Europe

User-Friendly Electronic “EyeCane” Enhances Navigational Abilities for People with Vision Disabilities

White Canes provide low-tech assistance to people with vision disabilities, but some people who are blind object to their use because they are cumbersome, fail to Continue reading the story...

HSBC Malta launches accessible ATM

HSBC Malta has introduced voice technology in its ATMs outside its Operations Centre at Qormi, and in its branches at Sliema, Valletta, Paola, Mosta and Victoria Continue reading the story...

One-third of children with disabilities live in orphanages in Russia: HRW

MOSCOW: Nearly 30 percent of all children with disabilities in Russia live in state orphanages, though 95 percent of them have at least one parent, according Continue reading the story...

British Telecom launches ‘next generation text’ service

British Telecomm (BT) has today launched its new Next Generation Text (NGT) service, which will make it much easier for people with hearing and speech disabilities Continue reading the story...

Transaero Airlines and Sledge Hockey Federation Arranged Flight of Young Sportsmen to the USA

MOSCOW: On September 22, 2014, Transaero Airlines arranged a flight from Moscow Vnukovo airport to New York with special passengers onboard. The airline carried a children’s Continue reading the story...

New center aims to offer training to people with vision disabilities

MALTA: Justyne Caruana, Parliamentary Secretary for Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Aging, paid a visit to the new Outlook center for people with vision Continue reading the story...

Evacusafe to Exhibit Products in Germany

Next week Evacusafe Director, Paul Mitchell, will be flying to Germany to represent his company at the Rehacare International Trade Fair and Congress in Dusseldorf.  The Continue reading the story...

Major milestone as ratification of UN CRPD reaches 150 states

GENEVA: Disability rights worldwide have reached a major milestone after the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was ratified by the 150th country. Flags Continue reading the story...

Worldwide Text-To-Speech Audio Description for Cavena with Acapela voices

Audio description (AD) is a growing requirement for broadcasters, and serves the needs of people with vision disabilities who want to be able to access TV Continue reading the story...

FITA ICT courses for people with disabilities

MALTA: Fifty-eight students have successfully completed information and communication technology (ICT) courses organized by the Foundation for Technology Accessibility (FITA). The courses were held at the ICT Continue reading the story...