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    App improves the safety of pedestrians with vision disabilities in cities

    Siemens is developing a system that helps people who are blind or have low vision walk safely through cities. In cooperation with the Technical University of Braunschweig and several partners, Siemens is working on a comprehensive assistance system for people with vision disabilities. The system is the result of a research project titled InMoBS. Among other… Continue Reading »

    USAID and UNICEF to promote inclusive education

    GHANA: The US government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has signed a cooperation agreement with UNICEF to improve learning outcomes  and inclusive education with a focus on early grade reading performance in Ghana over the next four years. Jim Beaver the USAID Mission Director in Ghana said, USAID is excited to… Continue Reading »

    Indonesia to host disability access conference

    GORONTALO: Indonesia will host the third General Election for Disability Access (AGENDA) South Asia Conference to discuss the political roles and rights of people with disabilities, revealed a committee members press statement, Thursday. The conference will be held on January 28 to 29, 2015, and aims to seek a solution to the challenges dealt by people… Continue Reading »

    Dar Al-Hekma University devotes December to people with disabilities

    JEDDAH: Dar Al-Hekma University organized several activities and programs during December to improve the quality of services provided in the field of accessible education. The events took place in the university campus, Jeddah Institute for Speech and Hearing (JISH) and the Disabled Children Association. This program started at the beginning of the month with a… Continue Reading »

    Sony Resolves EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

    CHICAGO: Sony Electronics, Inc. will pay $85,000 under a consent decree entered in federal court today ending a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC alleged that Sony violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it brought about the termination of a woman with a prosthetic leg because of… Continue Reading »

    Government vows to enforce job quota for people with disabilities

    LAHORE, PAKISTAN: The Punjab government has told the Lahore High Court that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has lifted ban on the recruitment’s and issued directions to ensure implementation of job quota for people with disabilities. The Punjab government has assured the court that statistics of 16 departments will also be submitted on next hearing,… Continue Reading »

    University designs software for people with vision disabilities

    GUNTUR, INDIA: Department of Computer Science Engineering at the Vignan University has designed a software for people who are blind or have a low vision. By using the software, people with vision disabilities can now read textbooks, browse journals and compose on the desktop. The software project ‘Development of Educational Suite for Visually Challenged Students in… Continue Reading »

    Removing barriers for people with disabilities in 2014

    NEW ZEALAND: The release of the Annual Report on implementation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy highlights several significant achievements and gains for the disability community in 2014, says Minister for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner. Achievements in the Report include: Expansion of the Enabling Good Lives approach New funding for New Zealand Sign Language Approval… Continue Reading »

    Researchers develop 3D headset to help people with vision disabilities navigate more safely and easily

    EU researchers have developed a 3D headset that could help people who are blind or have low vision move around more safely and easily. The DIGIGLASSES project, which kicked off in 2012, set out to develop a marketable digital tool for people who are blind using stereoscopic vision, corrected and customized for the specific symptoms… Continue Reading »