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Lime Connect Fellowship Program for Students with Disabilities

NEW YORK: Lime Connect (Lime) and its corporate partners PepsiCo, IBM, Google, Target, Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg LP announce the 2014 Lime Connect Fellowship Program for Continue reading the story...

‘Boycott tourist places not accessible for people with disabilities’

JEDDAH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), has called on domestic tourists to boycott hotels, apartments and recreational Continue reading the story...

Ghana education minister advocates for more resources for people with disabilities

ACCRA: Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, Minister of Education, has urged higher educational institutions to spend more of their resources for people with disabilities. Minister of Education, Jane Continue reading the story...

Partnership to Provide Voice-Driven Website Technology for Federal Government Healthcare IT Sector

BrownIT Corporation and AudioEye, Inc have formed a strategic teaming relationship to provide voice technology solutions to the federal government healthcare IT market. This teaming agreement Continue reading the story...

Autism center to open in Dubai

DUBAI, UAE: A multimillion-dirham center to help hundreds of adults and children with autism is due to open next week. The Doris Duan-Young Autism Centre aims Continue reading the story...

Council approves new disability access policy

AUSTRALIA: A new disability access policy approved by Port Stephens councillors seeks to end the ‘‘neglect’’ of the region’s population with disabilities. Councillors voted to adopt Continue reading the story...

Nigeria Passes Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities Prohibition Bill

ABUJA: The Senate in Abuja on Thursday passed a bill that will legally protect persons with disabilities from discrimination.
 Sponsored by Sen. Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman (PDP-Kogi), the Continue reading the story...

Ban urges inclusion, equality for persons with Down syndrome

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed for better access and equality to health services for persons with Down syndrome. “Too often, persons with disabilities – including those with Down Continue reading the story...

Voters with disabilities can register on Election Commission website

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The office of the chief electoral officer is working overtime to protect the rights of voters with disabilities. After the lapses revealed by Continue reading the story...

Limmex Swiss Emergency Watch for Persons with Disabilities

The Limmex Emergency Watch is worn on the body. Thus, the user can call for assistance anytime and anywhere. At the push of a button the Continue reading the story...

Democratic Alliance releases election manifesto in Braille

CAPE TOWN: Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille launched a Braille version of her party’s 2014 election manifesto on Tuesday. ‘Together for Change, Together for Jobs’. This Continue reading the story...

Tobii Launches New ‘Speak Up, Be Heard’ Communication Device

STOCKHOLM: Tobii Assistive Technology launches the Tobii M-Series, a highly-portable speech generating device, especially suited for active, nonverbal individuals with full or limited dexterity. Built on Continue reading the story...

Disability Rights Fund Releases First 2014 Request for Proposals, Opening Grantmaking to Malawi and Myanmar

BOSTON, MA: The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) – a grantmaking collaborative between donors and the global disability community which supports the human rights of persons with Continue reading the story...

Workshop on Media and Accessibility

DHARAMSHALA, INDIA: A two-day orientation cum training workshop on ‘Media and Accessibility’ for mass communication students and professionals will be conducted at temporary academic block at Continue reading the story...

NFB and H&R Block Announce Agreement Assuring Accessibility

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS: The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and H&R Block, which prepares approximately one in seven tax returns in America, announced that they have Continue reading the story...

W3C makes ARIA a web standard

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) took an important step to make web content and applications more accessible to people with disabilities Continue reading the story...

911 texting now available for people with hearing and speech disabilities in Calgary

CANADA: The City of Calgary’s Public Safety Communications became the second 9-1-1 centre in Canada and the first in Alberta to offer Text with 9-1-1 (T9-1-1) Continue reading the story...

New accessibility group forms to support accessible technology

SAN DIEGO: The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) announced the official launch of their organization today in conjunction with the CSUN 29th Annual International Technology Continue reading the story...

International Conference on Disabilities in Dubai

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host the international disabilities conference to share expertise and discuss ways of increasing inclusion in schools and workplaces. ABILITIESme will Continue reading the story...

Workshop on sign language video production

MALTA: The Deaf People Association (Malta) held a workshop on video production and film editing at the Intercontinental Hotel, St George’s Bay, St Julian’s. EU media and Continue reading the story...

