• Americas

    New Technology Bookmobile offers blind people to read printed materials

    New technology in the Lackawanna County Bookmobile is offering people who are blind a way to read printed materials. Thanks to Temple University’s “Get REAL – Regional Education Assisting Life Long Learning” project, bookmobiles and libraries across Pennsylvania will receive magnification technologies to make reading easier for people who are blind or partially sighted. The… Continue Reading »

    Top New York City Eateries to Face Review for ADA Compliance

    More than 50 of the most popular New York restaurants, as rated by the 2011 Zagat Guide, including Gramercy Tavern and Le Bernardin, will be reviewed to determine if they are complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Restaurants will soon receive mailings from a federal prosecutor’s office in New York checking whether they are accessible to… Continue Reading »

    DOT proposes airlines make websites and kiosks accessible to air travelers with disabilities

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), in its ongoing effort to ensure equal access to air transportation for all travelers, today proposed a regulation that would require airlines to make their websites accessible to individuals with disabilities and ensure that their ticket agents do the same.  DOT also proposed that airlines make automated airport kiosks… Continue Reading »

    Chicago Lighthouse Partners with Best Buy to bring Assistive Technology to northwest suburbs

    Chicago, IL: Assistive devices for people with visual disabilities will be on display for two special Best Buy events this fall in the northwest suburbs. Those interested can view products at the Best Buy in Norridge on Sept. 21 and Golf Mill on Oct. 5. Special technological devices to assist blind people will soon be… Continue Reading »

    ISLE of Capri Casinos sued for ADA discrimination by blind poker player

    Palm Beach Gardens, FL: The Isle of Capri Casinos Pompano Park has been served with a lawsuit for allegedly failing to adhere to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines along with discrimination against a blind person, Philip Juarez, a Palm Beach County resident, reports, Joseph R. Fields, Jr., West Palm Beach ADA Litigation and ADA Defense… Continue Reading »

    NYC Hotel agrees to improve accessibility for people with disabilities

    The owners of the Gramercy Park Hotel have agreed to improve accessibility for guests with disabilities after settling a lawsuit filed by the government. “New York City hosts millions of visitors each year, and it is essential that our hotels are open and accessible to all,” said Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. “This agreement helps ensure that people… Continue Reading »

    New Rule Strengthens Protections for Americans with Disabilities at Rail Stations

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that people with disabilities will have greater access to intercity, commuter and high-speed train travel as a result of a new rule requiring new station platform construction or significant renovation to enable people with disabilities to get on and off any car on a train. “This will help… Continue Reading »

    Bussani Mobility announces 2011 Accessibility Open House

    Bethpage, NY: Bussani Mobility has today announced their 2011 Accessibility Open House. Bussani Mobility has garnered a reputation for excellence and customer care in the New York area, and their open house is an excellent opportunity for people with physical disabilities to learn more about modern mobility equipment and wheelchair vans, directly from the manufacturers.  Attendees to… Continue Reading »

    Are You Interested in Representing Your Country for the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES)?

    GAATES is seeking Country Representatives to promote accessibility in your country and participate in the Global Alliance. GAATES is the leading international organization focusing on accessibility of the built environment, transportation, information and communications technologies and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Please submit your applications for consideration. Applications will be… Continue Reading »