• Month: February 2016

    International conference on accessible tourism, travel, culture and recreation in Israel

    The Access Israel’s 4th Annual International Convention on Accessibility as a Leverage for Businesses and Organizations focusing on accessible tourism, travel, culture and recreation will be held on April 6-8, 2016, Israel. The Convention will include: Gala Evening Event – Feast of the Senses – an accessibility dining event Plenary lectures with leading success stories… Continue Reading »

    Arabic app gives voice to children with autism

    DUBAI: The Arabic phrase ‘bab noor’ loosely translates to ‘door of light’ in English. It is also the name of the world’s first Arabic cloud-based application for children with autism – and it is lighting up the smiles of children with learning difficulties across the UAE. One of these children is 13-year-old Dubai Autism Centre… Continue Reading »

    Provide accessible environment for students with disabilities: AICTE

    TIRUCHIRAPPALLI, INDIA: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has directed engineering colleges and other technical education institutions to provide students with disabilities barrier-free environment and teaching programs. According to a report, the AICTE had directed the institutions to provide the environment through a centre for persons with disabilities in universities, colleges and other… Continue Reading »

    Global Robotic Prosthetics, Exoskeletons and Assistive Rehabilitation Technologies Market Assessment & Forecast: 2015-2019

    LONDON: The global microprocessor controlled (MPC) prosthetics market is forecast to reach US$ 434.4 million in 2015 according to the new report “Global Robotic Prosthetics, Exoskeletons and Assistive Rehabilitation Technologies Market Assessment & Forecast: 2015 – 2019” by SA-Business Research & Consulting group. The research provides insight into the prosthetics market in 6 regions of… Continue Reading »

    Election Commission plans poll booths for voters with disabilities

    INDIA: For the first time, the Tamil Nadu elections will have exclusive polling booths allocated for voters with mobility disabilities, including people with vision disabilities. The new initiative from the Election Commission of India (ECI) came against the backdrop of several representations from various associations of people with disabilities living in the state, who gave… Continue Reading »

    Agreement to Ensure Accessibility For People With Disabilities at New York’s Largest Shopping Malls

    NEW YORK: Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced an agreement with Pyramid Management Group LLC, the largest privately owned shopping center owner and developer in the Northeast, to ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided equal access to the indoor and outdoor common areas at its twelve shopping malls in New York. “Many New… Continue Reading »

    New service launched to help companies, colleges and nonprofits comply with ADA web regulations

    Perkins School for the Blind announced the rollout of Perkins Access digital accessibility services. The new service will help educational institutions, nonprofits, companies and other organizations ensure their digital properties, including websites, are accessible to people with disabilities. “Whether your enterprise offers global e-commerce, breakthrough high-tech development or online education, it makes sense to maximize… Continue Reading »

    Braille Maps for People with Vision Disabilities Created with 3-D Printing Technology

    Using a high-tech 3-D printer, a Rutgers undergraduate and his professor created sophisticated braille maps to help people who are blind or have low vision navigate a local training center. The three plastic tactile maps are for each floor at the Joseph Kohn Training Center, a state-funded facility for people who are blind or have… Continue Reading »

    Indian Railways should be made accessible for persons with disabilities: NGO

    Every Indian railway station should be made fully accessible for persons with disabilities by incorporating measures as per universal accessibility standards, a NGO run by an Indian-American said ahead of the annual railway budget. Ramps with proper gradient and holding bars on both sides should be added, allowing wheel chairs to enter and move around… Continue Reading »