Malaysian companies urged to hire persons with disabilities

KULAIJAYA, MALAYSIA: Companies in Johor have been urged to be more receptive to hiring persons with disabilities. State Unity and Human Resouces exco R. Vidyanathan has said Continue reading the story...

FCC Seeking Nominations for 3rd Annual Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Nominations for this year’s Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility (Chairman’s AAA) will be accepted soon. Part of the FCC’s Accessibility and Innovation Initiative Continue reading the story...

People with vision disabilities call for accessibility to digital media

DOHA: People with vision disabilities called for greater efforts to increase accessibility of digital media and for more research and development efforts. At the technology summit Continue reading the story...

Maxim Healthcare Services sued for disability discrimination

PITTSBURGH: Maxim Healthcare Services violated federal law when it refused to hire an HIV-positive applicant because of his disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Continue reading the story...

CVS offers talking prescription labels for people with vision disabilities

WOONSOCKET, R.I.: CVS/pharmacy announced that it now provides ScripTalk talking prescription labels for prescriptions ordered for home delivery through its online pharmacy, CVS.com. The ScripTalk labels Continue reading the story...

Fans with vision disabilities to enjoy the full Football World Cup experience

“For fans who are blind or low vision to enjoy the full experience at a football stadium, they need to understand what is happening on the Continue reading the story...

Disability advocates urge Election Commission to improve access to polling stations

CHENNAI, INDIA: A number of disability rights groups, including the Federation of Tamil Nadu Differently Abled Associations, requested the Election Commission to improve access to polling Continue reading the story...

New Jersey Institute of Technology and WebTeam to develop tactile-friendly learning devices for children with autism

New Jersey Institute of Technology and WebTeam Corporation, a New Jersey-based IT company, have signed an agreement to collaboratively design and develop a customizable learning device Continue reading the story...

Seminar on inclusive education in Philippines

LAGAWE, IFUGAO: A two-day orientation-seminar on Inclusive Education was recently conducted to 152 school heads and 208 elementary teachers of the province at the Lagawe Central Continue reading the story...

NCD applauds increased availability of accessible prescription drug label information

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

BU researcher receives grant to develop visually guided hearing aid

BOSTON: Boston University (BU) College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College was recently awarded a five-year, $2.75M grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Continue reading the story...

University of Montana reaches agreement to develop new accessible technology policies

MISSOULA: The University of Montana has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights to ensure educational accessibility for people with Continue reading the story...

Wal-Mart sued for disability discrimination

DALLAS: Wal-Mart Stores of Texas, LLC discriminated against a store manager by subjecting him to harassment, unequal treatment and discharge because of his age, the U.S. Continue reading the story...

CRTC launches Text with 9-1-1 for people with hearing or speech disabilities

CANADA: The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is announcing that as of today the 9-1-1 call centre that serves the Metro Vancouver and select surrounding Continue reading the story...

Guidelines on disability assessment launched

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem launched the Social Security Organisation’s (Socso) updated disability assessment guideline manual yesterday. He said the ‘Guidelines Continue reading the story...

European Internet Inclusion Initiative launches new website to tackle digital accessibility divide

Online interactions have rapidly become the main channel of communication and greater inclusiveness creates efficiencies for both the private and public sectors. Yet, only one-third of Continue reading the story...

Purdue startup formed to advance tech to help children with autism

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND.: SPEAK MODalities LLC is working to advance and commercialize a Purdue University developed technology to improve communication for children with severe, nonverbal autism. A Continue reading the story...

Samsung announces three assistive technology accessories to improve Galaxy accessibility

SEOUL, KOREA: Samsung announced three smartphone accessories that should improve accessibility on certain Galaxy mobile devices for users who are blind or low vision. The Ultrasonic Continue reading the story...

Mobility Ventures Announces 2014 Production Launch of Universally Accessible MV-1 Vehicle

MISHAWAKA, IND.: Mobility Ventures, designer and manufacturer of the first American vehicle purpose-built and designed from the ground up in support of wheelchair users to meet Continue reading the story...

Make polling booths accessible for voters with disabilities: Election Commission

JAIPUR, INDIA: With an aim to ensure the participation of voters with disabilities, the chief electoral officer has directed the officials in the state to make Continue reading the story...
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