Europe

Breaking down communication barriers for children with cerebral palsy

EU scientists with the ABC project have developed a ground breaking application that can help people with cerebral palsy to communicate and interact with others. People with Continue reading the story...

EU Ministers to discuss web accessibility directive on 12 June

The 28 EU Ministers will meet in Brussels this Friday to discuss a progress report on Council’s work on the Accessibility of Public Sector Bodies’ Websites Continue reading the story...

Dignity and accessibility: life on equal terms for people with disabilities in Sweden

SWEDEN: About 1.5 million people in Sweden have a disability of some kind. The principal goal of Sweden’s disability policy has long been to ensure that Continue reading the story...

Azerbaijan to implement inclusive education in schools

Azerbaijan will implement inclusive education in Baku’s two secondary schools for the first time. Mikail Jabbarov, Azerbaijan’s’ education minister made the remark during the opening ceremony of Continue reading the story...

Vodafone Romania launches package for people with hearing disabilities

Vodafone Romania launched a social subscription dedicated to people with hearing disabilities. Besides the subscription, subscribers are offered the Vodafone Smart 4 smartphone at no extra Continue reading the story...

New FITA services portfolio for people with vision disabilities

Foundation for Information Technology Accessibility (FITA) announced a new portfolio of services aimed at people with vision disabilities.  The services were launched by Hon Josè Herrera, Continue reading the story...

Smartwatches and apps can make life easier for children with autism or ADHD

Researchers believe that children with autism or Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can benefit from technologies originally developed for older people. Welfare technology has long been associated Continue reading the story...

Moscow to introduce street crossing signals for persons with disabilities

Moscow is set to equip some 30 traffic lights with sound and vibration modules to help people with vision and hearing disabilities safely cross the street, Continue reading the story...

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom ups sign language requirements for small TV channels

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has set new rules that will boost the amount of TV programmes made specifically for sign language users. From next January, smaller TV Continue reading the story...

Sign-language library wins international accessibility award

The Finnish Association of the Deaf has received international recognition for its sign language library. The award was granted for the library’s innovative use of technological Continue reading the story...
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