• Americas

    MLA motion would improve accessibility for disabled people in Canada

    EDMONTON, Canada, Mar 20: When Marlin Styner entertains friends at his Red Deer home, the guests rarely return the favour. They want to invite him over but their homes weren’t built to accommodate the powered wheelchair he uses since he broke his neck in 1981. Now one of his friends, Red Deer-South MLA Cal Dallas,… Continue Reading »

    EnableMart teams with Microsoft Accessibility to educate educators on accommodating students with disabilities

    Mar 16: Thousands of disabled persons and the people who care for them will flock to San Diego this week to attend the 26th Annual International Persons with Disabilities Conference at the Manchester Grand Hyatt adjacent to Seaport Village. The conference, better known simply as CSUN to those in the know, is the premier conference… Continue Reading »

    New iPhone application helps people with visual disabilities to read American currency

    Mar 11: Many countries print their currencies in different sizes or shapes in order to help  blind people pay for things with greater confidence. In the U.S., however, a $1 bill and a $100 bill have exactly the same dimensions, making it difficult for America’s blind people to tell the difference. Here’s a new iphone… Continue Reading »

    People with disabilities fight for accessible taxis in New Haven

    Mar 03: Nearly a dozen wheelchair users crowded a state Department of Transportation hearing room last week in a plea to get accessible taxis in the New Haven and Bridgeport area. Dana Canebari, of New Haven, uses a walker and says she doesn’t use regular taxi service, because her walker won’t fit in a car.… Continue Reading »

    People with disabilities fight for accessible taxis in New Haven

    Mar 03: Nearly a dozen wheelchair users crowded a state Department of Transportation hearing room last week in a plea to get accessible taxis in the New Haven and Bridgeport area. Dana Canebari, of New Haven, uses a walker and says she doesn’t use regular taxi service, because her walker won’t fit in a car.… Continue Reading »

    Philadelphia insurance improves website to benefit people with disabilities

    Feb 16: Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), the leading property and casualty insurance company for non-profits and other niche markets, announced today upgrades to its website that increase accessibility to people with disabilities (PWD). These upgrades to PHLY.com make it possible for policy holders, business partners and anyone with sensory, physical, or speech-related disabilities to access… Continue Reading »

    Philadelphia insurance improves website to benefit people with disabilities

    Feb 16: Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), the leading property and casualty insurance company for non-profits and other niche markets, announced today upgrades to its website that increase accessibility to people with disabilities (PWD). These upgrades to PHLY.com make it possible for policy holders, business partners and anyone with sensory, physical, or speech-related disabilities to access… Continue Reading »