Europe

Swedish city wins the Access City Award 2015

BRUSSELS: The European Commission (EC) has announced the Swedish city of Borås is the winner of the 2015 Access City Award. The Award recognizes Borås’s comprehensive Continue reading the story...

New Intel-Created System Offers Professor Stephen Hawking Ability to Better Communicate with the World

LONDON: Intel demonstrated for the first time with Professor Stephen Hawking a new Intel-created communications platform to replace his decades-old system, dramatically improving his ability to Continue reading the story...

IEC, ISO and ITU publish new international accessibility guide

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: With this in mind the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission), the international standards and conformity assessment body for all fields of electrotechnology, ISO (International Organization Continue reading the story...

Disability inclusion in post-2015 disaster risk reduction strategies

GENEVA: The Preparatory Committee of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (3WCDRR) met for its second session from 17 to 18 November 2014 Continue reading the story...

Romanian telecom regulator wants accessible services for people with disabilities

The Romanian National Regulatory Authority for Communications (ANCOM) has presented a set of measures for people with disabilities access to telephony and internet services adapted to their Continue reading the story...

Sendai WCDRR will be disability-inclusive

GENEVA: The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the Nippon Foundation today signed an agreement that will make the 3rd UN World Conference Continue reading the story...

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...