Americas

Google adds accessibility features to Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Google is boosting the accessibility of mobile versions of its Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps on Android and iOS with some extra features. This release includes new Continue reading the story...

Disability Rights Fund Releases First 2015 Request for Proposals

BOSTON, MA: The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) – a grantmaking collaborative between donors and the global disability community which supports the human rights of persons with Continue reading the story...

NFB Disability Law Symposium March 26 – 27

The National Federation of the Blind is hosting the 2015 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium from March 26 – 27 in Baltimore, Maryland. The theme is “The Continue reading the story...

Grey County seeks tourism, accessibility committee members

Grey County is seeking dedicated members to fill vacancies on the Tourism Advisory Committee and Accessibility Advisory Committee. Mileage will be compensated. Applications for both committees Continue reading the story...

Kaufman Children’s Center Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

DETROIT: Kaufman Children’s Center violated federal law when it terminated an employee with a disability returning to work from a medical leave absence, the U.S. Equal Continue reading the story...

Students develop device uses sonar technology to aid people with vision disabilities

When a biologist who studies bats and a computer scientist cross paths, amazingly cool things can happen. Cool things such as a sonar device to assist Continue reading the story...

Nova Scotia launches text with 911 for people with hearing disabilities

The Nova Scotia government has announced that people who are deaf or hard of hearing can now use Text with 9-1-1 for emergency services. “Being a deaf mother Continue reading the story...

ABTA urges members to use accessible travel guidance

As peak booking season gets into full swing, ABTA is urging its Members to make full use of its comprehensive industry guidance on accessible travel in Continue reading the story...

Sorenson Communications Opens Spokane Video Relay Service Interpreting Center

SALT LAKE CITY: Sorenson Communications, the leading provider of Video Relay Service (VRS) for people who are deaf and use sign language to communicate, announced the Continue reading the story...

Ai Squared Releases Window-Eyes 9 Screen Reader

FORT WAYNE, IN: Ai Squared announces the release of Window-Eyes 9, a popular software program used by people who are blind or have low vision to Continue reading the story...