Europe

NUI Maynooth students win tech prize for accessibility app

IRELAND: A team of students from National University of Ireland, Maynooth have been recognized at the global finals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup in Seattle for the accessibility app Continue reading the story...

ICT-Accessibility Lab of Zurich University of Applied Sciences won the SS12 EU 2014 accessibility competition in Paris

ZURICH: Two student from ICT-Accessibility Lab of Zurich University of Applied Sciences won the  SS12 EU 2014  accessibility competition in Paris. This year, SS12:EU 2014 continued giving Continue reading the story...

Conference on Accessible Tourism

Policies and measures to promote universal accessibility in tourism will be at the center of the 1st UNWTO European Conference on Accessible Tourism, jointly organized by Continue reading the story...

5th International Disaster and Risk Conference in Davos

DAVOS: The theme for this year’s International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) Davos 2014 will be “Integrative Risk Management – Science and technology to strengthen the Continue reading the story...

Lack of accessible tourism costing economy billions

Researchers at the University of Surrey have found that the European tourism sector is losing out on as much as €142 billion every year due to Continue reading the story...

University collaborates with fellow Major Universities in Intellectual Disability program

Dublin City University is part of a major new Irish-led EU research program in Autism and Intellectual Disability. The €9 Million project, which aims to enhance Continue reading the story...

Call for Nominations for the 2015 EBU “Vision For Equality” Award

The European Blind Union (EBU), as the European NGO representing people with vision disabilities in Europe, invites nominations for the third edition of the “Vision for Continue reading the story...

Researchers develop smart gloves to help people with vision disabilities learn braille

LONDON: Researchers have created smart gloves that can help people who are blind learn braille through vibrations. The gloves created by researchers at Georgia Tech in Continue reading the story...

Alternattiva Demokratika calls for University course on sign language

MALTA: Alternattiva Demokratika is urging the University of Malta to develop a course that specifically caters for sign language interpreters. In a statement, the Green party said Continue reading the story...

Game Accessibility Guidelines wins FCC Chairman’s Award for Advancement in Accessibility

LONDON: As part of the M:Enabling conference in Washington DC, Game Accessibility Guidelines – a free web-based resource created to help developers create games which are more inclusive Continue reading the story...