• Month: April 2018

    Crawford Technologies Launches e-Commerce Site for Making Accessible PDFs

    TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA – Crawford Technologies, provider of innovative document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, announces the launch of AccessibilityNow.com, a new e-commerce site that makes it possible to quickly and cost-effectively convert PDFs into accessible documents. AccessibilityNow.com offers fast turnaround times and the lowest cost options available in the market so… Continue Reading »

    Beach Boys Drummer Beats M.S. with Hands-Free Jamboxx MIDI Instrument

    TEMECULA, CALIF. / ALBANY, N.Y. (USA):  A noted percussionist with multiple sclerosis is the new ambassador for Jamboxx, a hands-free breath powered instrument for all musicians including those with any form of disability. “As a long-time touring and recording percussionist, I was diagnosed with MS, which eventually hindered my expression as a performer,” said Jackie… Continue Reading »

    Utah Education Network Selects Blackboard Ally to Make Digital Course Content More Accessible

    WASHINGTON, D.C. The Utah Education Network (UEN) has partnered with Blackboard Inc. to give hundreds of thousands of students access to a more inclusive learning environment. As part of the collaboration, UEN will implement Blackboard Ally, a revolutionary product that focuses on making digital course content more accessible, at 9 universities across the state. Blackboard Ally integrates with an institution’s existing learning management… Continue Reading »

    Yoocan, Access Israel and TOM at Upcoming 6th Annual Access Israel International Convention

    TEL AVIV, ISRAEL: Yoocan, Access Israel and TOM to conduct an innovation showcase and startups competition in the upcoming 6th annual Access Israel international convention. The convention will be held April 26-29th in Tel Aviv focusing on innovation and the future of accessibility. Participants will discuss global trends, regulation and explore the Israeli assistive innovation… Continue Reading »

    Detecting Inequalities from Space

    MEXICO: Everything that happens, happens somewhere. From deforestation, to urbanization, to gender inequalities, our social situations are conditioned or even determined by geographical circumstances. Satellites, big data analysis and other new technologies allow us to pinpoint statistical data on the map, painting for us an entirely new picture of our world. During the recent meeting… Continue Reading »

    Sustainable Cities – Gateways for People on the Move

    INTERNATIONAL: The world is on the move, and today an estimated 258 million international migrants are living outside their country of birth. While global population movements grab headlines, a quiet revolution tiptoes in the background, dramatically changing our world – the great migration of humanity into cities. From just 746 million in 1950, the world’s urban… Continue Reading »

    Access Israel 6th International Convention on April 29, 2018

    ISRAEL: Access Israel works to promote accessibility and integration into society for people with disabilities and the elderly, in order to improve their quality of life as well as their families’. One of the organization’s key events is the Access Israel’s Annual International Conference.  This year, the conference will take place on Sunday April 29th at Avenue Conference Centre, Airport… Continue Reading »

    Why Financial Institutions Should Strive to Meet the Needs of PWDs

    UNITED STATES: There are over 56 million people living with disabilities in the United States, which makes them the biggest minority group in the nation. With the latest technological innovations, one would think that financial accessibility for the disabled would be a resolved matter in this day and age; however, that is not the case.  As… Continue Reading »

    Thematic Group on Disaster Risk Reduction Invites Experts and Organizations to JOIN!

    INTERNATIONAL: The Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities, is launching the establishment of a NEW Thematic Group on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). This thematic group will support the engagement of persons with disabilities, their representative organizations and other relevant stakeholders to contribute to the monitoring of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (included within the 2030 Agenda… Continue Reading »