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Sorenson Communications Introduces ASL Phone Tree

SALT LAKE CITY, UT: The Sorenson Communications, LLC, the company that revolutionized Video Relay Service (VRS) communication for people who are deaf, introduced Sorenson Bridge, the Continue reading the story...

CSR for persons with disabilities to get a boost from new law

NEW DELHI: The winter session of Parliament, which began on 16 November and ended on 16 December in 2016, failed to achieve much in terms of Continue reading the story...

Debate on Improving ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

TEHRAN, IRAN: Recommendations of a two-day expert meeting with representatives from the Ministry of Education, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Organization, the State Welfare Organization, UNECSO, Continue reading the story...

Provide facilities for passengers with disabilities, Bombay HC tells Railways

MUMBAI, INDIA: The Bombay High court on Wednesday directed the railways to provide facilities to passengers with disabilities travelling in local trains and CCTV cameras inside Continue reading the story...

AMI announces scholarship for students with disabilities

TORONTO, ON: Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced that the 2017 AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship campaign will launch Monday, February 6. Entering its sixth year, the AMI Continue reading the story...

SASOL conducts accessibility awareness and audit training in Qatar

DOHA: SASOL, the international integrated chemicals and energy company, with the support of the Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, conducted Accessibility Awareness and Continue reading the story...

Registration Open for Spring Technology Accessibility Training Workshops

Syracuse University seeks to ensure that all people regardless of individual ability or disability can effectively access University communications and technology. Information Technology Services (ITS) is Continue reading the story...

Students Invented Gloves that Convert Sign Language into Speech

Two University of Washington undergraduates have developed gloves that can translate sign language into text or speech. UW pre-engineering sophomore Thomas Pryor demonstrates the “SignAloud” gloves that Continue reading the story...

NGO procures assistive devices for children with disabilities

ZAMBIA: Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR), a Livingstone-based non-governmental organisation, has sourced assistive devices for children with disabilities at a cost of K200,000. CBR Zambia senior adviser Alick Continue reading the story...

Hackers and People with Disabilities to Participate in 48 Hour Access Makeathon Event in Vancouver

BURNABY, BC: Inventors, Creators, Hackers, and Change Makers will be coming together over 48 hours from January 27 to 29, 2017 at the Access Makeathon in Continue reading the story...

Time to Review Accessible Information Standard

UK: Following almost three years of work by NHS England, voluntary sector partners and people with disabilities, the Accessible Information Standard became mandatory on 1st August Continue reading the story...

CSIR develops reading device for people with vision disabilities

CHANDIGARH, INDIA: Chandigarh-based Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO), under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a reading machine for people with vision Continue reading the story...

QFC starts program for students with hearing disabilities

DOHA: The Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFCA), in association with the Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), has concluded a special program that offered high school Continue reading the story...

Forum to address accessibility for people with hearing disabilities

Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) will host a community forum Wednesday, February 8 focused on ensuring ECA performances, programs and facilities are welcoming and accessible Continue reading the story...

Call for more consultations to ensure full participation of persons with disabilities in election process

KOHIMA, INDIA: Diethono Nakhro, State Icon today said that disability, people with disability and disability issues are still very poorly understood in our society – not Continue reading the story...

Manchester United confirms stadium accessibility plans

Manchester United has confirmed plans for improvements to Old Trafford’s provision for supporters with disabilities, following very positive and constructive consultation with the Equality and Human Continue reading the story...

Students develop app for children with speech disabilities

MUMBAI: A collaborative team from IIT Bombay and the IDC school of design have developed an app to that serves as a learning and communication device Continue reading the story...

55th Session of the Commission for Social Development

The fifty-fifth session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD55) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 1 to 10 February Continue reading the story...

Committee formed to set rules for implementation of Persons with Disabilities Act

NEW DELHI: A committee has been constituted by the Centre to frame uniform rules for the states to avoid delay in proper implementation of the Rights Continue reading the story...

New app makes dining out easier for people with vision disabilities

HONG KONG: Hongkongers with vision disabilities can now order meals at select restaurants across the city by themselves, thanks to a new app ‘Tap My Dish’ Continue reading the story...

