Americas

Partnership to develop hardware and software products for people with vision disabilities

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.: Freedom Scientific, the global leader in assistive technology for those who are low vision or blind, and ABiSee, the leading developer and manufacturer Continue reading the story...

World Autism Awareness Day 2015 – “Employment: The Autism Advantage”

Around the world, commemorations of World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April (WAAD) will focus on employment and the positive benefits of hiring people with autism. Continue reading the story...

International Wheelchair Rugby Federation releases new strategic plan

The International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) has released its newest Strategic Plan for review by its membership and stakeholders. This is the third strategic plan for Continue reading the story...

EEOC to Hold Twitter Chat on Implementation of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a live Twitter chat on Thursday, April 2 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (EDT).  This is Continue reading the story...

Wearable device helps people with vision disabilities avoid collision

BOSTON: People who have lost some of their peripheral vision, such as those with retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, or brain injury that causes half visual field loss, Continue reading the story...

Verizon Announces VelaSense: A Mobile App Suite to Aid People with Vision Disabilities

For the millions of Americans who are blind or have low vision, everyday interactions can be challenging and require dependence on others. For instance, imagine shopping at Continue reading the story...

‘Autism Tomorrow’ One-Day Conference – May 2

STAATSBURG: Registration is now open for Autism Tomorrow, a one-day conference on May 2, 2015 at Anderson Center for Autism The Conference will bring together experts Continue reading the story...

Pennsylvania Support Service Providers to People Who are Deaf-Blind Participate in Training

HARRISBURG:  The Department of Labor & Industry’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services, and the Office for the Deaf & Hard Continue reading the story...

UN chief urges inclusion, equality for persons with Down syndrome

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed for better access and equality to health services for persons with Down syndrome. “Too often, persons with disabilities – including those Continue reading the story...

Reasonable modification rule to improve access to public transportation for persons with disabilities introduced

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Department of Transportation announced  the publication of a Final Rule clarifying that public transportation providers are required to make reasonable modifications to their Continue reading the story...