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    Toyota Mobility Foundation launches $4 million challenge to expand mobility for people with lower-limb paralysis

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA:  The Toyota Mobility Foundation, in partnership with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, has launched a $4 million dollar global challenge to change the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis, culminating in the unveiling of the winners in Tokyo in 2020. The Mobility Unlimited Challenge is seeking teams around the world to create game-changing… Continue Reading »

    Collaboration in Preparation for the World Urban Forum

    On November 1, 2017, the DIAUD Network held another successful meeting in preparation for the 9th  World Urban Forum (WUF9), which will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia next February.  Members provided information about their planned representation and contributions at the Forum and were also able to collaborate in planning logistics for various events and… Continue Reading »

    University to Host State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

    The ninth annual State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities runs Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 15 and 16, at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center and the Schine Student Center. Including a first-time parallel Student Leadership Conference, the event will draw more than 300 participants, providing opportunities… Continue Reading »

    Google to remove apps that use accessibility services not designed for users with disabilities

    Google is cracking down on how developers employ their Accessibility services in their apps. Unless developers can describe how their app properly uses the Accessibility Services to help users with disabilities, it will need to remove all requests for accessibility services or it will be taken off from the Google Play Store. But what does Accessibility Service… Continue Reading »

    Cathay Express Transportation Services Announces Taxis for Wheelchair Users in NYC

    REGO PARK, NY: Finding reliable transportation in the city can be stressful. Finding wheelchair accessible transportation can be even harder. Between unpredictable wait times and inadequate accommodations, travel can be a nuisance. Yet, with the right assistance, finding wheelchair accessible transportation doesn’t have to be difficult. Cathay Express Transportation Services announces taxis for wheelchair users… Continue Reading »

    Conference on Autonomous Vehicles and the Disability Community

    BALTIMORE: The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Auto Alliance) hosted a conference titled “The Promise: Autonomous Vehicles and the Disability Community” on October 25. The event was hosted at NFB’s Jernigan Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. The event brought together representatives from government, the automotive industry and advocates for… Continue Reading »

    Live Virtual Conference: ‘Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web, and Technology Conference’

    The 20th annual Accessing Higher Ground Virtual Conference, a live, web-based conference focused on accessible media, web and technology, presented by the Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD), will be held Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 15-17, and the virtual conference will be hosted in two locations on the University campus. Registration is free; please register online by Monday, Nov. 13, for… Continue Reading »

    FEMA Works to Ensure Equal Access to All Disaster Survivors

    ST. CROIX, VIRGIN ISLANDS: To ensure all U.S. Virgin Islanders have equal access to disaster assistance programs, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is coordinating with federal, territorial and local agencies as well as volunteer organizations to identify survivors’ needs and connect them with resources. “Disasters negatively affect everyone in the community, but senior citizens… Continue Reading »

    Accommodations for students and employees with disabilities can take many forms

    The Office of Disability Resources and Services fields a lot of calls from faculty, asking about their responsibilities when it comes to accommodating students with disabilities. Office director Leigh Culley understands why. “We have a notion as to what ‘disability’ is and it’s typically a disability you can see,” Culley said. “The majority of students who are… Continue Reading »