Americas

UN Panel Discussion 2014

Panel discussion on “Creating enabling work environments” 2 December, 3 to 6 p.m., Conference Room 8 Moderator: Executive Office of the Secretary-General (TBC) Panelists (speaking order TBD): Barclays Bank: Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

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 Continue reading the story...

ASAP Systems Establishes a Smart Inventory System for Tracking Assistive Technology in School Districts

SAN JOSE: ASAP Systems, a prominent provider of stock inventory and fixed asset tracking solutions, makes a breakthrough in Educational Services by effectively automating MCES’s inventory Continue reading the story...

FSDB to offer community sign language course

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) is offering a 10-week beginning level course in American Sign Language (ASL) from January 6, 2015 Continue reading the story...

Dropbox Improves Accessibility for its iOS App

Dropbox has announced improved accessibility features for its iOS app making it fully accessible with VoiceOver. Whether you’re using Dropbox to backup your photos or fixing Continue reading the story...

DOJ forces online grocer Peapod to make website accessible for people with disabilities

The Justice Department announced that it has entered into a settlement agreement with Ahold U.S.A. Inc. and Peapod LLC, the owners and operators of www.peapod.com, to Continue reading the story...

InventHelp Inventor Develops Cell Phone for People with Vision Disabilities

PITTSBURGH, PA: “I thought that people who are blind should have special cell phones that they could use to stay close to their family, friends and Continue reading the story...

Comcast introduces talking TV guide for people with vision disabilities

Comcast today announced the industry’s first voice-enabled television user interface, a solution that will revolutionize the way its Xfinity TV customers, especially those who are blind Continue reading the story...

Cayman Islands approves disability policy

GEORGE TOWN, CAYMAN ISLANDS: The Cayman Islands has approved its first national policy to advance the rights of persons with disabilities. A statement from the British territory’s Continue reading the story...