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    Samsung introduces eye-tracking mouse for people with disabilities

    Samsung Electronics introduced EYECAN+, the company’s second-generation eye-tracking mouse that allows people with disabilities to compose and edit documents as well as browse the web through simple eye movement. EYECAN+ is the first of its kind, as it does not require users to wear any device, such as glasses. Instead, EYECAN+ is a single-unit, portable… Continue Reading »

    ICT can help government empower persons with disabilities and lead to inclusion: Minister

    NEW DELHI: Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment, at the UNESCO’s International Conference said, “Government is focusing on a seven point agenda relating to the disability sector.” Gehlot further said, it includes enactment of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill to fulfil our international obligation post ratification of the UNCRPD; using technology to… Continue Reading »

    Persons with disabilities call for accessible ICT equipment

    RWANDA: The National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) will soon embark on an advocacy campaign to agitate for the welfare of persons with disabilities through increased access to technology based services. The remarks were made by the Executive Secretary of NCPD, Emmanuel Ndayisaba, at the launch of the Disability Week, ahead of the International… Continue Reading »

    CBSE queries schools on facilities for children with disabilities

    NEW DELHI: For ensuring a barrier-free environment for students with disabilities, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked all schools to submit information on facilities available for such children on their premises as well as time-frame for creating such infrastructure where it doesn’t exist. In a circular uploaded on its website, the board… Continue Reading »

    Improving system for persons with disabilities good for all

    On a tour of the United Nations Accessibility Centre for the audio, visual, and physically disability today, United States Senator Tom Harkin said that “when you make a system better for a person with a disability it makes it better for people without disabilities.” In an interview with UN Radio, Mr. Harkin, who is the… Continue Reading »

    Malaysian travel agencies urged to promote accessible travel packages

    Local tourism companies that cater to travelers with disabilities are being urged to take part in a travel mart next week when Malaysia hosts the 5th International Conference on Accessible Tourism. The event, held at Petaling Jaya Civic Centre from December 4 to 6, is expected to attract delegates from 27 counties and local travel… Continue Reading »

    State failed to implement policy for people with disabilities: Activist

    SHIMLA, INDIA: An activist for rights of people with disabilities Sunday said the Himachal Pradesh government has failed to implement a policy for conducting exams for people with disabilities. In a missive to Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and Governor Urmila Singh, chairman of Umang Foundation, an NGO fighting for the cause of people with disabilities, Ajai… Continue Reading »

    Wheelock College in Boston Becomes First Private College in America to Comply with ADA Laws for Website Accessibility

    AudioEye, today announced that its patented Web A11y Management Platform technology has been launched at www.wheelock.edu, the official website of Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts, which serves both graduate and undergraduate students.  Wheelock College also offers Online education that allows students to attend class from anywhere with an Internet connection. “In keeping with Wheelock’s mission,… Continue Reading »

    Braille books now available in Tiruchi

    TIRUCHI, INDIA: A new section for people with disabilities has been opened at the District Central Library here on Saturday at the valedictory of the 47 National Library Week Celebrations. Braille books are available in this section for use by people with vision disabilities. Delivering the valedictory address, T.P. Poonachi, Minister for Khadi and Village… Continue Reading »