Europe

Researcher develops loudspeaker system for people with hearing disabilities

Families often watch TV together, but what happens when one member has hearing difficulties? Usually the result is a compromise on listening volume that doesn’t really Continue reading the story...

International Conference on Accessible Tourism in Georgia

BATUMI, GEORGIA: The 2nd International Conference “Accessible Tourism for Economic Development and Social Responsibility” will be held on November 21-24  2014 in Batumi, Georgia The aims of the conference Continue reading the story...

European Commission grant to fund VisitEngland Access for All project

At the start of World Travel Market today, VisitEngland announces plans for a national drive to promote England as a leading destination for accessible tourism, following Continue reading the story...

Computer game could help children with disabilities live independently

Researchers are to begin testing a new computer game which they hope could hold the key to helping children with disabilities lead independent lives. Developed by a team Continue reading the story...

UNWTO Conference on Accessible Tourism in Europe

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...

Call for proposals: NNDR 13th Research Conference

The Nordic Network on Disability Research – NNDR 13th Research Conference in Bergen is now opening for proposals of papers.  The conference will be held in Continue reading the story...

Goodwill Launches Social Enterprise to Serve People with Disabilities in Finland

Goodwill Industries International announced its partnership with the SOTEK Foundation to launch its fourteenth international social enterprise, which expands Goodwill’s presence to Finland. Established in 2004, Continue reading the story...

Call for Abstracts: 14th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled persons

LISBON: The 14th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled persons will be held in Lisbon, July 28-31, 2015. The conference is hosted by IST (Técnico) (www.ist.eu) Continue reading the story...

European Commission proposes ratification of Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to books for people with vision disabilities

BRUSSELS: The Commission has proposed the ratification, on behalf of the European Union, of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons who Continue reading the story...

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...