable Continue reading the story...
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