• Month: August 2013

    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 this software have been kept at a special section in the Kanika library. A scanner connected to these computers was also installed. It can read out the book placed inside it. The… Continue Reading »

    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 by Mobility International USA (MIUSA). This two-way international exchange program aims to expand the capacity of organizations in the United States and abroad to promote inclusive communities and advance… Continue Reading »

    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. STEM subjects often involve graphs, charts and other visuals. In October, students with functional limitations like Bahram will have a chance to hear how he overcame challenges to become… Continue Reading »

    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 Gyeonggi, Korea and it will be focusing on the theme “Assistive & Rehabilitation Technology in an Inclusive Community”. i-CREATe 2013 is organized concurrently with SENDEX 2013 – Korea’s best… Continue Reading »

    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 updates requirements under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; the other updates those under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For more than 40… Continue Reading »

    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 Assistance Program, the province is investing more than $270,000 in rural transit organizations to buy accessible vehicles. “Access to transportation is a necessity for people who are going… Continue Reading »

    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 a published notice. Comments on the guidelines, which were released in June, are now due on January 24, 2014, instead of September 23, 2013. The extension will more than double… Continue Reading »

    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 and programs made available to people with disabilities, across the emirate and throughout the country. Modern, sophisticated societies around the world have moved steadily forward in extending services to… Continue Reading »

    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 Dubal, a city-based software engineer, this device can not only alert but also help people with hearing disabilities manage tasks around the house. The battery-operated device interfaces the light and vibration… Continue Reading »