Amazon Echo Voice Commands Offer Big Benefits to Persons with Disabilities

“It’s definitely not a toy,” says Nate Higgins. “I really depend on it a lot.” The “it” is his Alexa-powered Amazon Echo smart speaker, and Higgins, Continue reading the story...

New self-assessment launching will help departments evaluate accessibility efforts

As part of its ongoing work to guide accessibility and inclusion efforts at Ohio University, the Presidentially Appointed Committee on Disability and Accessibility Promotion (PACDAP) Leadership Continue reading the story...

Nova Scotians Can Discuss Accessibility at Law Amendments Committee

Nova Scotians are encouraged to present their views about the province’s first accessibility legislation, Bill 59, to the Law Amendments Committee. “It is important for the disability Continue reading the story...

Digital sign language lab planned to help children with hearing disabilities

INDIA: Digital sign language books prepared by Gurgaon-based ‘Welfare Centre for Persons with Speech and Hearing Impairment’ will be distributed across the state to help children Continue reading the story...

Earthquake experiences of people with vision disabilities documented

Residents with vision disabilities faced further challenges that have now been documented by Massey University’s Dr Gretchen Good and Dr Suzanne Phibbs of the College of Continue reading the story...

Saudi Arabia takes steps to make Hajj sites accessible

Crown Prince Muhammad bin Naif, deputy premier, minister of interior and chairman of the Supreme Hajj Committee, has issued directives to study the recommendations made by Continue reading the story...

Indian government issues guidelines for persons with disabilities in cinema halls

PANAJI: Following the Supreme Court’s order stating that all cinema halls in India should play the national anthem before a feature film and that all present Continue reading the story...

16 Microsoft Accessibility sessions slated for CSUN 2017

Microsoft will hold 16 sessions, including presentations on new accessibility benefits in Microsoft products and services, at the annual California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Assistive Technology Continue reading the story...

FEDOMA implements new advocacy project in Malawi

MALAWI: In a bid to counter low participation of people with disabilities in socioeconomic development, Federation of Disability organisation in Malawi (FEDOMA) has begun implementing a Continue reading the story...

Art Museums Offer Tours for Visitors with Vision Disabilities

For visitors people who are blind and have low vision, many of the experiences sighted people take for granted aren’t available, such as going to an Continue reading the story...

People with disabilities reveal their experiences of social care

At a time when Social Care in England is at a ‘tipping point’, according to the Care Quality Commission, it is vital that local authorities find Continue reading the story...

ICT Accessibility Policy Available for Open Comment

Among the short-term recommendations made by the Chancellor’s Workgroup on Diversity and Inclusion was the adoption of a Universitywide policy on information and communication technology (ICT) Continue reading the story...

Unique project to improve life for youth with disabilities

Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, professor of education at the School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University, has been awarded nearly 8 million from the Swedish Research Council for Continue reading the story...

Peru launches tech jobs network for persons with disabilities

LIMA: Only two out of ten persons with disabilities get a job in Peru, hence the importance of alternatives to change such situation, such as the Continue reading the story...

Make railway stations accessible for persons with disabilities: HC

MUMBAI: The Bombay high court on Wednesday warned the Railways that it will initiate contempt proceedings against the general managers of Central and Western Railways if Continue reading the story...

Walmart sued after firing employee with down syndrome

MILWAUKEE, WIS.: Walmart violated federal law when it failed to accommodate and fired a longtime employee because of her disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Continue reading the story...

New campaign ‘Through their Eyes’ launched for children with disabilities

DUBAI: Noor Dubai Foundation in collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched an awareness campaign in schools called ‘Through their Eyes’ to address the Continue reading the story...

Supermarket introduces electric shopping carts for people with disabilities

NAIROBI, KENYA: The National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) has announced plans to embark on a national crackdown against property developers flouting the accessibility code Continue reading the story...

Supporting Access to Justice for Persons with Disabilities

VANCOUVER, BC: The Government of Canada is committed to eliminating systemic barriers and delivering equal opportunities to all Canadians with disabilities. The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Continue reading the story...

CIBC introduces new initiative to support employment for Canadians with Disabilities

TORONTO: Committed to increasing employment opportunities for individuals living with a disability, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) announced it is partnering with Magnet, an online Continue reading the story...
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