Americas

Device helps people with vision disabilities to see objects

A University of Cincinnati experiment aimed at this diverse and growing population could spark development of advanced tools to help all the aging baby boomers, injured Continue reading the story...

New accessibility standard for self-service kiosks in air, ferry and train terminals

OTTAWA, ON: Starting December 31, 2016, any newly installed automated self-service kiosks used for such things as check in, printing of boarding passes and baggage tags Continue reading the story...

Partnership to promote website usability for people with disabilities

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS: My Blind Spot (MBS) is partnering with sitecues by Ai Squared, the makers of the ZoomText family of products and Window-Eyes, to ensure the Continue reading the story...

Freedom Scientific Releases a 90-day License of JAWS for Windows

ST. PETERSBURG, FL: Freedom Scientific today announced the release of a 90-day license of JAWS® for Windows Professional, the worlds most popular Windows screen reader. The Continue reading the story...

Robots to assist persons with disabilities

New research in robotics might help with stroke rehabilitation, guide wheelchairs, and assist children with Autism. Projects investigating co-robotics are the focus of new funding from Continue reading the story...

Youngstown State University settles federal complaint over accessibility of website for people with disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education announced that its Office for Civil Rights has entered into an agreement with Youngstown State University in Ohio to ensure that Continue reading the story...

Students develop devices for people with disabilities

Penn State Berks University students demonstrated a kayak that would make it easier for anyone with one arm to have fun on the water. Students majoring in Continue reading the story...

Making national parks more accessible for people with vision disabilities

A team of University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researchers has received a $278,300 National Park Service grant for the development of new technologies to provide dynamic Continue reading the story...

Toronto police introduce text 9-1-1 service for people with hearing disabilities

TORONTO: The Toronto Police Service, along with emergency services partners, have announced that the T9-1-1 service for people who are deaf or Hard of Hearing in Continue reading the story...

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Announcement for Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is just around the corner. The Office of the UN High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR) launched the special Human Rights Day web Continue reading the story...